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Singer and Radio Host Annick Manoukiancreative makersurban pop culture
17. November 2022

On the Schäl Sick with Annick Manoukian

The café jabubowksi in Cologne Mülheim - This is where our author Ole met the musician and radio producer Annick Manoukian. She plays in Cologne's most exciting and best-dressed pop…
creative makersurban pop culture
11. October 2022

popNRW and the next music generation

popNRW supports newcomers and aspiring music artists from North Rhine-Westphalia in their early days. With a well-developed and above all international network as well as monetary support, popNRW provides an…
urban pop culture
11. October 2022

Community in Bowls – The Conquest of NRW’s Skate Parks by Roller-Skating Women

I can hear the crashing of the rollers on the ramps even from afar. Punk music is blaring from a boombox, colourful graffiti is everywhere, cheers go up now and…

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…
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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

Singer and Radio Host Annick Manoukiancreative makersurban pop culture
17. November 2022

On the Schäl Sick with Annick Manoukian

The café jabubowksi in Cologne Mülheim - This is where our author Ole met the musician and radio producer Annick Manoukian. She plays in Cologne's most exciting and best-dressed pop…
creative makersurban pop culture
11. October 2022

popNRW and the next music generation

popNRW supports newcomers and aspiring music artists from North Rhine-Westphalia in their early days. With a well-developed and above all international network as well as monetary support, popNRW provides an…
creative makers
16. August 2022

Punk is the sound of my soul

Cologne artist Walter Dahn is at home in a great many disciplines – painting, photography, screen printing, and even music. Now he has teamed up with the Speaking Garments label…

artsy places

artsy places
11. October 2022

Culture to the Power of 10 in Wuppertal

Looking up in Wuppertal, you will be able to see more than just the floating trains: High culture, for one thing. Offspaces, too. In the park, in the former gas…
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. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2v7FnJ7PqIhyKe1jDiKIC9Ebertplatz…

urban taste & living

urban taste & living
25. November 2022

Cologne’s Coffee Culture – A Visit to Giovanna in the Greek Quarter

Ice cubes are clinking in my glass as I swirl it in my hands while contemplating the dark brown liquid. It’s a hot summer day in Cologne and what looks…
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…