Tag Archives: Neukölln

Immigration in Berlin: Can Social Integration Take Place in a Bathhouse?

by Gabriela Chavez* I knew early on in my research project that I wanted to focus on some aspect of the Turkish community but I began at first with an arguably unanswerable question: are the Turkish communities “integrated” into society … Continue reading

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The Gentrification Conversation: Losing Sight of Nuance in Berlin’s Neukölln District

by Darius Rafieyan* “Suddenly, they were all here. All these students, artists, layabouts. The complete mob called creative class[…] and suddenly all was changing. The rents were no longer cheap, the drug dealers left the Reuterplatz, whorehouses closed, instead we … Continue reading

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A temporary store – lessons learned and things remaining

by Markus Kather For two weeks the temporary concept store of the Berlin-Neukölln based fashion network NEMONA presented an overview of contemporary design scene in one of Berlin’s most diverse neighbourhoods. Two weeks that will have a sustainable impact on … Continue reading

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Opening NEMONA Concept Store

By Markus Kather These days Karl-Marx-Straße, Neukölln’s beloved/notorious strip of gambling places and discount stores, has one more highlight. Local designers organized in the NEMONA fashion network are presenting their work at a temporary store.

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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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Nemona: Cooperation within and around Nemona

By Claudia Rojas After presenting an urban analysis of Nemona and narrating some histories of social integration in Neukölln, Berlin, in this article we will summarize the most important activities and accomplishments of Nemona´s fashion designers. Their participation (as well as … Continue reading

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Nemona: Integration through fashion in Neukölln, Berlin

by Claudia Rojas This article is the second of a series that analyzes Nemona – Network for fashion designers and seamstresses -, in which we present stories of integration in Neukölln around fashion production. As we have written before, the … 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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Bursting the expat bubble in Berlin

Have you ever been part of an expat community? I’m talking about those highly mobile groups who leave the comfort of their homeland for the latest fashionable place. They are very different from refugees or immigrants who are forced to … Continue reading

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Urban gardening in Berlin: contributions to city quality

by Hans Pul Although it is still freezing (at least here in Berlin), it is the time of the year for starting planning and planting this year’s vegetables. Around this time of the year, you can start planting carrots, spinach, … Continue reading

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