There's a crack in everything, and things fall apart

Fuck off Mediaspree

Mediaspree is a massive redevelopment of a part of Berlin that for years has been the home and workspace of artists, tramps, squatters, and general non-conformists to a profit driven culture that has already occupied 99% of western Europe and is quickly infesting the former Eastern Bloc.

In response groups have formed opposing the redevelopment which threatens to destroy that rebellious aspect of Berlin that makes this city unique.

In good Berlin fashion they’ve taken their protest to the walls, drawing protest slogans whereever they can find the space.

My personal favourite is the giant “fuck off mediaspree” message on top of an abandoned building.

They say Berlin is bankrupt. It is in the financial sense, but there are other forms of bankruptcy. A city where the poor and eccentric have to feel ashamed to walk down the street suffers from a moral bankruptcy, one which Berlin must fight to avoid.

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