After the terrorist attack and the release of vicious crimes in the U-Bahn caught on video, people are talking (again) about the safety of Germany and Berlin in particular. Do we need more local video surveillance? More policing? Politics seem to agree. And I only have some loose thoughts about it.
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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.
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.