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REDISCOVERING A GREAT THINKER OF MODERN TIMES — HANNAH ARENDT AT THE DEUTSCHES HISTORISCHES MUSEUM

REDISCOVERING A GREAT THINKER OF MODERN TIMES — HANNAH ARENDT AT THE DEUTSCHES HISTORISCHES MUSEUM

In a year that has brought multiple landmark political and social changes, it can be useful to take stock by exploring the big moments from the past. The Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century exhibition at the Deutsches Historisches Museum tells the story of the last century through one of its great political thinkers. A German Jew who fled the Nazis, Arendt came to academic prominence amidst the ruins of wartime totalitarianism – a fact that shaped her life’s work. The exhibition includes Arendt’s responses to critical post-war points, like the student protests of the 1960s and the civil rights movement, which are still relevant now. But it’s her writings on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust that, while controversial, have had the most enduring influence, transforming how we understand the nature of evil. Interspersed between the mostly chronological exhibits are video clips from Arendt’s 1964 TV interview with Günter Gaus in which she talks about being German, Jewish and – by then – American with spellbinding eloquence. It’s a real pleasure to watch, and is the highlight of an exhibition in which you encounter a thinker whose work – on politics, morality and identity – can be a guide for today. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: DHM/Thomas Bruns, © Fred Stein Archive, Stanfordville, New York)

Deutsches Historisches Museum, Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map
Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century runs until 18.10.2020
Open daily 10–20h. From 10–17h and all day on Thursday a pre-booked online ticket is required. Check the website for Corona restrictions.
@dhmberlin

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SEND A FRESH SURPRISE WITH BEAUTIFUL BOUQUETS AND PLANTS FROM BERGAMOTTE

SEND A FRESH SURPRISE WITH BEAUTIFUL BOUQUETS AND PLANTS FROM BERGAMOTTE

Next week is Mother’s Day in Germany, and things might look a little different this year. Whether you can surprise your mum personally or not, flowers always go down well and Bergamotte has a quarantine-safe solution. Their online shop is full of variety, from colorful bouquets to minimalist dried flowers, like the “Biarritz” spring-fresh bouquet with peonies, chamomile stems and limonium, or the dried “Big Sur” with lavender and nigella for guaranteed summer vibes. Whichever bunch you pick, the flowers will be hand delivered with a background story about their growers and origin, with €2 from each bouquet donated to Aktion Deutschland Hilft. Bergamotte is also helping those on the Corona front line by sending weekly floral greetings to hospitals and old people’s homes across Germany. But flowers aren’t all: you can also order sustainable houseplants on the site, with easy-care, animal-friendly and low-light species available. Whether it’s a beautiful bouquet or a marvellous monstera, now’s the time to bring the spring inside and make mum smile. (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: Bergamotte.de)

Bergamotte: you can order flowers and plants for delivery within 24h at a time of your choice.
@bergamotte_de

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CHARGE UP ON E-MOBILITY KNOWLEDGE — START TO DRIVE ELECTRIC

CHARGE UP ON E-MOBILITY KNOWLEDGE — START TO DRIVE ELECTRIC

If lithium-ion cells, AC fast charging and regenerative braking sound like a foreign language to you, then it’s time to wise up on e-mobility. Soon all your road journeys will be electrically powered, so it’s only right to get informed about this alternative energy. The “Start to Drive Electric” exhibition, opening on 12.03.2020 at the Drive Volkswagen Group Forum on Friedrichstraße, is your highway to this knowledge. Packed with interactive displays showing the cutting edge in four-wheeled technology, it promises immersive learning that’s the opposite to a session on Wikipedia. The highlight is The Accelerator, a 360 degree walk-in cinema where you learn about e-mobility not just with facts and figures, but feelings and emotions too. Besides showing you the underlying tech, the exhibition also hosts discussions on topics like driving feel and design, as well as practical advice on charging and vehicle range. And for those heading to the opening night, there will be a special musical treat to get things shifted into higher gear. Welcome to the electric era. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: VW Drive)

Drive Volkswagen Group Forum, Friedrichstr.84, Berlin–Mitte; mapOpening: “Start to Drive Electric”, 12.03.2020, 20h (entry from 19h45). Register for the opening here.
Exhibition runs until Spring 2021.
@drive.berlin

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BERLINALE LOUNGE: MASTERCLASSES, TALKS AND MORE — RIGHT NEXT TO THE RED-CARPET GLITZ AND GLAMOUR

BERLINALE LOUNGE: MASTERCLASSES, TALKS AND MORE — RIGHT NEXT TO THE RED-CARPET GLITZ AND GLAMOUR

The city is once again abuzz with cineasts hoping to catch some films and maybe a glimpse of a famous face – we’ve heard Willem Dafoe might make an appearance – at the 70th edition of the Berlinale. And while it’s all about the films – and the competition for the Golden Bear – there’s a lot more to the 11-day gala, with mind-broadening masterclasses, engaging conversations on media and special events to check out. Mere steps away from the red carpet at Potsdamer Platz, the Audi Berlinale Lounge is a hub for all that. Everyone can join in the Berlin Open House program, from budding filmmakers to casual movie lovers. The days start with energizing morning yoga classes followed by panel discussions, workshops and talks with industry gurus on topics like sustainability in film and how to self-market your skills in the industry. After a hard day watching films, you can drop by for a cocktail as musicians, DJs and open mic sessions provide the entertainment. The open lounge is the perfect spot to sit back and let the festival wash over you. (Text: Andreea Dragos / Fotos: Benjamin Diedering für Audi, Simon Hegenberg)

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to each of the Lounge Nights including Lui Hill, 26.02., Silent Party, 27.02., and FIVA MC, 28.02. Email us at win@ceecee.cc for a chance to win.

Audi Berlinale Lounge, Potsdamer Platz 11, 10785 Berlin–Mitte; map
20.02–29.02.2020
@audi_de
@AudiDE

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ONLINE AND ONSITE — DISCOVER AND SHOP FRESH DESIGNS AT FREIRAUM

ONLINE AND ONSITE — DISCOVER AND SHOP FRESH DESIGNS AT FREIRAUM

Scrolling through my social media feeds, I’m always discovering new designers, makers and curators that tickle my fancy. But when it comes to these smaller young brands, I often have to buy the products “blind” off their websites. Here’s an idea though: what if you could sit on that new chair or test out that untried hand cream before taking the leap? Well that’s the idea behind Freiraum, a new shop concept on Friedrichstraße that collects pieces from up and coming online boutiques and showcases them for you to see, feel and test in person. The brands available read like a who’s who of top innovators and visionaries in the fashion, design and cosmetic worlds. Besides local names like father and son menswear team Tom Àdam and Shanghai Tofu with their spunky shirts and accessories, you’ll find international designers like Barcelona-based M2Malletier with their minimalist, surreal bags, and sustainably-made garments from Henriette von Grünberg. After trying out it’s time for the cool part: just scan the product’s QR-Code, pay, and your stuff is sent right to your door. 2020 is the year of bricks and clicks. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Yuto Yamada & Kfir Harbi für Freiraum)

Freiraum, Friedrichstr.68, Quartier 205, 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map
Mon–Sat 10–19h

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@freiraumofficial

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