35 eager (vaccinated, tested) concertgoers snuggled into the cozy interior of FRAMED Berlin, a cultural salon and gallery in the Friedrichshain district. Berlin’s long summer was coming to a close and couples nestled in corners, wine in hand, and closed their eyes to focus on the sparkled sounds of Spanish guitar and a soaring voice
Dear Bard College Berlin community, You are where you are today because approximately twenty-one years ago, three people had one idea. They had studied at top universities in the US or Great Britain, returned to Germany, and met while working at consulting firms. They were impressed with the education they had received abroad and expressed
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
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
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
The place is Berlin, and the time, the week before spring break. Midterms are almost over! My last assignment to complete before break is the performance project my partner and I prepared for our Intro to Performance Studies course, taught by the awesome Prof. Dr. Nina Tecklenburg. As its title suggests, the first half of
TW: Transphobia, Racism, Sexism, Sexual Harassment and Assault, Violence, Murder BCB Politics Professor Hanan Toukan, was recently interviewed by the college’s Civic Engagement Office and shared insights on the topic of civic engagement and activism. Before coming to BCB, Hanan was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern Studies at Brown University (2016-2018) and Visiting
Berlin is foreign. Berlin is new. Berlin speaks to me in voices that I do not yet understand. It is loud, and alienating, and frustratingly unfamiliar. German signs and words are thrown at me left and right, clouding my surroundings and ensuring that I am merely an observer incapable of deciphering the simplest of phrases.