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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cultured Germans?

The Guardian today featured a really interesting article about Berlin's underground scene.

After the Wall came down and many fled the city, buildings left abandoned were taken up by squatters. Since then, not only have they inhabitated the space, they have turned them into the art squat, the dining squat, the cinema, gallery, concert squat....

The writer described one such food squat as having a student union cafe vibe. Grub there was so cheap and good that she is now tracking down the other Vokus ( food squat ) to eat at. There is a one that is so good but keeps moving around so they established a website updating fans of their next location.

Another, Supamolly, a squatting bar, organizes gigs and parties and they too have a website. Imagine going there for a drink.

Read the whole article here.

The squatters have termed it their Living Project. It is truly amazing what people come up with.

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