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Kreuzberg doesn’t want Google Campus

‘FuckOff Google’. The Kreuzberg way of welcoming the idea of a Google Campus in the Berlin Bezirk of Kreuzberg. After starting similar campuses in Tel Aviv, São Paulo, Seoul, London, Warsaw and Madrid without any resistance, the company missed out on the activist character of Berlin. Why Google might lose the battle of Berlin. Google picks [Meer…/ More…]

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Citizens need to take control

‘May you live in interesting times’, is an ancient Chinese curse. With this quote Steve Clare from Scotland opened the LSA-meeting December 1st in Utrecht. His speech was about developments influencing current challenges of citizens in the western world. Clare called for more balance between globalisation and local orientation. Interesting times ‘We live in interesting [Meer…/ More…]

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Why Berlin changes so rapidly

The neighbourhood of Prenzlauerberg is hot, or to be more clear extremely popular. Although this part of Berlin tells its own story, it stands for what happens in many parts of Berlin. Newcomers, emigrants from Africa, club tourists, or ‘cultural refugees’ from other parts of Germany, they all leave their footprints. Nederlandse versie. Why Berlin [Meer…/ More…]

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Circle of evil around Berlin

To understand Berlin one needs to look around the city as well. In a circle reaching some 50 km from Berlin many (semi-) military sites give a stronger impression of the violent history than many inner city monuments do. One can find abandoned NAZI and Russian airfields, barracks, bunkers and more. One specific site stands out from all of [Meer…/ More…]