Matt Frei explores the unique city of Berlin, an artificial metropolis one that has not grown organically, but always been contrived and redefined. Throughout it's history it has been a laboratory of human behavior, thought and art. What began as a provincial town in the 17th century on a central European marsh became the very image of the messy development of human-kind during the 20th century. It is a place whose history we all feel caught up in, in some way. Even if we have never visited, we all feel touched by events that have taken place there because they are the universal stories of our time.