24/06/17 VeloNotte | Berlin


VeloNotte Berlin:
Missing Landmarks
By bike by night
by Velonacht!
with Sergey Nikitin and world-leading historians
24-25 June 2017


To participate in Velonotte, registration is required through the

www.velonotte.com/ website. The cost is Euro 10.

The average speed of the column will be 9-11 km / h.

The rally starts at the Museum for Architectural Drawing (Christinenstraße 18a)

from 20.00.

Velonotte registration gives free admission to exhibition “Berlin Projects.

Architectural Drawings 1920–1990” at Museum – just show your ticket! The

bike tour will begin at 21:00 and end at 23:30 in Mitte (DAZ).

To follow the audio it takes a radio or smartphone with 3G connection.



Accompanied by historical explanations, interactive performances & a thematic soundtrack

From dreams to drinks, from glamour to garage – this is how we are going explore Berlin. Welcome to an architectural & musical tour of Europe’s liveliest city in its evolution – by bike, by night, by VeloNotte, a ride to re-link visions of the small town Berlin in times of the Grosser Kurfürst with places where immigrants enjoyed a monopoly in brewing coffee and distilling brandy, Berlin as an expressionist tale in the 1920’s, or a just the place to reinvent themselves – like it was for Vladimir Nabokov, David Bowie or Chen Kuen Lee.

One night to revive the missing highlights of Germany’s capital

Get ready for four hours of a relaxed, 21 km-long nocturnal tour! The route will be accompanied by a soundtrack created in (and for) Berlin in different periods of its relatively short, nevertheless polyphonic history. Guests are invited to come with radio or smartphone with FM radio function – to follow speakers comments.

Critically and popularly appraised, featured by New York Times, Vedomosti, Abitare, Domus and other international medias, Velonotte comes to Berlin after 24 events between Rome, Moscow, Istanbul, St.Petersburg, London, Kazan, Verona, New York, Florence.

Introducing our renowned experts:

Prof. Tim Blanning (Cambridge, UK) is the author of the award-winning bestseller Frederick the Great (2014) and other insightful books that discuss German history. Prof. David Large Clay (Berkeley University, USA) gave us Berlin (2001) – bustling with unusual facts documenting its quick rise from a tiny town to the world city of now. We are happy to have with us the inspiring voice of Martin Düspohl, long-time curator of the legendary FHXB Museum, internationally recognized cultural institution from Kreuzberg.

Velonotte Berlin is designed by urban historian Sergey Nikitin (Verona university, Italy), founder of Velonotte Academy.

Co-production – Christian Burkhardt (Architectuul).

Music curated by Sweet Underground DJs.

The event grew as a festival part of the exhibition “Berlin Projects. Architectural Drawings 1920–1990” in Museum of Architecture Drawing. We would like to dedicate the Velonotte to the 780th anniversary of Berlin, the 500th jubilee of the Reformation & 40 years of the LP “Heroes” by David Bowie.

Main partner: Museum für Architekturzeichnung

Partners: Architectuul, KulturProjekte-Berlin, Goethe Institut, FHXB Museum

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Velonotte Academy was founded by urban activist and historian Sergey Nikitin with a mission to promote urban and architecture studies; 24 thematic Velonottes around the world have so far brought together 97,525 participants in cities like Istanbul, London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and New York.

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