Deutsches Haus at NYU will co-host a reading and conversation on Michael Hofmann's new translation of Alfred Döblin’s novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz" with The New York Review of Books (May 4) and a summit exploring the possibilities of municipal and city-led politics (May 8).

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Deutsches Haus at NYU will co-host a reading and conversation on Michael Hofmann's new translation of Alfred Döblin’s novel Berlin Alexanderplatz with The New York Review of Books (May 4) and a summit exploring the possibilities of municipal and city-led politics (May 8).

Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. All events are held at Deutsches Haus’ 42 Washington Mews location (at University Place), unless otherwise noted. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event. Please call 212.998.8660 or visit www.as.nyu.edu/deutscheshaus for more information. Subways: R, W (8th St.); 6 (Astor Pl.)

Friday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.
"Berlin Alexanderplatz": An Evening with Ian Buruma and Michael Hofmann

Deutsches Haus at NYU and The New York Review of Books present a reading of Michael Hofmann's new translation of Alfred Döblin’s novel Berlin Alexanderplatz  and a conversation between Hofmann and Ian Buruma, the editor of The New York Review of Books. Alfred P. Doblin, the author’s grandson, will read a short part of the new translation and share some remarks at the beginning of the event.

Berlin Alexanderplatz, the great novel of Berlin and the doomed Weimar Republic, is one of the most celebrated books of the twentieth century, gruesome, farcical, and appalling, word drunk, pitch dark. In Michael Hofmann’s extraordinary new translation, Alfred Döblin’s masterpiece lives in English for the first time.

Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.
People’s Cities: A Summit

Urban Democracy Lab
, NYU Collaborative on Global Urbanism, Department of Metropolitan Studies, and Deutsches Haus at NYU present People's Cities: A Summit.

Will cities save us? In the last decades we have witnessed a resurgent interest in cities, accompanied by a great deal of urban optimism, even in the face of the exclusion and inequalities of our cities. Cities have become a privileged target of investment, as professionals and elites have rediscovered urban cores as desirable locations. At the same time, cities have become a veritable laboratory for new technologies in transportation and infrastructure, ones that promise to be more sustainable and resilient. Join us for an exciting public debate and conversation about the possibilities—and limits—of municipal, and city-led, politics. Moderated by Democracy Now’s Juan Gonzalez, with panelists Gerardo Pisarello (Deputy Mayor of Barcelona), Kali Akuno (author of the Jackson Plan), and Margit Mayer (Professor of Political Science and co-editor of Cities for People, Not for Profit: Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the City).

This event at the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP here.

This is a DAAD-sponsored event.   

About Deutsches Haus at NYU
Since 1977, Deutsches Haus at NYU has provided New Yorkers with a unique forum for cultural, intellectual, and artistic exchange with Germany, Austria, and Switzerland through its three pillars: the language program, the cultural program, and the children's program. It is one of NYU’s prestigious international houses and is a key American institution fostering the understanding and transatlantic dialogue between the U.S. and the German-speaking world. With a diverse and cutting-edge cultural program, Deutsches Haus particularly seeks to expand its outreach to the next generation of global citizens.

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