Underground City By EVOL

Berlin-based street artist EVOL uses stencils and spray paint to transform urban walls and furniture into realistic and stunningly detailed buildings. For the upcoming MS Dockville Festival, he transplanted the city in a rural landscape in Hamburg, Germany. Visitors can walk through a miniature underground intersection. They can play like kids and just “pretend there…

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Wahwah.fm Turns You Into A Walking Music Station

Wahwah.fm is a fresh and unorthodox smartphone app developed in Berlin. Aiming to be the “Foursquare for sound” on TechCrunch, it lets you listen to your music library or a playlist created on SoundCloud and broadcast it at the same time through your (mobile) Internet connection. Conversely, you can tune into the music that people around you are listening to, enabling you to discover new music by listening to broadcasts from other people. Wahwah.fm turns its users into walking music stations, enabling them to transmit sound streams simultaneously to and from their direct environment.

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A Dream Castle In An Old Factory

Every time I visit Berlin, I feel like being part of something alive and in motion. The city is so fascinating that you can never get enough. Nevertheless, every time I face the same problem: where am I going to stay? A friends’ couch or cheap, anonymous hostels are usually my choice but, thanks to Silke…

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Cities As Big Playgrounds

Here on The Pop-Up City, we are big fans of urban games. We love urban games because they change our perception of routine spaces, they invite us as citizens to take over public spaces, they encourage interactions with strangers, and because most of them are just fun! Berlin’s Invisible Playground collective makes Street Games, Audio Adventures and Playful Theater that turn the city into a giant playground.

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Pandora Boxes In The City

Berlin is a great place for street art as we’ve reported before. The German artist Sweza, however, takes graffiti to a new level. About the Audio Box project, Sweza writes: “In the year 2009, this little carillon got installed at the Admirasbruecke in Berlin Kreuzberg, unfortunately the audio box got stolen after three days.” This short…

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Blogging The City

On Thursday 12 May we will be doing a talk at the Blogging the City conference in Berlin on the latest urban trends that we spotted. Blogging the City is a joint venture of Urbanophil and Architekturvideo and will be taking place at the Uferhallen. The Internet has become the most powerful communication infrastructure developed…

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Betahaus: The Chair Is A Surfplace

All around the world the creative workforce looks for new ways to enjoy flexibility while working. Last month we wrote the article ‘How The Facebook Generation Starts A Design Office’, which deals with new forms of collaboration in the cloud. Here we like to shed a light on another interesting new form of social collaboration…

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