Ahhhh Karneval. That magical time of year when everyday rules are suspended and the whole city turns up in droves to celebrate itself. So what about Berlin’s own Karneval der Kulturen, the poster child for multiculturalism and diversity? Well. A friend recently said to me that he loves Karneval because as a black man it is the one time of year that he feels that the colour of his skin is actually a positive rather than a negative. This left me with a disquieted feeling
There are lots of reasons as the winter slowly slowly comes to an end to dream a dream of summer in Berlin; to dream a dream of balmy nights and sunshine streaming through the morning window; to dream a dream of beers in the park and snoozes on the canal bank. But all such dreams are not the same. The young have theirs and we, the not so young, have ours. It is at this time of the year for example that the anarcho-socialist-hippy-eco-warrior punks start fantasizing about stan
No other day represents the identity of SO36 more than 1st May and it also marks the real start of summer. So it might not be possible to withdraw money or buy a glass bottle within a 5km radius of Kottbusser Tor but that doesn’t stop the madness. A photo series by Timor Kodal.