44: BERLIN ISSUE
Berlin is considered as one of the most desirable cities for young creatives. But the average wage in Berlin is significantly lower than any other city in Germany, and the city has long suffered from deficit spending. Reasonable living costs and rents actually pushed Berlin to become a powerhouse of creativity, and yet a recent surge in rent prices threatens to fundamentally change the citys cultural ecology. Fourteen different studios from all over the city, from iconic studios to lesser-known practices, share stories about Berlin from their own perspectives, about what has and has not changed, and about their expectations and worries, preconceptions and realities.