Tags: streetart

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...

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...

Mark Jenkins

If you’ve wandered around a city long enough you start to overlook the obvious and begin to see the least expected.  Giving a tour last week a girl screamed as we walked under the Oberbaumbrücke.  As we all looked...