EXBlicks celebrates its September issue with an exile politics film series, a mini-festival showcasing three documentaries, each a unique voice showcasing the face of exile politics. If you missed single screenings, catch all three today. more »


How do you make an impact from afar? In our September issue, we meet exiles from Ukraine, Iran, Syria, Azerbaijan and more who are carrying on their homelands' struggles from Berlin. Plus a chat with Peaches, all the fall festivals and more! more »

Aug 31, 2015 1:15 PM Features

Seymour Gris: Bureaucracy hackers

Three entrepreneurs have created a clever algorithm that hacks the Bürgeramt's dysfunctional system and allows them to sell online appointments to their fellow Berliners. Should we pay to get stress-free access to public service? more »

Aug 7, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

John Riceburg: Seven reasons to leave Berlin for the G7

Angela Merkel is meeting up with six friends in the Bavarian Alps this weekend – and this 24-hour meeting is costing €360 million. John Riceburg is going to protest against the G7 summit and offers some reasons for you to leave Berlin and come along. more »

Jun 3, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: Why you should go to May Day in Berlin

MAY DAY PRO! Friday is May 1 and the weather forecast says there's a 30 percent chance of flying cobblestones with a 10 percent chance of broken windows. Despite the parade of violence, May Day is still relevant, proclaims Riceburg! more »

Apr 29, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Still flying the pink freak flag

An interview with original enfant terrible of Germany’s gay scene, filmmaker and activist Rosa von Praunheim: the outspoken director's upcoming retrospective at Lichtblick Kino kicks off with EXBlicks: City of Lost Souls on Apr 28. more »

Apr 22, 2015 11:30 AM People

Disrupting drones

INTERVIEW. Technological marvels turned spy and killing machines, they've become America's counter-terrorism weapon of choice. Disruption Network Lab hosts a two-day conference this weekend investigating the controversial use of drones. more »

Apr 16, 2015 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

Part of Disruption Lab's series on hactivism, art and disruption, this two-day event discusses drone use, its social implications and political repercussions. Featuring a former US drone operator, investigative journalists, activists and filmmakers. more »

From NY's Public Theater comes this Richard Nelson play (the second of four parts) reflecting changing American political tides, such as 9/11 memories, through a middle-class suburban family's living room discussions. Part of FIND Festival. more »

Changing ideology, changing architecture

"Devour: Social Cannibalism, Political Redefinition and Architecture" is a vast multimedia exhibition exploring post-communist and postcolonial architecture from Brazil to South Africa to Romania. See it at the Freies Museum before it closes Apr 12. more »

Apr 2, 2015 4:15 PM Art

Part of Maxim Gorki's programme focusing on the Armenian Genocide, this documentary piece is inspired by the true story of 5000 Armenians who managed to hold on to the mountain of Musa Dagh for 40 days before being rescued. more »

Inspired by a video of a young Belgian jihadist, Milo Rau's The Civil Wars is an emotional exploration of the loss of tradition; the first part of a trilogy focusing on politics across Europe from unusual standpoints.Part of the F.I.N.D. Festival. more »