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This is the blog for lower east & lower east lab. A mix of stuff from our design & communication world (things we do, things we have done, and things we experience and get inspired from) and news from our lab – where all kind of actions and experiments can happen – that be workshops, creative meetings, urban safaris (with focus on start up, architecture, design or food), and exhibitions, events, dinners and a lot more.

We love Berlin in the Autumn

September 11, 2013

A new Urban Safari Berlin is coming up – October 28 and 29.

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Helle Marietta
and Jørgen Smidstrup have based their ­design company, ­Lower East, ­in ­Berlin since the end of 2011 and have been ­exploring the “arm, aber sexy“ city ever since. ­Matti Straub-Fischer, from ­changels, have after several visits insisted on ­creating an ­opportunity for others to dig into this ­diverse mix of ­creativity, design and ­playfulness. Together they ­organize and host the Urban ­Safari Berlin – first one held in November ‘12 and again in April and May ‘13. This is the deal:

  • We will start on Monday morning, October 28, 2013, at 10:00 in our classroom, in a ­coworking space in Berlin.
  • We will be a group of around 15 curious, interested and ­interesting people like yourself. Invitations will be spread with sure hands in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and in ­Scandinavia.
  • We will be safaring on bikes, and on foot, by U-Bahn and again on bikes – the most fun way to explore and stop and go again.
  • We will have time to follow our noses, our instincts, enjoy the crème-de-la-crème of the Lower East and changels exploration so far in this town.
  • We will have a space, where we can listen and discuss – and share inspiration and ­inputs. We will have time to reflect, to talk, to draw, to sketch, to laugh and to enjoy.
  • We will be done by Tuesday afternoon, October 29, 2013 at 17:00. Here we finish up at a start-up and very cosy winebar NOR (not only riesling) in Kreuzberg with a glass of ‘see you again’ wine.
  • After the Urban Safari, you will receive a rich visual ­documentation on our days in Berlin.
  • Matti, Helle and Jørgen will be your scouts, hosts and the facilitators for the Urban ­Safari.
  • Together with Camillos Paladar, we will all put up a playful and inspiring dinner on Monday night. Camillos ­Paladar is a pop-up (mostly in Copenhagen, Berlin and Bern) ­restaurant with ­gorgeous food and remarkable wines. That alone is worth the ­journey.

Are you ready for this adventure with us?

Here is the small-printed stuff:

  • You sign up with an e-mail to Jørgen Smidstrup or Matti Straub. ASAP – it is first come, first serve.
  • You book your own flight or travels to Berlin.
  • You book your own overnight stays. We ­suggest you some beautiful places like Hüttenpalast, Casa Camper or IMA Lofts. We can get you in contact with cool private flats as well.
  • Your costs will be €700 for the two days in the urban jungle with food and drinks ­included for the time between Monday, 10:00 to Tuesday, 17:00. Bike rentals, U-Bahn ­tickets, and the meeting and ­kitchen ­facilities are covered in this.
  • Empty your head. Bring comfortable clothes and shoes, your notebook, some kind of a camera, some coloured pens, an umbrella (just in case) and your toothbrush.
If you want to peek, here are a few marbles…

Urban Safari Berlin  ©lowereast.dk

Urban Safari Berlin ©lowereast.dk

If you like, you can of course invite a dear friend or your ­partner to enjoy the weekend with you before or after the safari in this mind-boggling city.Feel free to share this invitation to other potential safarists – and to contact us for any ­questions.changels  www.changels.ch
Matti Straub-Fischer  matti@changels.ch

Lower East  www.lowereast.dk
Helle Marietta  helle@lowereast.dk
Jørgen Smidstrup  js@lowereast.dk