Every citizen can request the renaming of a street or propose a name for a future street name. This can be done either at the Street and Green Space Department or through the District Assembly (BVV).
“Berlin’s urban and commemorative landscape has amongst others been shaped by the Brandenburg-Prussian enslavement trade (from 1680), the imperial German colonial empire (from 1884) as well as positive references back to these during the Nazi era. It is significant that especially the colonial propaganda of the Nazi regime continues to have a partly unbroken effect in Berlin’s cityscape up to this day.”
“Street names cannot just be changed. We need a change of perspective. Instead of paying homage to colonial criminals, tribute must be given to those who fought against colonial tyranny.”