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London 2012 : The Crying Games

Ever since I´ve been old enough to understand a language, comprehend a concept, value history, tradition and appreciate there was a big wide world out there, the Olympics have been the most anticipated, hyped and prestigious events on earth....

Sitting on an Underground Landmine

When people say that Berlin has an explosive underground, they aren’t just referring to its radical nightlife and its alternative scenes.  The city’s soil itself is liberally peppered with unexploded WWII explosives.  This is a city where everyday activities like digging a vegetable patch, building a house...

Bridging the Tourist Divide

Two buildings face each other on the Spree: one is a shiny highrise, its mosaic of metallic colours gleaming on the roadside.  It is the new Mercedes Benz building that will be constructed by Caimmo.  Across the road from it sits...

Things Fall Apart: A Guide’s Exhibition

In the very same week that Tacheles is threatened, a new art squat makes the  scene by hosting an exhibition of 28 independent artists.  The amount  of people willing to make the trek out to suburban Weisensee for an...

Derelict Sensations

Berlin in the 1990s was a concrete jungle: bricks escaping from the confines of their walls, girders sagging and twisting like vines, wood being warped by the elements into elegant mis-shapes. It was as if the elements had...