What we see, what we do and who we meet: it usually happens right in our neighborhood. These little randoms make up most of our lives here in Berlin. With every little piece of the puzzle we hope to get closer to portraying an authentic picture of the city.

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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 month Museum

IN A HURRY (Zeiten Der Eile)

27.01.2015

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 the
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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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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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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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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 cit­izens of Turk­ish

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
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Supporter of the Independent by Jack Daniel’s

08.12.2014

Scroll down for Eng­lish version. Ber­lin gilt als Hoch­burg und Heimathafen für all diejeni­gen, die einen kreat­iven Spiel­platz suchen, um ihre Ideen und Träume zu real­is­ieren. Nicht umsonst dient die Stadt als Nähr­boden für Start-ups und One-Man-Projekte. Sie dür­fen wild sein, ver­rückt, uner­war­tet – und manch­mal braucht es viel Mut, um sie zu ver­wirk­lichen,
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Kimchi Princess Lunch

17.11.2014

Mat­thias just returned from his vaca­tion in Seoul and he brought back with him (amongst an AWESOME selfie-stick and vari­ous weird but deli­cious snacks) many memor­ies of a won­der­ful time, spent mostly with the indul­gence of Kim­chi. I am very envi­ous. Trav­el­ing, to me, is a sport based on culin­ary exper­i­ences. It’s my favor­ite thing in the world:
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Walking in November

04.11.2014 · 5 comments

I never go out to take a walk and some pic­tures any­more. And why would I? I have enough on my list as it already is. There’s rarely a moment now when the city (or my life) isn’t pol­luted with a big mis­sion. I think that’s the feel­ing that most people have after liv­ing here for a while; I mean, they real­ize
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Mandy’s Bar

27.10.2014 · One comment

What happened to hav­ing a favor­ite bar to always come back to? While a lot of TV shows like How I Met Your Mother* still advert­ise this second liv­ing room to meet your friends at whenever you want to, none of my friends seem to have a “Stam­mkneipe” any­more. Maybe Ber­lin simply has too many dif­fer­ent pubs and