Writers, we have some exciting news! After a break, we’re ready to start work on the 2015 series of Berlin Stories. So, if you’re a writer who has something to say about Berlin or if you’re not a writer, but have a story about Berlin that needs telling, we want to hear from you. The pieces… Read more »
We are very pleased to announce a new Editor at Berlin Stories for NPR, Kate Nic Dhomhnaill. She will be collecting and editing a new series of original pieces for 2015, so please send your pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kate recently relocated to Berlin from Dublin. Since graduating from Trinity College Dublin, she has worked for Talking Books on… Read more »
An exhibition of new work by painter (and BS contributor) Peter Krauskopf opens April 16 at 19:00. Krauskopf was awarded this year’s Falkenrot Prize, an art prize initiated in 2005 and that is conferred upon international artists who set new standards in contemporary art and painting, in particular through outstanding self-awareness. The show will be up April 17 to… Read more »
Berlin has always been famous for its bridges – from the iconic Oberbaumbrücke with its twin gothic towers, to Wannsee’s Glienicke Brücke, famously used for the exchange of spies during the Cold War. We found another to add to the list, a bridge unlike any other in the city. Thalia Gigerenzer reports on Berlin’s… Read more »
Sandwiched between techno clubs and new luxury apartment blocks, about forty people are living off the grid on a piece of overgrown wasteland formerly part of the Berlin Wall. But Teepee Land is not like other squats in Berlin. A story about life on the frontier, in the middle of the city. Thalia Gigerenzer reports.
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When the legendary Bar 25 (think Burning Man meets Studio 54) was forced to close in 2010, many thought it was the end of an era. But this year, against all odds, some of the founders are back with a 75-year lease, millions of Euros from investors, and a project called Holzmarkt. How did a group of eccentric… Read more »
The economic crisis has made some people believe that it is time for an alternative economy. Swedish expat Malin Elmlid started one of the most popular bartering projects in Berlin in 2010 – it’s called the Bread Exchange. She reads from her book, also called The Bread Exchange, which is being published by Chronicle Books this… Read more »