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urban pop cultureurban taste & living
29. July 2022

Going urbanana: Discovering Essen

Welcome to Essen! Germany’s third greenest city is located in the middle of the Ruhr Area – quite urban and yet with a lot of nature, with beautiful corners, shops…
urban pop culture
22. July 2022

Street Art Cities App

Finding street art easily – There’s an app for that! Street art has become ubiquitous in all the great metropolises. Otherwise boring street elements such as walls, bridge piers, garbage…
Museum Jerke, Foto: Frank Vinke/Ruhr Tourismus GmbHartsy placesurban pop cultureurban taste & living
18. April 2022

Going urbanana: One Day in Recklinghausen

Welcome to Recklinghausen! The home of the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, one of the oldest, biggest and most renowned theater festivals in Europe, captivates with its romantic old town, the historical city…

digital spaces

Still vom Video Blanx. Scheibe des Bürosdigital spaces
28. June 2022

Welcome to the Metaverse: Blanx

The Metaverse is the virtual place to be right now. There are numerous offers to get to know this new virtual reality, to test it professionally and privately, but hardly…
digital spaces
17. May 2022

KI-Biennale in Essen: The creative approach to new technologies

I am not comfortable with artificial intelligence. Hailing from the humanities myself, defiance rises in me in the face of technology, numbers, and machines. Honestly, that is surely also because…
View on the WandelWerkartsy placescreative makersdigital spaces
3. September 2021

WandelWerk: the pop-up city lab

In a former car dealership in the Liebigstrasse in the quarter of Neu-Ehrenfeld in Cologne, a motley bunch of urban border crossers is experimenting with living and working models of…

creative makers

creative makers
5. July 2022

Welcome to Utopia

Paris, Milan, New York, Mönchengladbach. Fashion designer Angelika Kammann has taken a daring step into self-employment and back to the place of her childhood following her international career. Large single-family…
creative makers
29. March 2022

Good for Feet – Shoemaker Karina Ranft

Since 2019, Karina Ranft has been operating her own shoemaker’s workshop in Düsseldorf-Gerresheim under the name of “Kapire”. The business on Heyestraße is a true gem. A visit on site.…
creative makers
10. March 2022

Wellness islands for the world

How does a boy from the “Pott” end up reinventing the carpet, in a time when everyone is living on bare concrete and wooden floors? How did he ever manage…

artsy places

artsy places
1. June 2022

The warmth of exposed aggregate concrete

In the tracks of Gottfried Böhm in Cologne and Düsseldorf Architect Gottfried Böhm was the first German ever to receive the renowned Pritzker Prize, awarded to him for his Mariendom…
artsy places
25. May 2022

Ebertplatz in Cologne (Part I)

In the new feature of sound of urbanana: Talks!, Friedemann turns our attention to the notorious Ebertplatz in Cologne. Listen to the first part on Spotify or right here. Ebertplatz…
Museum Jerke, Foto: Frank Vinke/Ruhr Tourismus GmbHartsy placesurban pop cultureurban taste & living
18. April 2022

Going urbanana: One Day in Recklinghausen

Welcome to Recklinghausen! The home of the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, one of the oldest, biggest and most renowned theater festivals in Europe, captivates with its romantic old town, the historical city…

urban taste & living

urban pop cultureurban taste & living
29. July 2022

Going urbanana: Discovering Essen

Welcome to Essen! Germany’s third greenest city is located in the middle of the Ruhr Area – quite urban and yet with a lot of nature, with beautiful corners, shops…
Museum Jerke, Foto: Frank Vinke/Ruhr Tourismus GmbHartsy placesurban pop cultureurban taste & living
18. April 2022

Going urbanana: One Day in Recklinghausen

Welcome to Recklinghausen! The home of the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, one of the oldest, biggest and most renowned theater festivals in Europe, captivates with its romantic old town, the historical city…
urban taste & livingAllgemein
22. March 2022

How the Hated QR Code is Making City Life Easier

Never would I have thought that I was ever going to write a positive text about the subject of QR codes, those weird squares that keep looking as if some…