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Mogwai multi-instrumentalist and Berlin barman Barry Burns on Brexit angst, his band’s legacy and the dreaded G-word. We caught up with Burns ahead of one of Mogwai’s biggest tours, which sees them play Columbiahalle on October 14. more

Oct 11, 2017 4:45 PM Concerts & Parties

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Photo by German Palomeque

The district associated with Ku’damm bling and Savignyplatz bohème is also home to some of Berlin’s most affordable working-class neighbourhoods... but not for long. We talked to Charlottenburgers who are fighting big money to stay in their Kiez. more

Oct 2, 2017 1:55 PM Zeitgeist

The young, creatives that shaped Berlin are losing their studio spaces, victims of their own cool cachet. But the city just purchased the empty Haus der Statistik building to alleviate this problem. Can the city's artists push victory further? more

May 18, 2017 3:00 PM Culture 1 Comments

Goodbye cheap flats, art studios and anarchist lairs; hello, greedy developers and real estate speculators. Our new government wants to stem the tide, but is it too little, too late? Read all about it in Exberliner's May issue, on stands now! more

Apr 27, 2017 12:00 PM Features

Everybody has an opinion about Andrej Holm, but it depends a lot on what you thought about the capitalist orgy of Berlin's housing situation before. more

Jan 4, 2017 12:30 PM Opinion

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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

Defeated by high rents and low profits, Kotti's historical corner pharmacies are being occupied by chic bars and cafés. Cause to break out the antidepressants? more

Apr 4, 2016 12:45 PM 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

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 Opinion

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 Theatre & Dance

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 Theatre & Dance

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

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