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BAR AM UFER: CANALSIDE CORNER FOR ALL-DAY DRINKS AND LIGHT BITES

BAR AM UFER: CANALSIDE CORNER FOR ALL-DAY DRINKS AND LIGHT BITES


Where do the club kids go when the dancefloors are closed? Bar am Ufer, the all-day cafe-bar from the team behind techno mecca Griessmuehle, must be high up on the list. Located on a sunny corner by the Treptower Brücke, the canalside space used to house an old Eckkneipe before it was taken over by the club – by then closed due to Corona – in May 2020. As its shorter name BAU suggests, the crew built the whole bar themselves, from the geometric metal-and-concrete tables to the rescued office chairs donated by a fan of the club. Hot and cold drinks and small dishes come with laid-back vibes included, and you feel as welcome coming for a morning cappuccino and cake (they open from 9h!) as you do for sunset drinks with a grilled-cheese sandwich. Speaking of drinks: try the homemade lemonade with fresh mint and ginger for the perfect sweet-sour balance or, for something stronger, one of the well-presented classic cocktails like the piquant Bloody Mary. The perfect recipe for an evening of drinks by the canal – even if there’s no techno thud… (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Ramona Razaghmanesh & Bar am Ufer)

Bar am Ufer, Kiehlufer 121, 12059 Berlin–Neukölln; map
Sun–Thu 9–22h, Fri & Sat 9–1h
@baramufer

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BOSQUE — SUSTAINABLE READY-POTTED HOUSEPLANTS DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR

BOSQUE — SUSTAINABLE READY-POTTED HOUSEPLANTS DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR

Fiona Ficus, Monica Monstera, Stella Strelitzia – at Bosque they care so much about houseplants they give them names. The Kreuzberg-based service hand delivers a great selection of lovingly-cultivated plants right to your door, meaning the days of tiring trips to the garden center are gone. Launched in 2018, the website offers themed plant boxes containing a pre-selected set of gorgeous greenery, already planted in elegant terracotta pots of your choice. If you are a beginner or take a “hands-off” approach to gardening, the Unkillable Plants Box includes hardy desert dwellers and cacti, which like all Bosque’s species are sustainably bred according to FSI 2020 standards and come delivered fresh and healthy in a sleek wooden box. Whichever box you pick (you can make your own too!), you can give your new green friends a great start with the accompanying app that offers care tips and reminders. That’s not all: the whole service will be CO2-neutral by the end of 2020, making it a solidly green choice for indoor greenery. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Bosque)

Bosque plant sets and large plants come with free 1–2 day delivery. Currently delivering in Berlin & Hamburg.
@bosqueplants

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JULIE FAVREAU “BONDS”: PHYSICALITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE — RECOMMENDED BY JOHANNA YEATS

JULIE FAVREAU “BONDS”: PHYSICALITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE — RECOMMENDED BY JOHANNA YEATS



The best exhibitions leave reverberations long after you leave, and this is true of “Bonds” by Julie Favreau, currently showing at the Schwartzsche Villa in Steglitz. Originally built as a summer residence, the villa now offers space for a café and a municipal gallery that presents solo exhibitions of international contemporary art. For 2020 the focus is on “Human Textures”, and the current show from the Canadian-born, Berlin-based artist brings together a mural, photographs, sculptures and two video installations curated by Christine Nippe. The exhibition deals with the interaction of the human body from a feminist perspective, featuring curious-looking “technoid-organic” objects. Special interest is devoted to the exploration of touch, relationship, togetherness, spirituality and sensuality in these striking encounters between human beings and technology. (Text: Johanna Yeats / Photos: Johanna Yeats, Julie Favreau & Julie Favreau “Bonds” Installationsansichten Schwartzsche Villa, fotografiert von Roman März)

Johanna is an art historian from Berlin. She works at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and since 01.09 at the Neue Nationalgalerie.

Julie Favreau – Bonds
Schwartzsche Villa, Grunewaldstr.55, 12165 Berlin–Steglitz; map
Until 11.10.2020 Mon–Sun 10–18h
Entrance is free of charge.
@julie_favreau

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MAKE YOUR OWN LOCALLY-GROWN BOUQUETS — WORKSHOPS AT THE MARSANO FLOWER GARDEN

MAKE YOUR OWN LOCALLY-GROWN BOUQUETS — WORKSHOPS AT THE MARSANO FLOWER GARDEN



How can the flower business become more sustainable? One way is to grow local, and here the Slow Flower florists at Marsano are showing the way with their very own flower garden. Initiated in 2019 by “flower farmer” Paz and her team as a crucial first step towards sustainability, the garden is home to beautiful dahlias, impressive amaranth, delicate poppies and many more seasonal blooms. Last Saturday we were allowed to cut our favorite flowers ourselves at the first My Garden Workshop, where we were amazed at the variety and luminosity of the flowers and the yield produced by the small garden. Under the guidance of experts, we carefully arranged our floral finds in vessels made by the team themselves. The next workshop is on Saturday(19.09.2020) and includes delicious food, expert know-how and great company. You will go home well-grounded and with the knowledge you need to realize your late summer floral dreams. P.S. workshops on more topics and hopefully a whole flower field will follow! (Text & Photos: Nina Trippel)

My Garden Workshop from Marsano, 19.09.2020 from 11h
Additional dates include the Q&A and Field to Vase workshops on 10.10.2020
@marsanoberlin

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READING AS A MEANS OF SURVIVAL— 20TH EDITION OF THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL

READING AS A MEANS OF SURVIVAL— 20TH EDITION OF THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL



It is a miracle what the Berlin International Literature Festival (09.–19.09.2020) has put together for its 20th anniversary: with Corona-safe panel discussions running until Saturday, only a quarter of the program has been moved to digital. This evening (17.09.) at the Silent Green Kulturquartier, Norwegian author Matias Faldbakken will present via videolink his book “We Are Five“, a surrealist tale of a drug-taking family man who swaps his missing pet dog for a creature made of clay – with disastrous results. Ben Lerner’s brilliant novel “The Topeka School” also ends in catastrophe: through his young debating champion Adam Gordon, Lerner reveals the power of language while painting a topical picture of masculinity in deeply divided America. With authors like Olga Tokarczuk, Sheila Heti and JJ Bola plus a packed online archive, there is material aplenty here, with particular attention paid to literature in times of crisis – not least how reading can help while refugee camps burn, opposition politicians are threatened and the world is in lockdown. (Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Ali Ghandtschi, Sophie Döring & Cordia Schlegelmilch)

Berlin International Literature Festival runs until 19.09.2020 at venues throughout the city and online.
@ilb_literaturfestival

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