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Australian writer and Berlin resident Stuart Braun discusses his new book City of Exiles: Berlin from the outside in.
As part of the Goethe Institut international exhibition Geniale Dilletanten: Subculture in Germany in the 1980s + Australian Ingenious Amateurs at RMIT Galery until 27 February 2016, Australian writer and Berlin resident Stuart Braun will discuss his new book City of Exiles: Berlin from the outside in with photographer Peter Milne, explore 1980s subculture and ponder why Berlin has attracted restless and creative spirits such as David Bowie, Nick Cave and Iggy Pop.
Stuart Braun was born in Sydney and completed a doctorate in history before living across Asia, Australia and Europe and publishing widely as a journalist and writer. Moving to Berlin in 2009, he soon started working on his ode to his adopted city, City of Exiles: Berlin from the outside in (2015), a book that explores why Berlin has long held a special allure for visionary artists, musicians and free spirits from around the world – including Iggy Pop, who graces the cover.
Melbourne-born Peter Milne is a documentary photographer known for his documentation of Australian Independent rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in the early 1990s. In 1992, Milne toured Europe with band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The photographs reflect the everyday realities of the tour from the 'Boredom of the Road' in Germany and backstage glimpses, to the glamour stage shots of band members and images of adoring fans.
Registration and bookings
Free. For bookings, please call RMIT Gallery: (03) 9925 1717.
RMIT Gallery is located at 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne, near the corner of Swanston and La Trobe Streets.
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams travelling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.