While Schwerin has earned many names since Henry the Lion formally declared it a city in 1164—like ‘the city of seven lakes and forests’, ‘Germany’s smallest state capital’, and ‘Florence of the North’, just to name a few—shrinking city is not necessarily one of them. However, as the saying goes, one shouldn’t judge a city solely by its cover.
by Ruiying Liu, ESR at the Technical University of Dortmund Cities are collages of places, with not one but many places and genii loci (spirits of place) — a general rule for big cities, but especially essential to the East German city Zwickau, the destination of my fieldtrip. Although strictly it is no longer a… Read more
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