Na’aman Hirschfeld is an Israeli historian living in Berlin. This interview is the first in a series constituting the project about:berlin, aimed at investigating the urban identity of Berlin as a composition of human lives and narratives. It is a derivation of the Exercises in Urban Reconnaissance project, developing exercise #4 Inhabited City

About:Berlin is about the construction of the identity of the city throughthe stories and visions of its inhabitants. It is about the dialectics between settlement and transition, about the recomposition of imagined and built landscapes, about the construction of a diasporic urban identity. It is a series of interviews about personal stories and trajectories interweaving into the urban fabric of Berlin.