We had a wonderful time at the launch of our second Cee Cee Berlin book last Friday, and would like to thank all our guests for joining us at Hallesches Haus! Cee Cee Berlin No.2is now available to buy online and in stores around the city, including Do You Read Me?!, Voo Store, and Westberlin.
Thanks to the cafés, restaurants, and shops who brought in their delicacies to share with the Cee Cee community, including Gordon, The Barn, Viniculture, Stella, Osmans Töchter, as well as our event partners, Selosoda, Bulleit, Belsazar, Malz & Moritz, Preussenquelle and Bloomon for providing drinks and flowers. See more pictures on Facebook and see see you soon!
It’s easy to imagine that the space now occupied by Fechtner was once a design shop: Its pared-down, high-ceiling interior has something remarkably soothing to it that doesn’t entirely line up with its spot on Torstraße. Lunch is just the time to visit, where hearty salad bowls with a base of greens come topped with crisp asparagus spears and grilled sweet potato, lovingly strewn with goat cheese and your dressing of choice—though cranberry is highly recommended. Owners Tabea Meyer and Tobias Vetter have a serious dedication to the food they put out, demonstrated in their ties to nearby suppliers: rich dark bread from Zeit Für Brot; olive oil from Oel Berlin; the coffee an in-house blend; water filtered with Leogant systems. Fechtner opened late this summer, but being seasonally on-point, the pumpkin soup arrives pulpy and warm, topped with crunchy cubes of fried bread, crispy sage, and pomegranate. A side of Anti-Inflammatory juice, made with lemon, ginger, fennel, and turmeric, will wash away the inkling of a cold; while the Detox juice, a blend of beetroot, ginger, and cinnamon, brings one more comforting word to mind: Christmas. (Text: Victoria Centaro)
Fechtner, Torstr.114, 10119 Berlin-Mitte; map
Mon-Fri 9-19h, Sat 10-19h
This Saturday (22.10.2016), Still Drama launches its new book series of theater writings, with a launch party in Berlin. The books’ format vaguely recalls of the classic by Reclam; the content though, is unquestionably contemporary. The works “Schere Faust Papier” (Scissors, Fist, Paper) by Michel Decar and “Emma” by Martin Fritz (both authors are under the age of 35; both plays were written in the last year) make for profound and entertaining reads. Selected through an open call, the two works have been released as a double feature: The book has two covers, with the words of the two plays running into each other on paper. Behind the series is Marc Holzenbecher, publisher of Berlin- and Brooklyn-based Still Magazine, which combines new literature with artistic photography in high-end print editions. To celebrate the release of the first issue of Still Drama, the actors Esther Hilsemer, Gro Swantje Kohlhof, and Nicolas Lehni are presenting the writings alongside theater musician Sebastian Jurchen in two staged readings. Drinks and, of course, the book, fresh from the press, are also on the menu. If you happen to miss the event, Michel Decar’s play will premier this December at Thalia Theater in Hamburg. (Text: Lorena Simmel)
Keller, Karl-Marx-Str.52, 2. backyard, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln; map Still Drama launch event; Sat 22.10.16, 20-23h
Lorena Simmel has been living in Gesundbrunnen-Kiez for the past four years. She used to write for Cee Cee and now studies European Literature. This guest post was a written collaboration between her and Marc Holzenbecher, publisher of Still Magazine.
The DIY-makerspace-movement may have swept over Berlin a long time ago, but recently a new open workspace saw the light of day. Whether you are an innovative expert, a student, artist, hobbyist, or start-up developer, Happy Lab is the new creative spot to experiment, develop, and realize your ideas. With working spaces, tools, and machinery such as a 3D printer, a CNC cutter and laser cutter at your disposal, the possibilities at Happy Lab are endless. Once a week you can take part in a tour of the space and attend a free workshop where you will learn how to use the lab’s machinery. Check out Happy Lab’s website for upcoming workshops and on how to become a member. (Text: Nicolene van der Walt)
While he’s also a professor of Industrial Design, Mark Braun can usually be found at his studio in Atelierhaus Mengerzeilein Alt-Treptow, enjoying the creative freedom that comes with being a designer. Studio Mark Braun’s creations include a wide array of design objects, ranging from sofas and chairs, to glass and terracotta ware, and everything in between. He started out by producing his own designs, but these days the studio works in collaboration with brands and outsources the manufacturing, allowing the team to concentrate on the design. Together with Nomos Glashütte, Studio Mark Braun created the newest addition to the family of Nomos’ timepieces: the sophisticated, award-winning Metro and Metro Neomatik watches. Just looking at the studio’s height-adjustable table trestle for Minimum and Thonet makes you think beyond the object’s functionality towards its symbolism and creative context. Keep an eye on what Studio Mark Braun will churn out in the near future. (Text: Nicolene van der Walt)