Next weekend (11. 09. — 14. 09. 2014) our beloved underdog districts Wedding and Moabit will transform into the cultural center of Berlin. At more than 300 different locations, visitors will be able to see and hear readings, performances, movies, exhibitions, concerts and happenings. Lofts, galleries and ateliers will open their doors to show off what they’ve got. To celebrate the re-discovery of Wedding and Moabit, we will be presenting a couple of extraordinary locations to you over the next week, from restaurants to hotspots and a list of events that you definitely shouldn’t miss during the KULTURFESTIVAL WEDDINGMOABIT.
The Lehrter 17 project space will soon cease to exist. Only planned for one year, the space was used as party floor, gallery and functional space for concerts, meetings and cultural gatherings. Because the whole commercial building will be torn down to make way for the new "Europa City" (a new Berlin-Dubai sort of quarter that is supposed to be constructed around the dead Hauptbahnhof area and is bound to make me & any Berlin lover cringe), the Lehrter 17 was never anything but a temporary shop, set up to deliver and known to vanish. Like most cultural efforts in Berlin. Even if you've never been there and don't feel like checking it out during the Kulturfestival, it's projects like this that really represent the volatility of urban development. And there's a cap limit: as soon as all those empty rooms are replaced by conceptional town-houses and sleek offices, there'll be no more (or nothing even remotely affordable).
The project space Lehrter 17 will be open during the Kulturfestival WeddingMoabit. It's at the same address as the EXIT Game, so if you get bored at some point, move over and have yourself a real life escaping game.