Ever dreamt what it would be like to play noughts and crosses with a robot? Well now you can with the opening on 05.09.2019 of the Futurium. This “Festival of the Future“, celebrates tommorrow’s world with workshops, live music, lectures and guided tours. You’ll get answers to some pretty big questions, and you can contribute your own future predictions too. Conceptually and architecturally, the building is divided into three zones: the lab in the basement for workshops, two studios by the restaurant on the ground floor that host events, and the first floor gallery that includes range of concepts. We were invited to stop by beforehand and were overwhelmed by how the Futurium critically and holistically explores competing visions of the future. The highlight: the Skywalk on the roof, allowing an incredible view of the city and the alternative energy system that powers the Futurium. The future is coming – and you can be there to see it happen, free of charge. (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: Renou Schnepp & Jan Windszus)
We first told Cee Cee readers about Berlin-based Flaneur Magazine when it launched in 2013, and it’s been among our favorite reads ever since. Flaneur takes an innovative approach, featuring one street per issue and telling its stories through the people and places there. For the eighth edition, the magazine goes to Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, and the historical area around Kangding/Wanda Road to give readers a glimpse of this microcosm of Taiwanese life. The edition launch is being celebrated with the very first Flaneur Festival, which will bring these visions of Taipei to Berlin for an all-night party. The aim is to create a spatial story by transforming Haus der Kulturen der Welt with immersive events and performances, such as a reading room collaboration between two bookshops, Berlin’s Do You Read Me?! and Taipei’s Pon Ding, featuring hard-to-find authors. A Taiwanese teahouse and bistro pop-up from Cozymazu, calligraphy classes, and a classic tea ceremony complete this journey through the country’s lively culture and history. (Text: Emily Miotke / Photos: Flaneur Magazine, Yannes Kiefer)
In our opinion you can never have enough plants. Good job that online plant shop Bergamotte is back with another pop-up edition from 04.–07.9.2019, this time with an XXL sale at Glashaus Berlin. No matter which type of plant you’re looking for – whether hanging, exotic, prickly, colorful or evergreen – they have it all. And there’s more: in addition to the over 4,000 plants, there will also be refreshments from Monkey 47 gin and Selo, culinary delights, and botanical workshops. You can look forward to macramé lessons, do-it-yourself herbal tinctures, pottery courses and, for those starting out on their botanical journey, a “how to make a plant love you” workshop. This event is not just for plant connoisseurs and professionals whose homes are already like a greenhouse, but for beginners too.Come by, get some plant advice, let off steam in one of the workshops and find a new plant for your home. Trust us, there’s always room for it. (Text: Katie Burton / Photos: Bergamotte)
Bergamotte XXL Pop-up in the Glashaus (Arena), Eichenstr.4, 12435 Berlin–Alt-Treptow; map
You can book the workshops here.
Most plants will be in the price range between €4–35
Card payment only. For the love of the environment no plastic bags are used. Please bring your own bags and pouches.
The 18 holes at Neukölln’s Hertzberg Golf offer a multitude of challenges. Hitting the ball through the mad assortment of tunnels and bumps and into the hole is no mean feat, and after six attempts it’s all over. But as you work your way round this delightfully nostalgic minigolf course, club in one hand and a glass of Radler in the other, you soon realise it’s not the winning but the being there that counts. With a history going back to 1960, the course has been painstakingly renovated since 2014 by current owner Frank Terhorst, keeping many original features like the space-age mushroom lamps. Hertzberg’s charm and pro-picnic policy also makes it a legendary venue for birthday parties and special events – like Megagolf from youth literature label Kabeljau & Dorsch. Tonight’s edition(29.08.2019) of the informal literary gathering hosts readings by Giorgi Jamburia, Leif Randt, Ambika Thompson and music from J. Lamotta, all topped off with a relaxed barbecue and a moonlit round of minigolf. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Christian Spreitz, Marco Lehmbeck)
Hertzberg Golf, Sonnenallee 165, 12059 Berlin–Neukölln; map
Tue–Fri 14–22h, Sat & Sun 11–22h
Details for the Megagolf III event here (no registration required)
Breadmaking is truly magical. You mix flour and water and end up with a delicious staple food. It’s also a fine art: kneading, rising, proving and finally baking to perfection. As big bread fans ourselves, we’re very excited to master these skills for the next edition of Roe & Co.llective meets Cee Cee Lessons. On 27.08.2019, our friends at Brot ist Gold bakery will be showing us how to make a true sourdough before we work together to create our very own loaves. We’ll be in very good hands: since opening their shop in March 2019, Kolja Orzeszko und Athanassios Petalotis have focused all their efforts on making the best possible bread from the fewest possible ingredients, all sourced from within a 100km radius. Flour, water and salt alone go into their loaves, which are handmade and left to rise naturally. It’s baking in its highest form. The event will be a chance for participants to come together and learn from these artisans how to work as a team to make something truly extraordinary. The reward: a classic German “Abendbrot” and drinks from our friends at Roe & Co. It’ll be a how-to to remember. (Text: Benji Haughton / Potos: Anna Neustroeva & Daniel Farò)
We’re giving away a few tickets to the workshop. To get your hands on one, send us an email to email@example.com us why you’d like to join.