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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 pop culture
6. January 2022

Musique Non Stop

An exhibition at the Museum Kunstpalast brings the techno era back to life. Co-curator Alain Bieber is leading us through the “Elektro. From Kraftwerk to Techno” show while explaining how…
Portraitfoti von Musikerin Stefanie Schrankurban pop culture
27. August 2021

sound of urbanana: Talks!

For a coffee with Stefanie Schrank in the Old Firestation The old fire station in Cologne – This is where our author Ole met the songwriter, musician, illustrator and visual…

digital spaces

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…
A man with a beard and a hat holds a VYTAL bowl with cereal and fruit in it.digital spacesurban taste & living
15. April 2021

VYTAL: Say goodbye to plastic waste

Wasting resources has come out of fashion, and sustainability is trendier than ever. Cologne based start-up VYTAL is perfectly up to date with its innovative system relying on reusable containers…

creative makers

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 placescreative makers
9. December 2021

Situation Kunst

An art venue where everything interacts, even the trees? Welcome to “Situation Kunst” in Bochum! At the art museum in the park of Haus Weitmar, it’s worth taking a look…

artsy places

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…
Nahaufnahme des Strukturreliefs im Musiktheater im Reviewartsy places
28. January 2022

Yves Klein Murals at Musiktheater im Revier

Monochrome blue, also known as International Klein Blue, is the trademark of French artist Yves Klein. Even before he finally became an international superstar of art, he participated in the…
artsy placescreative makers
9. December 2021

Situation Kunst

An art venue where everything interacts, even the trees? Welcome to “Situation Kunst” in Bochum! At the art museum in the park of Haus Weitmar, it’s worth taking a look…

urban taste & living

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…
Find herbs and flowers to eat at Halde Hanielurban taste & living
20. September 2021

Herbs of the Ruhr Area

Urban gardening. Rental acres. Allotment gardens. Herbal tours? The trend of tackling green growth in the urban jungle and harvesting what one sows there is taking a steep upwards turn……