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Walking in the Void

For Glasmuseet Ebeltoft we designed the book for the exhibition Walking in the Void. The artists behind the exhibition, the American-Swiss couple Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg, rank among the elite of contemporary artists working in glass. Dougald Hine, writer & cofounder of “a school called HOME” contributed to the book with an essay in twelve chapters. Exhibition photos by Christoph Lehmann. Read more about the exhibition and see more pictures here

The book. Twelve pages fold out showing the work “The Timeline”. Exhibition Photos: Christoph Lehmann

New business #2 – 2016

New Business for entrepreneurs in progress. Would you like to start your own business in a sustainable and inspiring way? Do you want to make a difference in your own life? Do you want to see how ancient wisdom can help us create sustainable business structures and services?

Then New Business #2 could be your next move. First step is the info event Thursday December 1th – 7pm-8pm – Innovationsdorf Bern, Wylerringstrasse 36, Bern, Switzerland.

The next step and maybe a great choice could then be the changels-mastery training program of 9 x 3 days over a year.

Join the info event and get to know the program, how we work and who the main trainers Matti Straub-Fischer (head of changels and KaosPilots Switzerland) and Jørgen Smidstrup (communication designer and project maker in Lower East and Lower East Lab) are.

This training is done in collaboration with the KaosPilots Switzerland who serve as business coaches for the participants.

The intro-module of 3 days will take place in February 2016 – from 3rd to 5th of February in Bern at the Innovationsdorf Bern. And the full programme starts April 6th 2016.

More info at the new business blog




Impressions from New Business #1 2014-15  © lower east


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Impressions from New Business #1 2014-15  © Jakob Kristoffersen



Impressions from New Business #1 2014-15  © Rahel Krabichler



Impressions from New Business #1 2014-15  © Rahel Krabichler



Impressions from New Business #1 2014-15  © Rahel Krabichler


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Impressions from New Business #1 2014-15  © Jakob Kristoffersen




Meet n’ greet n’ eat

Madakademiet at Lower East Lab ©lowereast

Lower East hosted our first great event in our new lab in Berlin – Lower East Lab – a 200 square metres creative space in the middle of Kreuzberg. A workshop with 25 students, two teachers from Suhrs Madakademiet (a folk high school in Copenhagen, focusing on food, culture, gastronomy, health and good ingredients), and five food people living in Berlin; Tommy Tannock (Bite Club), Polina Marchenko (Kptn Cook), Maria Siedlaczek (Kitchen Surfing), Lauren Lee (Fräulein Kimchi) and ‘our own’ Jørgen Smidstrup (Camillos Paladar). Rasmus Schou Therkildsen and Louise Schou Therkildsen from Dönerkind, arranged and facilitated the workshop. In groups we were talking, drawing and discussing food trends – one group was cooking kimchikäsespätzle for everyone together with Fräulein Kimchi. Good people, good food and good vibes. We all had a lot of fun. Thank you all for coming here.

Hosting this event gave us a lot of energy and ideas about how much potential we have with this lab. The guests felt relaxed, uplifted and inspired by the space. We are looking forward to the coming events… You are most welcome to contact Lower East if you/your company/your group are coming to Berlin and need a great space for meetings, dinners, workshops, a classroom… Imagination is the only limit…
www.lowereast.de   Jørgen: js@lowereast.dk   Helle: helle@lowereast.dk

See more about Suhrs Madakademiet, Fraulein Kimchi, Bite Club, KptnCook, Kitchen Surfing, Dönerkind


Madakademiet cooking with Fräulein Kimchi at Lower East Lab ©lowereast


Madakademiet at Lower East Lab ©lowereast


Madakademiet at Lower East Lab ©lowereast


Madakademiet at Lower East Lab ©lowereast


Madakademiet at Lower East Lab ©lowereast