Her Hardest Hue to Hold

We decided it was the best place to study flamingos, but camping was Samson’s idea. He inherited a wrangler jeep from some sort of uncle up north. I was at the lake lodge where we did most of our research when he dreamt up the idea. Sitting on the lawn by the lake, everyone heard

I Checked and It Was Still There

“But as they burned, disappearing irrevocably one after the other, you stopped believing that there was any purpose in a book’s existence. Or perhaps the only one to have worked out their purpose was the Sarajevan author and bibliophile who, instead of using expensive firewood, warmed his fingers last winter on the flames of Dostoevsky,

Choice Words

We are at Boots, Etc., exit 149 when driving South in Georgia towards New Orleans. We watch as a man hammers hand-wrought silver tips onto Henry’s new red leather boots. The man uses shining little nails, he squints, he moves his hands as delicately as a pianist, as a mother braiding hair. As he works behind

Becoming Aware of Our Ideas

Think about something that will make a person who is slightly addicted to organising events and working as the cultural assistant, fostering a greater connectivity between city and the college community desperate? The cancellation of a long-awaited workshop? Not the worst guess. The closing of a favourite theatre? That is painful, but survivable. There is

From the Archives- Days in Berlin

Die Bärliner takes a look back on pieces throughout the years reflecting on the various engaging activities and sights in Pankow and wider Berlin. With summer quickly approaching and fewer COVID-19 restrictions in place, more options are becoming available for those planning to stick around Berlin for the summer months. In this archive selection, you’ll

Lolmythesis: BCB Edition 2021

On Saturday May 23rd, BCB’s Class of 2021 held their online commencement ceremony – congratulations! An important step for graduation is the BA thesis project, which fourth-year students work on tirelessly.  This year they explored everything from art and nature, to democracy, to tragedy, to social media.  In celebration of the completion of their theses

Berlin 2021 Lockdown Diaries: A Podcast on Culture from the Couch

A project devised by Ramona Mosse and funded by OSUN’s  Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network Works by Miksa Gáspár, María José Sarmiento Isaac, Naama Simon, Shreya Shukla, and Evelyn Weiss. What happens to Berlin culture during a year of lockdowns? In this community-facing initiative, Professor Ramona Mosse and a group of students went out to explore what the emerging digital