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MIRIKA: COMFORT FOOD FROM THE FAMILY IN PRINZEN-KIEZ

MIRIKA: COMFORT FOOD FROM THE FAMILY IN PRINZEN-KIEZ

On cold gray Mondays and hungover Sundays, sometimes you’re just in need of some hearty comfort food. At Mirika they’ve got solid German classics including Käsespätzle, Buletten und Stullen, but they’re served not in an old-school pub, but rather in stylish, airy, modern surroundings bursting with beautiful houseplants. Behind Mirika are the three siblings Lilo, Jette and Moritz Klinkenberg, who know the Kreuzberg Prinzenkiez from their childhood days – bringing solid local connections. Together, the three serve authentic, down-to-earth food like vegetarian Swiss capuns (stuffed chard leaves with cream broth and alpine cheese). The seasonal menu changes weekly at Mirika, but you can always count on popular classics like Spätzle and Schnitzel, not to mention a hearty brunch on Sunday. This warm, inviting restaurant is exactly the kind of place that makes the winters a little bit cozier. (Text: Katie Burton / Photos: Mirika)

Mirika, Prinzenstr.103, 10969 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Mon–Fri 10–17h, Sun 10–16h
@mirikaberlin_

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HOW TO AVERT ECOLOGICAL DISASTER — TALKING SOLUTIONS WITH BURNING FUTURES AT HAU1

HOW TO AVERT ECOLOGICAL DISASTER — TALKING SOLUTIONS WITH BURNING FUTURES AT HAU1

The climate crisis. Ecological collapse. Resource scarcity. It’s impossible now to look away and ignore the grave environmental threats we face. But at the heart of all this is a truth we’d rather brush under the carpet: it’s our constant drive for more and more economic growth that has brought us to this critical point. This fixation on growth and the toll it takes on the planet is the subject of what’s set to be an interesting and valuable discussion at HAU 1 on 21.01.2020: “Fossil Economies, Degrowth Ecologies“. As part of Hebbel am Ufer’s Burning Futures series of talks on ecology, this edition brings together Andreas Malm (author), Tadzio Müller (political scientist) and Andrea Vetter (researcher and journalist), three interdisciplinary climate thinkers on a mission to find out why our economy became so dependent on fossil fuels and how we can move towards a green-growth – or even growth-less – future. The talk offers a new way of looking at the climate crisis, and will leave you in no doubt about the drastic structural changes needed to avert disaster. Well worth your while we say. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: HAU Hebbel am Ufer & NASA Johnson Space Center)

HAU1 – Hebbel am Ufer, Stresemannstr.29, 10963 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
“Burning Futures: On Ecologies of Existence. #2 Fossil Economies, Degrowth Ecologies”
21.01.2020, 19h. Tickets can be booked here.
@hauberlin

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THE CITY IS YOUR GYM WITH URBAN SPORTS CLUB

THE CITY IS YOUR GYM WITH URBAN SPORTS CLUB

Do you spend your life criss-crossing town like us? Luckily your workout doesn’t have to take a hit with Urban Sports Club, which turns the whole city into your fitness playground. Headquartered in Berlin and now Europe-wide, the flat-rate sports membership club allows you to explore over 50 sports and activities across hundreds of studios in the city, for a fitness routine that brings you from Neukölln to Moabit and everywhere in between. Our 2020 fitness trend is for short but effective workouts and we take the chance to train wherever we find ourselves: like the 45-minute power cycling class at Beat81, for an energy boost when passing through Friedrichshain. On social visits to Kreuzberg, our favorite stop to get our feet off the ground is the pole dancing classes at Soul Flight by Moritzplatz. And after Sunday brunch in Neukölln, it’s the perfect time for some wellness with a session at Hotpod Yoga Berlin, a multisensory take on classic hot yoga. Getting our new year fitness goals, one Kiez at a time. (Text: Faye Valentine / Photos: Urban Sports Club & Stefan Haehnel)

You can subscribe to Urban Sports Club online.  
@urbansportsclub

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MAKING YOUR OWN FINE PORCELAIN JEWELRY: WORKSHOPS AT GOLDEN SPLEEN — RECOMMENDED BY SOPHIE HERZBERG

MAKING YOUR OWN FINE PORCELAIN JEWELRY: WORKSHOPS AT GOLDEN SPLEEN — RECOMMENDED BY SOPHIE HERZBERG

Always wanted to turn your ideas into reality and design your own jewelry? Time to meet Katharina Zink, founder of Golden Spleen, the jewelry studio where you can let your creativity run free. Joining this trained graphic artist for a four-week workshop, we were able to draw on her vast expertise and discover the entire process of making porcelain jewelry. After introductions over tea and biscuits, we tried our hand at ceramic moulding, and by the second attempt we were able to implement our own designs with some confidence. After the porcelain hardened slightly (leather-hard, in the lingo) we were able to cut, shape and emboss it into jewelry pieces. By the third week we were glazing and painting the moulds and, after a final firing in the kiln, the individual pieces were ready to be combined and completed to form an earring, ring or pendant. The pieces make great gifts, while for your more creative loved ones, the workshops themselves are a perfect present. (Text: Sophie Herzberg / Photos: Sophie Döring)

Sophie Herzberg works as a project manager at our partner agency Cee Cee Creative.

Golden Spleen (at Bender Keramik), Reuterstr.90, 12053 Berlin–Neukölln; map 
Workshops are available again from February 2020 and you can book online.

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PREPARED PIANOS AT THE KW: OPENING THE LID ON A NEW MUSICAL WORLD

PREPARED PIANOS AT THE KW: OPENING THE LID ON A NEW MUSICAL WORLD

When musicians modify their pianos, they open up a whole world of musical possibilities. With a five-day program of piano-based explorations, the KW gallery is celebrating just this. The highlight: 24 “prepared pianos” taken from Italian patron Francesco Conz’s (1935-2010) Archivio Conz collection of avant-garde artworks. The instruments are “prepared” by placing objects between or on the strings, and the exhibition is a testament to the musicians who have experimented with their keys and strings through the ages. These visual displays challenge the idea of the piano as the tool of the privileged virtuoso, and bring together works from major avant-garde artists including Ay-O, Dorothy Iannone, Carolee Schneemann, Nam June Paik, as well as Ben Patterson, whose piano – that most staid of instruments – is turned into a tropical wonder with a whole array of exotic plants. Alongside the exhibited pianos is a series of music and visual performances. Our tip: grab a ticket for Charlemagne Palestine’s show, featuring his minimalist synth and organ sounds. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Courtesy of Archivio Conz)

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststr.69, 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map
Pause: Broken Sound/Remote Music. Prepared pianos from the Archivio Conz collection. 16.–19.01.2020
Concert from Charlemagne Palestine, 17.01.2020, 20h30. Tickets at the KW box office.
@kwinstitutefcontemporaryart

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