Backyard cordially invites you to join the opening of the exhibition Almost Legal: Vernissage 20.04.2013 / 20.00 / Backyard / Gitschiner Str 22 / U-Prinzenstr Artists: THC Crew, Dan Rowe, Adam Tylicki Video Premier: 22.30 DJs: DT64, Ghetto Paradise, Suz It is impossible to take the S-Bahn or the bus in Berlin without noticing the graffitis of Kreuzberg
During the last weeks I spent long nights viewing and ordering my messed up photo archive to pick out proper shots for my new website. In that process I found quite a lot of old and interesting photos I almost forgot about. Like this series about graffiti messages I started to shoot in early 2007. Back then, my attention got from
As a part of a major urban development plan, that dates back to the late 20th century, the typical courtyards of Berlin were once conceived to ensure heterogenous, thus vivid social compositions. Believe it or not. We strive to endeavour new specimens that leave us both surprised and excited.
When we told our friends that we decided to go to “Südgelände” nobody knew what we were talking about. It doesnt matter how long you live in this city, your knowledge and your interest will likely go as far as the Ring and rarely beyond. And as a matter of fact Südgelände is located a few meters
The last two days were all in the name of one very remarkable part of Berlin: the BLOCK in Kreuzberg, comprising of Adalbert-, Oranien– and Skalitzerstraße and the streets within their proximity. The Rock the Block exhibition/kiezfestival was brought to life by Backjumps, a Kreuzberg located urban arts initiative and magazine, in cooperation with the
Teufelsberg has long been a very popular “urban exploration” spot for tourists and wanderers alike. I’ll spare you the elaborate story on the artificial hill with the listening station on top of it by simply pointing you to the relevant Wikipedia article. But there it is now, a former US-listening station, nowadays lying in ruis but remaining
About the time I lived in Friedrichshain, I remember one thing quite clearly: the abundance of frontdoors covered in graffiti. Only recently, my photographer friend David showed me an impressive series of photos he shot on a bright and sunny day whilst hunting these remarkable filthy doors of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg.
Back in the late 1980, FUZI discoverd Subway Art — one of the very early publications about subway graffiti in New York. Soon he got hooked on graffiti and hip-hop culture and started to paint his name all over his district, the Parisian suburbs. He invented his own style of graffiti painting, he called it the “Ignorant Style”. Switching
To make room for the planned city highway A100, a vast allotment garden area was cleared two years ago. Construction didn't start yet so that the abandoned gardens and cottages still wait for demolition. We were curious what we'd find there and which stories the place would tell – so we paid it a visit.
Sometimes, on any random weekend, it feels like we’ve been everywhere and back. Therefore it can be tough to construct a whole article around one single subject. When there’s so much to do and see — especially in the summer, no matter how rainy or windy it gets — it’s best to just shut up and let the pictures speak
The city hides its secrets pretty well. To the unschooled eye, Berlin might be explored in a very quick fashion with nothing much that lies beneath the surface. But there are so many perspectives to challenge and even more fences to climb, we’re just getting lazier, thinking this and that is all there is. It’s not.
… that it's a socially deprived district, where the skyline of grey industrialized buildings blurs with an equally grey sky – well, that's just a petty, petty atrocity story. I want to tell you another story about this East Berlin district, a story of a Marzahn childhood.