MAS Context Fall Talks 2021

Battleship Berlin

November 5-November 14, 2021

Between November 5 and November 14, 2021, MAS Context and the Goethe-Institut Chicago hosted the digital screening of Battleship Berlin, a documentary by Nathan Eddy. The film had its world premiere in Berlin on June 26, 2021.


About Battleship Berlin

Berlin’s brutalist heritage is under fire. The city’s powerful Charité hospital wants to destroy a brutalist icon of the Cold War era: The infamous former animal research laboratory called the Mäusebunker. Meanwhile, a dedicated group of politicians, preservationists, architects, gallerists, and students fight for an adaptive reuse of these magnificent, uncompromisingly unique structures.

Who will win?

No matter the outcome, you’re left with the impression that preservation can be brutal.

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Battleship Berlin poster. Artwork by The Holy Garbage (Luca De Vitis), 2021.

This event was organized by MAS Context in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Chicago.

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This event was a partner program of the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial.


Director & Producer: Nathan Eddy
Director of Photography: Kevin Kline
Editor & Sound Mix: Leonardo Franke
Music: Dickey Doo


World Premiere: Berlin (June 26)
Cinema hall of the Embassy of the Czech Republic (September 15)