Tags: underground

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...

Gegen: An Alernative to the Alternatives

Alternative.  What does the word even mean these days?  In its origins, the word alternative was used to label anything that could not be easily categorized or was non-mainstream.  Over time, those un-categorizable tendencies settled into categories of their...