Berlin is full of spontaneous parties in public space. During a trip we spotted a techno party near metro station Warschauer Straße. Under a fly-over, over 150 people were dancing to tunes played by a DJ while drinking their own supply of beer. The raw spot turned out to be a perfect party location.
Toronto-based street artist Posterchild has been turning unused newspaper boxes in his city into planters. Very nice work. “I’ve always been amazed by the state of most flyerboxes. (…) Some haven’t been filled in years. Yet, there they are: everywhere in the city (…) taking up valuable sidewalk space. (…) For whatever reason, a great…Read more →
Helsinkian Tio Tikka is only 21 years old. Yet, he has already been the brains behind some great food concepts in the Finnish capital. At the age of 19 he popped up in downtown Helsinki’s public space with a Citroën Camionette truck that he had turned into a 24/7 crêperie/coffee bar on wheels. His struggle with the local authorities over street-selling permits paved the way for a (very) humble street food culture in Helsinki. We had a chat with Tio during our Helsinki visit, in his new restaurant/club Suola that he opened three weeks ago.Read more →
On the last day of December we wrote about the planned comeback of temporary club, restaurant and event space Club 11 Amsterdam. March, Club 11 opens its doors at a new temporary location: the printing plant in the former building of newspapers Het Parool and Trouw at the Wibautstraat.Read more →
Hamburg has its HafenCity, London transformed the Canary Wharf area into a new business district, and Copenhagen built a new cultural center at former navy base. Over the last decade, spatial redevelopment of former naval areas and harbors came on the front-line in spatial planning in Western European cities. The same kinds of developments have…Read more →