In this extensive interview the historian and infrastructure researcher Dr. Timothy Moss reflects on the questions he posed at the start of his project on ‘invisible Berlin’, the challenges confronting his research and the key findings from his analysis. He also talks about the interplay and interdependencies between politics and infrastructure. Who shaped what and why? Which political decisions in Berlin’s turbulent history proved path-breaking for the city’s infrastructure? Which elements of its energy and water infrastructures survived across multiple changes in political regime? How adaptable and sustainable can even the oldest water works, gas mains and power cables prove to be?
Dr Timothy Moss
Series created by
Gisela Graichen and Peter Prestel