Berlin Diary: Street Life

     |    Tuesday September 7th, 2010

  It is important to find oases of calm. These chairs are invitation to sit down and relax. I think a good cafe is really like an extension of your own home. A place where you ca be alone, or chat with whomever happens to be around. Lerchen und Eulen ( Larks and Owls: a 

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Berlin Diary: Summer in the City

     |    Tuesday August 24th, 2010

  Berlin is an amazing place sometimes. The amount of green: grass, trees, flowers even weeds is a tribute to all the people who have fought to keep mother nature as one of the city’s most valued residents. Enjoy the summer days while they last. This blog is also my tribute to the all the 

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Flyer Sociotopes

     |    Monday August 16th, 2010

  Inspired by re-visiting the Archive of Youth Culture’s work and publications (see blog post on August 15), I would like to point out two books in the Archive’s vast catalogue of “standardwerke” (German term for definitive work on a subject) on popular culture phenomena. Today’s recommended reading is FLYER SOZIOTOPE, a 600 page, bi-lingual 

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Berlin Diary

     |    Wednesday August 11th, 2010

The top picture looks like a beach on some exotic shore but it was taken at the Krumme Lanke lake in southern Berlin. The boy is walking along the earth. In contrast, the girl is jumping from a tree – not yet splashed through the water’s glossy surface. She is ‘caught’ in the sky -the 

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