Love & Squalor in Berlin

Once upon a time, Berlin was famous for its squats. There were the anarcho-social settlements in West Berlin’s Kreuzberg and the artist colonies in East Berlin. I lived in or around those spaces at various points in the 1990′s, and will always remember how the seekers beat out the strivers and built rambunctious little utopias using little more than spray paint, hashish and brown coal.

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