For the project “The proll thing” my starting point was the Kino International restaurant in East Berlin. This building’s current “image policy” prohibits taking photographs inside of it (although it is open to the public during film screenings). I thought about animation as the medium to depict the inside of the building, since it would be possible to recreate the interior in such a way as to mix reality and fiction. Now, what is happening in a city like Berlin is that the recent past maintains a presence through many symbols. I am interest in the moment, right now, when these symbols’ usages are changing very quickly. The old Café Moskau, where the communist elite used to pamper itself, is now a gay disco; the old Palace of the Republic, used for skateboard competitions. Although at first, these where spaces created to establish doctrines, today, with the rapid adjustment of these uses and symbols, they are producing new meanings, maintaining their nature as social places, for meeting or exchange.