Making Berlin

Innovative products, interesting projects, new lifestyles – there are a couple of things that we think can have only been made in Berlin, or are simply produced here, which we want to put emphasis on or that we think our readers might find interesting.

4 BLOCKS, finally a good reason to learn German (and Arabic)

4 BLOCKS is a drama crime series about an Arabic drug mafia based in Neukölln. Finally you can put your B-level German to good use.

Interview: What does graffiti & street artist Sozi36 want from Kreuzberg?

Sozi36 likes to decorate mattresses and rubbish on the streets of Kreuzberg with his political messages and provocative jokes. I asked him why and how and he responded with very elaborate answers.

Retune Festival 2016

The future is now: The Retune Festival 2016 is all about exploring the opportunities of storytelling in virtual reality, expanding creative expression with Artificial Intelligence, extending bodies and senses and investigating how creatives get from prototypes to products.
8 Oct ’16 by Sara Events, Making Berlin

Erika Mayr: Bees In The City

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.
2 Sep ’16 by Sara Community, Making Berlin

Welcome to the Sacred Ground festival, the most intimate party in Berlin-Brandenburg

I went to the Sacred Ground Festival outside of Berlin for one night and experienced an almost perfect vision of an exclusive, intimate and community-focused show. And that's a big compliment coming from someone who hates festivals.
2 Aug ’16 by Sara Events, Music

Fresh Parsnip: Vegan, Healthy Delivery

Fresh Parsnip is a so called "Eierlegende Wollmilchsau": it's a healthy, vegan and gluten-free delivery service that sources its produce right from a next door farming project. We tested the cooking alternative. Edit 2016: Fresh Parsnip have somewhat changed their programs and offers, so check out their website for up-to-date news.
13 Nov ’15 by Sara Food, Making Berlin

PostCollective: Berlin, Art and Instagram

The Berliner StartUp PostCollective lets Instagrammers step out of virtuality to sell their art. Time to look at what Berlin's most iconic Instagrammers are up to - and how they've created their own aesthetic.
9 Oct ’15 by Sara Making Berlin

Isolation Berlin: Alles Grau

Isolation Berlin are a band from Berlin (I think) and they made at least one song that is really amazing and melancholic. That's about all that I am ever going to research for this category.
26 Aug ’15 by Sara Music

Local Store: Conscious Shopping

We're into concept stores that don't just sell high quality products but also celebrate an idea behind their collections. One of those stores is the LOCAL store in Bergmannkiez.
31 Mar ’15 by Luca Making Berlin

LACKREC Music

Made in Berlin: the newcomer Techno label LACKREC.
7 Oct ’14 by Sara Making Berlin

Berlin Festival 2014

Remember when I was hating on Berlin Festival? I really wish those guys were coming back, as they were still the lesser evil of Loolapalooza and other big intruders of Berlin who probably will add even less to the spirit of the cities vast music history.
8 Sep ’14 by Sara Events, Making Berlin

Atonal Festival 2014

Nicos review of the experimental Atonal festival.
4 Sep ’14 by Nico Events, Music

Urban Beekeeping with Heinz Risse

A short excursion into the world of bees at Prinzessinnengärten.
13 Aug ’13 by Sara Community, Making Berlin

Berlin Fashion Week S/S 2013 – Newcomer Special for HUSK

Nico created an intense making-of for a young and upcoming fashion label.
4 Jul ’12 by Nico Making Berlin, Videos