Shaping Our City: Yasha Young – Director of URBAN NATION

Shaping Our City: Yasha Young – Director of URBAN NATION

Yasha Young

Recently we kicked off a new series of interviews about the movers and shakers of Berlin inspired by the Shape Your City campaign by Heineken, a competition for city shapers in the making who aspire to help create a bar built on the basis of their personal concept. In the first part we introduced you to party and festival organizer PANSY who spoke with us about the changes and prospects of Berlin’s nightlife.

For the second edition we want to venture from the nightlife into the daylight and bring up one of our favorite topics on the blog: Street art. Berlin is full of it and cherished for it. Especially in the last couple of years so many new incredible works have been added to the walls of Berlin making it huge open air gallery for contemporary art. What many people might not even know is that a big part of the new murals in Berlin were organized by Berlin-based contemporary art platform Urban Nation. We spoke with director and curator Yasha Young about the development of this project and their plans to open the world’s first big street art museum.

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The World’s First Street Art Museum in Berlin

The World’s First Street Art Museum in Berlin

The Street Art Museum, photo:  Urban Nation.

‘Urban Art to me, means to hold a conversation in public’

Yasha Young is visibly thrilled. The director of Urban Nation, a network for street art and Urban Contemporary Art is celebrating the upcoming opening the world’s first Street Art Museum on September 16, 2017.
“Urban Art is a contemporary witness, who shows himself to everyone”, Young says with her voice shaking lightly. And with this year, this witness is about to be seen by even more people, right in the midst of Schöneberg.

Get more information about this unique project and see first drafts and a trailer for the museum after the jump. Read on…

The Weekly Event & Party Guide

The Weekly Event & Party Guide

artwork: Lavender Wolf

This week we have a special card game exhibition by Dandy Diary, a pub choir tour, the last Blitz party for a while, the launch of a new fashion label and the long awaited annual Sparkle Army Party. These and many more events and parties after the jump.

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The Weekly Event Guide

The Weekly Event Guide

Miami Horror

This week we are getting a bit of a rest of all those Berlin Something Weeks as we are right between the art week and the social media week. It’s definately more calm, but I’m glad, less to chose from sometimes is a blessing. This week we have some great exhibition opening, workshops, talks and of course parties! The weekly events right after the jump.

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The Weekly Event Guide

The Weekly Event Guide

This week there is sooo much going on it’s going to be one of those where you plan on doing all of it and then end up doing none because there are just to many events to attend to. Well, still you shouldn’t miss the Planningtorock DJ set today, Artconnect anniversary event program on Thursday til Sunday, the Bodi Bill book launch and the anniversary party of Sing Blackbird. These and many more events after the jump.

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The Weekly Event Guide

The Weekly Event Guide

BL33N

What’s up in Berlin this week? The DMY, that’s what’s up! And along with the big design festival at Tempelhof Airport come a truckload of satellite events all over the city. We also have some nice exhibition openings this week as well as a very awesome Berghain party with the hottest acts in town. These and more events after the jump.

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The Weekly Event Guide

The Weekly Event Guide

Gossip by Rankin

This week we have some awesome concerts by Gossip and Bombay Bicycle Club, a wonderful vintage pop-up store, another Blitz party and an asburd SciFi trash movie about Nazis from the moon. Have a look at this week’s eventguide, after the jump.

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The Weekly Event Guide

The Weekly Event Guide

This week is brimming with great events! Some of its highlights being this year’s Pictoplasma festival, the return of the Blind Date Swingers Club, another edition of the Voodoo Market and the brand new supper club at Direktorenhaus. Have a look at a great variety of things to do, after the jump.

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The Weekly Event Guide

Doeskin at HBC

After the wonderful Anna-Lena from artfridge has supplied us with cool art events in the last two months I will now take over again with the weekly event guide, a mix of art, fashion, movie, culture and party. This week is so full already that I’m almost overwhelmed with my first guide. Have a look at my selection after the jump!

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The Weekly Event Guide

This week have some more opportunities to get awesome Christmas gifts for you at various sales and art events. Musician Brian Ferry is having his first art exhibition in Berlin and the Blitz party is throwing a Christmas party in New Romantics style… This and much more in the event guide after the jump!

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