Another Berlin

Hello and welcome to Another Berlin. We are Katarina and Cody. We both moved to Berlin a few years ago and the whole idea for this podcast came from wanting to explore the history and culture of the adopted city we love. We want to better understand what makes this city unique and inspires so many to want to call it home. So we will be doing in-depth dives into the ideas and movements that shaped this city and its culture, in parallel with the mainstream.


episode 4: Squatting pt. 4 - Can squatting still make a difference in Berlin today?

By the late 90s Berlin was already on its way to becoming the dense city of commerce it is today. Suddenly the music and art of the alternative scene, that had struggled for so many years to simply exist, was being sold as part of Berlin’s edgy appeal to attract housing developers and businesses that would be anything by edgy.

In the final episode of this mini-series, the question we attempt to answer is - Can squatting still make a difference in Berlin today?
In search of answers we visited the only living Berlin squat at the time, in Kreuzberg. We had the honor to sit with two members of the #Besetzen Collective and talk about what’s it like to squat in the city today, and where the movement can go as physical freespace becomes harder and harder to find.



\amazing book we love - Vasudevan, A., (2015), “Metropolitan Preoccupations: The Spatial Politics of Squatting in Berlin”, Wiley-Blackwell
\our favorite map - berlin-besetzt

\Great place to follow the events in many former squats- radar.squat


\ Marc Weiser  under the name Arurmukha, off the album ‎– 14·11·90 - Ein Akustisches Psychogramm (and at: where each song was created from field recordings recorded at the eviction of Mainzer strasse, which is pretty cool.

\One Man Symphony

and Cody’s experimental music.


 2020-07-07  40m
curated by hoersuppe in Podcast Pilots | 2020-07-12,20:45:03