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.
On Sunday, the SO36 neighborhood took to the streets to protest the planned and forced eviction of HG on Manteuffelstraße 99. Many people of the community and of the left-wing came together to demonstrate on the streets of Kreuzberg.
An international luxury beauty boutique opened on Reichenberger Straße. The store front is regularly smashed with stones or painted over with graffiti. The neighborhood seems to be in shock - and for some of us, the appearance of such a brand in the Kiez also seems to be a wake up call.
Even months after our first blog post on how to help refugees, the situation in Berlin is still a catastrophe. With freezing temperatures approaching, we decided to update our list on how to help refugees.
The Vacancy was an exhibition that ran til October 2015 as part of a joint venture between ZeitMagazin and Galerie Crone. It was displayed in an old, rundown hotel before constructions work continued in the building.
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.