Dresscode: The Contrasting Daytime and Nightlife Outfits of Berliners

Dresscode: The Contrasting Daytime and Nightlife Outfits of Berliners

photos: Kseniya Apresyan. 

This photography series by Kseniya Apresyan showcases one characteristic Berlin is a paragon of – the freedom that for many is almost synonymous with the city’s kinky nightlife. But don’t expect sneaky snapshots from the dancefloor – this project brings the partygoers back into reality, creating intriguing images of their respective lifestyles.

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10 German Terms that Describe Complex Personalities in One Word

10 German Terms that Describe Complex Personalities in One Word

Previously on iHeartBerlin, you could learn some unique German words of happiness, get your casual German on fleek, delve into the charming world of German insults and even pimp up your Deutscher dirty talk. But as we’ve realized, we haven’t published any new installments of this series ever since we’ve issued these four articles in our Learn Deutsch with iHeartBerlin book! And because we’ve really missed this format, here goes the brand new edition of our German lessons: 10 German Terms that Describe Complex Personalities in One Word!

Do you know the saying that a picture can be worth a thousand words? Well, as it turns out, a specific German word can sometimes convey a thousand words of another language. Here’s a list of 10 German terms used to describe complex personalities that less efficient and imaginative languages could only dream of.

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What Does Home Mean to You?

What Does Home Mean to You?

Berliners and their apartments continue to serve as an inspiration to numerous projects, including this recent photography series portraying Berliners through their windows in times of Corona. But now more than ever, we especially need projects that aim to connect people. That’s the goal of Nomads at home – an online network for quarantined Berliners which collects their various definitions of home.

Nomads at home is a project created by the architect Zuzanna Kotecka. It’s an online space for quarantined Berliners to showcase their idea of home and connect with others, with the aim to establish ”a network of people that support each other, personally and professionally.” Each entry on the website features a particular Berliner, along with their photo, job description, country of origin and an answer to the question ”What does home mean to you?”.

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These Satirical Comics Respond to the Corona Madness in the Best Way

These Satirical Comics Respond to the Corona Madness in the Best Way

We’ve already showcased some of Guen Douglas’s tattoo designs in a blog post last year. But recently, this prolific Berlin-based artist has gone public with another form of creative expression: an Instagram account filled with unique comics. Guen Douglas told us more about her affinity for Gary Larson, the intersections of tattoo and comic designs, and what it feels like to make art in times of a global pandemic.

The Instagram account tolarsonwithlove doesn’t have many entries yet, but each of them presents an extremely imaginative take on a particular aspect of reality. Whether it’s a blissful illustration of an intimate self-care moment, or a visual satire referencing present crisis, the comics by Guen Douglas grab one’s attention with their narrative and, not unlike her tattoo designs, invite one to admire the details. 

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Game-Changers for Singles in Self-Isolation

Game-Changers for Singles in Self-Isolation

photos: Kinga Cichewicz

Just when I thought that being single in Berlin couldn’t possibly get any harder, the level of difficulty has skyrocketed because of the pandemic. It feels like suddenly, one is basically stripped of all the cool Berlin single life privileges but has to carry all of its burdens. Ironically, in pre-Corona times, singles would sometimes get annoyed by some of the very things that actually can bring us solace in the current circumstances of isolation.

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10 Awesome Podcasts from Berlin You Should Tune Into

10 Awesome Podcasts from Berlin You Should Tune Into

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Whether you’re currently exploring previously unknown levels of boredom, or looking to take your mind off your own anxious thoughts around the continuing corona crisis, listening to some podcasts might be just what you need! Check out these ten diverse recommendations with topics ranging from yoga and meditation to news and culture. Some of the podcasts might also give you a chance to work on your German!

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Berlin Culture on Demand: Virtual Visits in Museums, Galleries & Theaters

Berlin Culture on Demand: Virtual Visits in Museums, Galleries & Theaters

Jorinde Voigt, KÖNIG GALERIE, photo: Roman März

Because of the general lockdown caused by the coronavirus, the entire world has recently become increasingly dependent on the wonders of the Internet. But even Netflix can get boring after some time. Luckily, many Berlin artists and institutions make their collections and performances available online – so you can finally go to that museum or gallery you’ve always been intrigued by but never visited!

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The Invisible Devastating Effect of the Corona Virus Panic on Artists, Freelancers and Small Businesses

The Invisible Devastating Effect of the Corona Virus Panic on Artists, Freelancers and Small Businesses

As a kid born in postsocialist Poland, I only associated empty supermarket shelves with distant times of communism only present in the memories of my parents. It’s quite ironic that the first time I actually witnessed a similar image was through the eyes of my German flatmate, who documented her struggle of shopping for toilet paper in Berlin just last week. That instance was followed by countless others, making Coronavirus the common denominator of practically everyone’s social media feed. But there are more serious economic consequences to this general panic – some of them especially perceptible to freelancers and small businesses. 

Jokes involving the sudden scarcity of toilet paper and the sales drop of Corona beer could be regarded as funny if they hadn’t been indicative of an unprecedented hysteria surrounding the virus outbreak. A hysteria that is way more widespread than the virus itself, and so far affected greater numbers of people. 

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What Makes Berlin the Perfect Base for Remote Studying

What Makes Berlin the Perfect Base for Remote Studying

Constant personal rebranding has become quite common in recent years. No one raises an eyebrow when people want to try a new direction for their career and/or take the time to focus on their education. To make such a plan effective, it’s important to figure out what options are available and make an informed choice. In this guide, we want to tell you a bit about remote studying and what makes Berlin the perfect base for this kind of education. 

To provide you with expert knowledge on the topic, we spoke to our colleague Prof. Dr. Katharina Michel, head of administration of the DBU – Digital Business University of Applied Sciences, who is also based inside the dynamic Blogfabrik in Kreuzberg, our creative and inspiring home of the last 5 years. We want to take a closer look at Berlin in its role as a home base for remote studying and will be using the DBU as our practical example.

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