The former administration compound (left) is the only legally habitable building in Wiesenburg. Photo by Jason Harrell

The crumbling, 110-year-old bohemian castle Wiesenburg sits in the heart of Wedding. What's endangering the former homeless shelter turned art complex? Read this excerpt from Exberliner's Wedding issue and see it for yourself this weekend... more

Sep 7, 2016 3:07 PM Zeitgeist

Faced with the option of buying their co-op, will Spreefeld residents cross into the dark side of capitalism? more

Jun 28, 2016 1:05 AM Zeitgeist

Is Kotti out of control? We take a look at the wave of drugs, violence, pickpocketing and gentrification hitting Kreuzberg's most loved/hated Kiez. more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 PM Features

Berlin was as busy as ever in 2015, and 11 issues of Exberliner have the proof. Among all our stories, these are the ones that stood out. Read our list and see if you agree. Is there something we missed? Let us know your faves in the comments. more

Jan 6, 2016 2:00 PM Features

Roma colonies – originally a phenomenon confined to Neukölln – are sprouting up across Berlin as cynical speculators use Roma migrants to drive out long-term, low-rent tenants and transform their properties into top-end luxury flats. more

Aug 31, 2015 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

Seymour Gris: Affordable housing is possible

Berlin's affordable housing crisis is no joke. Enter the Berliner Mietenvolksentscheid to take some real steps towards addressing the problem. You've seen the petitions, but what is it exactly? Seymour Gris explains. more

May 7, 2015 3:45 PM The Berlin Blog

INTERVIEW. Political theatre trio Die Rixdorfer Perlen send up gentrification and pay homage to the Eckkneipe with "Zum Feuchten Eck an der Sonnenallee". The comedy plays at Heimathafen Neukölln on Feb 13,14 and 28 as well as Mar 1 . more

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 PM Stage

Billed as a "gentrification farce," "Zum Feuchten Eck an der Sonnenallee" combines hilarious musical theatre with thought-provoking political discussion. On at Heimathafen Neukölln Feb 13-14, 28, and Mar 1. more

Feb 9, 2015 12:15 PM Stage

Swabians: rich, stingy southerners forcing homegrown Berliners out of their city? Or persecuted minority? more

Jan 28, 2015 1:34 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Gentrification. There, we said it. Shudder all you want, but rent prices aren't the only changes Berlin's been through in the past few decades. Even long-time residents are thankful for the open-mindedness and decreased crime that have tagged along. more

Nov 28, 2014 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW. Most of us no longer see gentrification as an abstract debate, but not everyone has seen the phenomenon in the minutia: Katrin Rothe’s tale of urban displacement comes alive in Betongold on Fri, Aug 29, 20:00 at Lichtblick Kino. more

Aug 21, 2014 12:00 PM Film 5 Comments

As part of a Katrin Rothe retrospective we screen "Betongold", a prize-winning, personal documentary on problems of rising rent that combines conventional images with animation. Don't miss it on Aug 29 (8:30pm) with English subs and the director Q&A. more

Jul 21, 2014 1:45 PM Film

Put your dancing shoes on – our SUMMER DANCE SPECIAL is here! Get in step with Berlin's dance scene, from the master movers to anti-fascist old-timer folk dancers and much, much more. On newsstands now! more

Jun 30, 2014 12:00 PM Features

Where did all that gritty charm go? It seems as though the smell of moustache wax and fag smoke is being overwhelmed by baby sick and school dinners as the city's onetime underbelly gets a dose of the G-word. more

Apr 30, 2014 12:20 PM Zeitgeist

What has become of the once charismatic kiez, Mitte's Alte and Neue Schönhauser Straße? Falling victim to rising rents, many of the liveliest independent boutiques have been replaced by chain stores. A few fight on, but is the end coming? more

Apr 24, 2014 10:30 AM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Seymour Gris: Enough destructive madness

Building porn, the photographic documentation of buildings in Berlin going up and down, just isn't doing it for Gris anymore. In fact, some recent building porn is just plain turning him off. more

Apr 23, 2014 1:45 PM The Berlin Blog 9 Comments

Think finding a flat is hard? Try it as an unemployed welfare recipient. For Berlin’s most vulnerable residents, the housing shortage is becoming a homeless crisis. People in Germany's Hartz-IV system are facing the streets. more

Mar 3, 2014 2:20 PM Zeitgeist

The big prostitution debate, an interview with Kreuzberg pop princess Dena, everything you need to know about Berlinale and much more in this month's issue! more

Jan 28, 2014 12:00 PM Features

John Riceburg: Hamburg on the Barricades

More than 7000 people wanted to demonstrate in defence of the occupied house Rote Flora in Hamburg. But the procession was laid to rest after it had marched only a few meters. more

Dec 26, 2013 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog


Photo by Neil H (NeilGHamilton; Flickr CC)

John Riceburg: New apartments, anyone? Anyone?!?

Activists are collecting signatures against construction on the Tempelhofer Feld. But who will speak for people in favor of new housing and a new library? John Riceburg went out to the park for an experiment. more

Nov 13, 2013 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

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