A Blog for Berlin from Berlin
where you can read interesting interviews and stories of Berliners and their experiences in the city.
Polish Women Protest – What happens when rights become a political bargaining chip? Interview with Anna
Under the hashtag #wypierdalać ( polish: fuck off; go away), the demonstrations organized through the women rights activist group became one of the biggest political movements in Poland’s history, after changes were announced to tighten the already harsh abortion laws in Poland. On November 30th, 2020 during the ” March on Warsaw”, thousands of people protested in the capital alone with signs saying “no women no kraj”(no women, no country), “the future is now, oldman” etc. The red lightning sign was everywhere-
I started my journey with street photography in September 2019. After watching countless YouTube videos and tutorials, I finally decided to use my newly acquired knowledge and fly into the streets of Berlin at least 2 days a week. And then in March 2020, when the Corona pandemic really started to hit hard, I lost my job and started to shoot almost every day. In this article, I would like to share with you my tips for starting out.
Jonathan is an American podcaster working and living in Berlin. In today’s interview, we talked about his passion for podcasting, his take on the U.S. election and his philosophy of empathy for others. On his podcast “Hood”, he invites people of various backgrounds to talk about their lives, their passion, their hood.
Geraldine Nirschl is a photographer and videographer in Berlin, who started her business in October this year. In this interview, we talked about why having a safety cushion as a creative worker is so important and her take on the current situation.
Sean Smuda is an established artist, photographer and writer currently living in Berlin. Known for his application of various media incorporating audio, sculpture and performance among others, his series “Blueprints” is part of the permanent collection of the Walker Art Center.
Jeremy Knowles is a lens-based artist from London, currently working in Berlin. In today’s interview we talk about the financial aspects of the pandemic, the differences between London and Berlin as well as behind the scenes of Jeremy´s newest exhibition “Neukölln Stories”.
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