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short notice: Milena Auilar at Museum Neukölln

28.01.2015
Most people are sur­prised to hear that Neuk­ölln has its very own museum. Even more if they real­ize that it is not the kind of cheesy “Heimat­mu­seum” they expect. Actu­ally Museum Neuk­ölln has a young team with an fresh approach. They cur­ate very dif­fer­ent works which circle around the many nuances of Ber­lins notori­ous neigh­bor­hood. This Read more…

10 things to do in Winter in Berlin

09.12.2014 · 5 comments

There is at least one great thing about winter in Ber­lin: I stop being the only one without a taste in fash­ion. Since every­body is wrapped in lay­ers and lay­ers of func­tional cloth­ing (which is incid­ent­ally only sold in bright neon col­ors) and hik­ing boots, I can finally pre­tend to have the same level of style aware­ness as

IN A HURRY (Zeiten Der Eile)

27.01.2015 · No comments

Quite a while ago I shot a series try­ing to widen the range of my pho­to­graphic techniques. As often, this idea came by acci­dent when I real­ized that with an old fash­ioned Sony Walk­man mobile phone it is hardly pos­sible to pro­duce what you would reg­u­larly call a “good photograph”. Using the tech­nical weak­nesses of this trashy gear led me to
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CTM x Transmediale 2015: Event Recommendations

21.01.2015 · One comment

A new year, a new num­ber, an old routine. 2015 just kicked off and we are already facing dozens of events that will accel­er­ate the rhythm of the city back to its reg­u­lar hec­tic pace. CTM x Trans­me­diale seem to be the most inter­est­ing of these fest­iv­it­ies yearn­ing for atten­tion. Since 1999, CTM and trans­me­diale have been tak­ing place in
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short notice: 40 DAYS OF EATING II

14.01.2015

(Scroll down for Eng­lish text) Stellt euch diese Kom­bin­a­tion vor: Ber­lin, Girls, Essen, Kam­eras, Enter­tain­ment & Sex-Appeal und dann alles noch noch mal dop­pelt. Hört sich zu gut an, um wahr zu sein? Auf MitVergnü­gen kann man sich das alles ganz gut zu Gemüte führen, und zwar in der zweiten Runde von “40 DAYS OF EATING”. Ber­lins

11 Favorite Places in Gräfekiez

12.01.2015 · 2 comments

Ah, the Gräfekiez. Our little Pren­zlauer Berg enclave bey­ond the Landwehrkanal, right amidst the leftovers of the so-called “Ber­lin Ghetto” at the cross between Kreuzberg and Neuk­ölln. Gräfekiez: the only area of Ber­lin NOT in the far away West that my vis­it­ing par­ents feel com­fort­able hanging around in. And on my spießig side, I also very
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Finding Graz

09.01.2015 · 4 comments

Oh my dear Graz, you really are like an ex-boyfriend or girl­friend, aren’t you. Some­times you feel like the one that got away, and I’m still in love with your beau­ti­ful old town with all those little wind­ing alleys and majestic build­ings, your ever bloom­ing scene of cre­at­ive movers, thinkers and doers and your intim­ate
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Best Of 2014

06.01.2015 · One comment

Some­time around 2012, we decided to do a “best of” of our favor­ite pic­tures and our lives of Ber­lin — every year. We keep on with the tra­di­tion, and one thing I’ve noticed is that most of us rarely use the big cam­eras any­more. We don’t care for high qual­ity, even though the DSLR pic­tures still stand
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First snow in Spandau

02.01.2015

For some reason, the first snow of a winter is a spe­cial time of the year, the con­firm­a­tion that the cold sea­son has finally begun – even though a rainy Christ­mas is already bygone. It’s this very par­tic­u­lar day after hor­rible weeks of sleet and freez­ing winds when the season’s romance sud­denly unfolds and cov­ers the city with its heavy,
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Akemi — Asian Soul Kitchen in Prenzlauer Berg

30.12.2014

You know what I love about liv­ing in Kreuzberg? Basic­ally everything I need is right here and I rarely ever have to leave this part of town to do or get some­thing. BUT that also means that I do exactly that: almost never leave Kreuzberg. (Except going to uni­ver­sity in Char­lot­ten­burg. But that doesn’t count, since it’s not for
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short notice: Cards Against Humanity (Berlin Version)

29.12.2014

New Years Eve is approach­ing fast, and with it come the high expect­a­tions and the over-the-top sym­bol­ism. How to spend it? With whom? Will I get a cab home? Will I die from unex­pec­ted ghetto bangers on Sonnen­allee? Is next year finally going to look bet­ter for me? Here’s a bet­ter idea: stay at home and play Cards Against Human­ity
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Christmas in Berlin

27.12.2014 · One comment

If you drove home for Christ­mas, if you left Ber­lin and took the train or the plane to get back to your fam­ily every year, you might think back about your Kiez, your friends and those who stayed, who always told you that Ber­lin would become a calm and sed­ate place dur­ing the sea­son. Oth­er­wise, you
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Happy Holidays!

24.12.2014

It’s that time of the year when Ber­lin is sup­posedly super empty and eerie, and the streets are deser­ted and there is no noise but a silent, Christ­massy spirit. I’ll never know because I always return to my par­ents’ for the hol­i­days (boo-hoo, right). I chal­lenge every­one to prove how empty Ber­lin can be! But any­way, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! (And

Thoughts on Sonnenallee: “Little Orient”

23.12.2014

Ach, Sonnen­allee. It is one of my favor­ite streets of Ber­lin. I call it my “Little Ori­ent”. The side­walks are plastered with dis­play win­dows full of Arabic, African and Turk­ish junk, spe­ci­al­it­ies and culin­ary delights. Ber­lin is known for its mul­ti­cul­tural res­id­en­tial areas, of course. Kreuzberg has quite a repu­ta­tion with its

The Best Italian Pizza in Berlin

19.12.2014 · 3 comments

There is no uni­ver­sal, abso­lute “best pizza” in Ber­lin or any­where else in the world for that mat­ter. Pizza is so incred­ibly ver­sat­ile that you can’t pos­sibly find a bench­mark of taste. All I can do is nar­row down the niches of pizza and select what I’m in the mood for. One day, I’ll be crav­ing the