Tina Steckling, founder of Soulmates Berlin, offers spontaneous and fully qualified crisis management and psychological support in Neukölln without the bureaucracy. I talked to her to find out more about Berlins collective issues and about mental healthcare in general.
Betonwände, Soja-Flat White, Avocado auf Vollkorn-Toast, Vintage-Holz, Kakteen und Eames-Stühle: Kyle Chaka beschreibt die Symbole unserer urbanen Gegenwart als Airspace, ein Style, der die Infrastruktur des Internets in unseren Städten verkörpert - und mittlerweile ein sehr gut verkauftes Produkt ist.
My friends Anna and Marcus have recently launched Viertel Vor, a blog about sustainability. Many of their articles are more than just critical views or green ideology. In fact, their most striking articles revolve about urban life. They generously let me excerpt and comment on their interview of urban beekeeper Erika Mayr.
On Sunday, the SO36 neighborhood took to the streets to protest the planned and forced eviction of HG on Manteuffelstraße 99. Many people of the community and of the left-wing came together to demonstrate on the streets of Kreuzberg.
An international luxury beauty boutique opened on Reichenberger Straße. The store front is regularly smashed with stones or painted over with graffiti. The neighborhood seems to be in shock - and for some of us, the appearance of such a brand in the Kiez also seems to be a wake up call.
Even months after our first blog post on how to help refugees, the situation in Berlin is still a catastrophe. With freezing temperatures approaching, we decided to update our list on how to help refugees.
Whatever stance on migration you might have: it won't change the fact that more and more refugees are arriving in Berlin. What we need now is a system of support, empathy and practical help to get everything working flawlessly for everybody.