Benjamin Kraemer, an international postdoctoral fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin, usually jumps into Müggelsee to cool off after a game of beach volleyball. But a few weeks ago, he said, all swimming in the lake was banned: “There was a pretty intense cyanobacteria bloom.”
Damien Tran and Marion Jdanoff are two French artists who together make Palefroi, an art collective based in Berlin. The duo is currently exhibiting their first solo show in Germany at Urban Spree Galerie where they recently finished their residency. The exhibition, “Étalage,” showcases their experimentation and collaboration, encompassing all parts of their practice from drawing and painting to animation and sculpture.
With the Month of Contemporary Music just around the corner in Berlin, atonal music made unexpected headlines last week. Germany’s national railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) which also operates the Berlin S-Bahn, announced plans to play atonal music at the Hermannstraße S-Bahn station.
Jens Kuhn, commonly known by his pseudonym Lowtec, has been a fixture in the German electronic music scene for the last two decades. As well as producing music, Kuhn is also the founder of Out To Lunch and Workshop, releasing experimental and wistful house music for the in-between stages of the night.
Saturday night: For some people, it’s the perfect opportunity to watch a movie, enjoy a candle-lit dinner, or go dancing at a club. For us, the idea of a delicious beer, Scottish snacks, and art sounded like heaven – and it was all possible, thanks to a Berlin Beer Week (BBW) event which took place at the the bar, “Das Gift,” in Neukölln.
Berlin Beer Week (BBW), established in 2015, is a week-long event celebrating craft beer culture. On Friday, a boat ride through Kreuzberg marked the start of BBW and its over 70 events. As beer aficionados, fans, and creators enjoyed some delicious brews, we spoke to several brewers about their collaborations and the stories behind them.