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Tarnbeutel – Bag a Bit of Berlin

Love it or hate it, there is something very striking and instantly recognisable about the pattern of the seats on the Berlin U-Bahn and thanks to Kreuzberg-born Vinzent Britz you can wear your own piece of it in the shape of his Tarnbeutel (camouflage bag). The designer was initially pleased to supply his friends but […]

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Blub: Urban Sound Exploration

With a soundtrack created from samples of the sounds made as its creators explored an abandoned swimming pool and leisure complex in Berlin, Blub: Urban Sound Exploration, is a clever alternative to the usual shaky camerawork and whispered narratives of the majority of urban exploration videos. Blub, or Berliner Luft- und Badeparadies (Berlin Air and […]

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Rescuing Berlin’s Squirrels

What would you do if you found a baby squirrel alone in your garden or on the street?  Until recently I would have had no answer to this question but in the last week I’ve had some insight into caring for squirrels in Berlin and the work of Eichhörnchen Notruf eV, a charity responsible for […]

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Ich bin ein Berliner – Not your average holiday video

Tim Richardson spent three days in Berlin and he decided to create a video of his trip inspired by Leoardo Delessandri’s Watchtower of Turkey and Watchtower of Morocco films. The style was out of Richardson’s comfort zone and to make life even more difficult for himself he decided to film it all with his iPhone […]

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Sunday Documentary: ‪Virtual Reconstruction of Ripped Stasi Files‬

Virtual Reconstruction of Ripped Stasi Files‬ is a documentary from Fraunhofer IPK, the company commissioned by the BStU (Bundesbeauftragten für die Unterlagen des Staatssicherheitsdienstes der ehemaligen Deutschen Demokratischen Republik or Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former German Democratic Republic) to develop the “e-Puzzler”, a tool for the virtual […]

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Franzosenbad – A swimming pool in a bad way

The water was drained from the pool at the Franzosenbad years ago and now it’s littered with parts of the ceiling, lockers and some of the discarded wooden panels that at one point kept the abandoned swimming pool in the north of Berlin secure. The Franzosenbad is in the former Cité Foch, built in the […]

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Fin DAC – Magnificent 7

Watch street artist Fin DAC at work on his huge Magnificent 7 mural, a series of 7 beautiful portraits, at The Point Village, Dublin during an art residency at The Gibson Hotel, filmed and directed by Trevor Whelan for Dragon Armoury Creative. Fin DAC has been one of my favourite street artists since I saw […]

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