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From the “Bridge of Spies” to the Smart City: a Berlin narrative

by Ares Kalandides [1] Reading the multiple stories that have been praising Berlin with its youth culture and creative scene as the rising star among European cities, it is easy to forget how recent this development actually is. The 2015 Spielberg … Continue reading

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by Ares Kalandides The other day, following an “unfortunate” speech by the Greek minister of Culture and Sports, I offered some thoughts on culture and the creative economy (here on this blog). Only the day after, on Sunday 23rd February … Continue reading

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“Culture is economy” – or maybe not?

by Ares Kalandides On 20th of February 2014, the Greek Minister of Culture and Sports Mr. Panos Panagiotopoulos delivered the opening speech of the EU conference ‘Financing Creativity’ in Athens. The aim of the conference was to address models of … Continue reading

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Pick of the day: What Are the Economics of the Creative Economy?

Graduate Center geographer David Harvey, author of Rebel Cities; Harvard economist Edward Glaeser, author of Triumph of the City; and Seth W. Pinsky, former president of the NYC Economic Development Corporation, debate the economic realities of New York’s creative and … Continue reading

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First Workcamp: COBRA – Collaborative Labour Opportunities in Brandenburg

by Jonas Rehmet We are happy to announce that the first workcamp of a total of three separate one-week workcamps of the ESF-project “COBRA – Collaborative Labour Opportunities in Brandenburg” will take place on November 12th, 2013 in Guben, Germany. … Continue reading

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The Brand and the Real Thing: Kenya – Shining for Some

by Renard Teipelke An amazing landscape, wild animals, beautiful sunsets, white beaches, traditional tribe villages, mountains and valleys…one could easily continue the list of things for which Kenya is famous for. This country in East Africa is one of the … Continue reading

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Urban Explorations: Nacht & Nebel in Neukölln

by Markus Kather This weekend Neukölln, one of Berlin’s most interesting districts for art and design, is showing off: Nacht und Nebel is a festival for local art and culture. In more than 100 locations Neukölln’s artists will present their … Continue reading

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Urban Manufacturing/Manufacturing the Urban in Zürich

by Ares Kalandides Last Saturday I wrote a short blog entry with some very quick thoughts after visiting the conference re:Art:the:URBAN in Zürich. These thoughts did not relate to the panel I chaired, but were critical observations on the way … Continue reading

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Nemona: an urban analysis

by Claudia Rojas Are we helping to create a better neighbourhood or are we dispensable in its development? This is a question that we ask ourselves when analysing city development projects like Nemona. Nemona is a project that fosters a … Continue reading

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Not again with Berlin…

By Renard Teipelke The expert seemed quite outraged hearing my question about Frankfurt am Main’s reputation as an economically strong capital of finance that lacks the alternative style and subcultural creativity of Berlin. I moved from Germany’s capital city to … Continue reading

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