Last year around this time I was still very relaxed and the Christmas corners in the supermarkets annoyed me like most other people. But then I sat in our kitchen with a good friend and we came up with idea of an Advent calendar that contains real experiences instead of stale chocolate. What was said was done and relaxation was quickly replaced with excel-sheets, nights of filling paper bags and plenty of anticipation for the Holiday season. Although the KreuzbergKalender was a fairly improvised project in its first year, it was a surprisingly great success. Our handmade Advent calendars sold out quickly and plenty of friends and fans visited the events we hosted and created memories we still talk about.
Now December is approaching and we decided to give the KreuzbergKalender another go in 2012. But this time around we’d like to not only do it for our friends, but with all those cool kids interested in what’s new and exciting between Schillerkiez and Moritzplatz.
Artists and local manufacturers will showcase their craftsmanship in the handmade Advent calendars and the KreuzbergKalender events provide the opportunity to listen to DJs from Neukölln or stories from Kreuzberg, visit new places in and meet likeminded people from the neighbourhood.
The city appears especially stressful in the grey days of winter and we want to bring a bit of warmth to Kreuzberg and Neukölln and get to know the neighbourhood, its inhabitants, spaces and projects a little better.
All those who wish to brighten up – their own or a friends – December with 24 little surprises may order the handmade Advent calendar now. The 2012 edition is limited to 100 calendars that are available for 25 EUR. To order or receive more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to an exciting December with you!
Here are also some pictures from our events last year:
With a rickshaw and Glühwein across Tempelhof