ELI5: The Berlin Elections in 2016

There are elections on the 18th of September in Berlin, but what are they for? Who can vote? Why should you vote? What's at stake? Here's the Explain Like I'm 5 version of the Berlin elections 2016.
15 Aug ’16 by Sara #berlinkisses, Other

HG/M99: Zwangsräumung Verhindern

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.
8 Aug ’16 by Sara Community

Kreuzberg 36: Gentrification Soap

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.
3 Aug ’16 by Sara Community

How To Help Refugees in Berlin (Winter 2015)

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.
3 Dec ’15 by Sara Community

The Vacancy: A “Berlin Experience”?

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.
26 Oct ’15 by Sara Places

Berlin Against TTIP: 200.000 People Protest

A 200.000 people protest - is that art, a rave or typical Berlin? A big chunk of Germany united last Saturday to rally against the upcoming TTIP treaty. Marcus took pictures of the massive gathering.
12 Oct ’15 by Sara Events

10 Ways To Help Refugees in Berlin

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.
11 Aug ’15 by Sara Community, Other

Apartment Prices in Kreuzberg/Neukölln 2006

Don't look at the listings if you're currently looking for an apartment. You will just cry in despair.
25 Jun ’15 by Sara Other

Mall of Shame

Now I would've had a couple of ideas on how to make Potsdamer Platz less detached from "real life in Berlin", but apparently, every urban issue can be solved with a - you guessed it - ANOTHER MALL.
16 Dec ’14 by Sara Architecture, Places

Lichtgrenze: 25 Jahre Mauerfall

For the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city had planned a very intriguing and fantastic concept: the Lichtgrenze, a wall constructed of balloons that lit up the former border between West-Berlin and the GDR. After two days of illuminating (and thereby remembering) the division, the balloons went up into the air last night.
10 Nov ’14 by Sara Events, Street Life

Berlin bleibt unsere Stadt

While the success of the 100% Tempelhofer Feld initiative has left a warm glow in people's hearts, the future development of the city remains a concern for many.
25 Jul ’14 by Patrick Community

CSD Kreuzberg 2014

Snapshots from the CSD 2014 in Kreuzberg, a queer and left protest & parade that has more to do with politics than party.
17 Jul ’14 by Sara Community, Events

The New YAAM

We are celebrating the return of the YAAM, an amazing summer outdoor location which is inclusive for ALL people of any race and color.
26 May ’14 by Sara Community, Places

Volksentscheid Tempelhofer Feld

The 25th of May is the day were Berliners will be able to vote for or against building on the Tempelhofer Feld (along with the EU parliament, but that's for another niche blog to cover). As you may know, we think this is a very rare chance of being part of Berlins future. Since most people who have the right to vote are German, we decided to write an informative article of all the possible outcomes and the history of the Volksentscheid Tempelhof in German as well. You can scroll down for the English version if you're still interested.
19 May ’14 by Matthias Community, Other