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.
There is a spot amidst the city's heart that measures 180.000 m2, has its own street map, its own transportation system and, as some say, its own governmental structures with councils, committees authorities.
The modernist architecture style brutalism is rising in popularity again, and Berlin has a few incredible buildings that still preserve the impressive and incredibly cool era of utopian aesthetics. Let Matthias take you on a tour through Berlins brutalist heritage.
There are some S-Bahn stations that haven't seen a train for more than thirty years now. Ghost stations. Some of them still exist and are easy to spot, others are decayed to such an extent that one hardly recognizes the platform. All of them tell stories from prosperous times long ago.
On my lunch break I discovered this sun reflection in the backyard of our office in Neukölln. Somehow it looked like arabic signs to me and I had to think about the transformation of this former muslim dominated neighborhood.