The German-Polish book shop Buchbund is located in Neukölln, Berlin, next to eastern speciality shops and bric-a-brac shops. Since February 2012, Joanna Kulas (b. 1986) and Mikolaj Gołubiewski (b. 1985) have been teaching Polish there, at the language school Polka Dot.
Once wasn't enough: Berlin is yet again living through an occupation. The ever-growing social species of the hipster is considered a foreigner, and is stirring up the aversion of native 'Berliners', even rekindling forgotten pleasures in certain extremist circles. Direction Neukölln, the cool district of the German capital which walks the line between defending a trend and resisiting the invader
'Would we be ready to face a nuclear disaster in Europe?' asked EU energy and environment ministers during a risk evaluation meeting on 14 and 15 March. It's a reaction to the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in central Japan, damaged after an earthquake and tsunami on 11 March
Diversidad, diversité, diversity, diversità, pазноврсност, raznovrsnost, diversidade...all in the name of an urban culture project supported by the European institutions, no less! A Paris-based Bosnian journalist meets the raw talent of European hip-hop, who collaborated on an album in Brussels for release in February 2011
It's gruelling every time a holiday period winds down in Paris, capital of a country populated by the 'world champions of pessimisim'. Crestfallen faces enveloped in black coats on grey jumpers, the Parisians being carried away on the metro seem to have just been released from their hangover.