THE SCHILLER-KIEZ – A Creative Cluster?!

When the central airport was still operating, it always smelled of kerosine in this part of Berlin. The Schiller-Kiez in north Neukölln between Hermannstraße and airport-area ended abruptly at a kilometres-long chain-link fence, through which one could see the silhouette of the city far away beyond the airfield. Once in a while one could observe walkers, who were stunned by this view for minutes: A huge, trespassing-forbidden, field – right in…

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Creative Cluster at Istanbul Design Week

[widgetkit id=2885] During the urban development of Istanbul, Istanbul Design Week – IDW – is constituted on the role of design notion where the East and the West meets. IDW is hosting designers and design exhibitions from around the world in the old indsutrial district of Hasköy, Istanbul. Istanbul will reflect its design culture to the whole world through world media and international designers. Today, what differentiate each…

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PFEFFERBERG

Some facts at the beginning In 1841 the Pfefferberg has been founded as a brewery by a man called Pfeffer. In the following decades it has been a residence for an association limited by shares, a bakery, a huge printing office, a canteen kitchen, several headquarters as well as an outpost of a clinic and they assume it has also been an air-raid shelter during the Second World War. The architecture with the brick front and basement vault with a…

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Creative Working and Living in Berlin – The Betahaus

When you are first entering the betahaus, it feels like in a typical berlin-like café. Although you obviously see a lot of working people being around, it seems too légère to realize, what kind of working place lies behind. The betahaus wants to be a flexible workspace for creative freelancers. On its homepage it says: High quality value is no longer created in classic offices. Added value is created in different locations, at different times,…

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Introducing the Institute for Arts and Media Management

The Institute for Arts and Media Management at the Freie Universität Berlin is not just an academic institution, but – located in the vibrant city of Berlin – a competence center for all cultural matters: The Institute, its lecturers and above all its students are enriching Berlins cultural life with events like digital art exhibitions or the art autumn for kids and are likewise inspired by this creative metropolis. Embedding Berlins diverse…

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Creative Dissent

The Human Rights Foundation announces May 2 the recipients of the 2014 Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent. The 2014 laureates are Turkish performance artist Erdem Gündüz together with Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot. The Human Rights Foundation founded the Havel Prize with the endorsement of Dagmar Havlová, widow of the late poet, playwright, and statesman Václav Havel. The Prize celebrates those who, with bravery and ingenuity,…

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Design

A Nation is looking for a Flag Thomas Büsch New Zealand’s future flag? A suggestion handed in by Jesse Gibbs Until today it’s red, white and blue, it contains the Union Jack and four stars. It looks in some way similar to other countries’ and reminds too much of the former colonial power, as PM John Key states. New Zealand is searching for a new flag currently and options are plenty. A state’s flag is an important item. French…

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Archive

Agent Artist A Tiny Wooden Cube as a Site of Crosscultural Friction and Collision Don’t Say I Didn’t Say So – The Parrot Putting an Olive Stone into a Bottle Spray Painting the Bronx Pink Agent Artist   Design A Nation is looking for a Flag Thomas Büsch New Zealand’s future flag? A suggestion handed in by Jesse Gibbs Until today it’s red, white and blue, it contains the Union Jack and four stars. It looks in some way…

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