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Radical Pedagogies at the Venice Biennale

Our collaborative research Radical Pedagogies has been awarded a Special Mention for contributing to the section Monditalia at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, directed by Rem Koolhaas! The Motivation by the Jury of the Biennale Awards: For the Monditalia section A Special mention goes to Radical Pedagogies: ACTION-REACTION-INTERACTION The project […]
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And – Action! (or what you can use olive oil for, as well)

So after describing to you guys how my beautiful new coffee machine is oh so great, I have to admit, I needed advice. Hence, what follows will be the conversations I am currently having with the guys at www.orphanespresso.com, who seem to be more into the machines than their makers…. the people at www.olympia-express.ch, the makers […]
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The Olympic Coffee Games – or: welcome to coffee geek world

My father had bought a Swiss espresso machine back in the eighties, when hipsters had no clue what a lever machine is or how important the grinding and tampering is for crema (or, for that matter, what crema is). He paid something like 800,- DM for it, which was quite outrageous, but just as he […]
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the infamous kochklub – or, how to make too much food and eat it, too

So these three great friends of mine and I initiated a kochklub, a cooking club. Originally one of these friends cooked for two of the others since they were leaving to study abroad in London. This was 1999… Upon their return, the cooking was established as a regular thing. The rules (of course there are […]
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berlin, du bist immer eine reise wert

I spent a week in Berlin – and even though I only had a few hours per day to walk the city, and even though the weather was mostly terrible, and even though I announced Sendling as the new Brooklyn recently, I have to admit: I love Berlin (and that’s something for a born and […]
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meals from the kettle

In Germany, I don’t have a microwave. So if i want something warm to eat but don’t reall feel like cooking, two of my favorite meals come from the kettle. My breakfast, and my late evening dinner. Give it up for……..savory oatmeal! It is hands down the best breakfast ever. To make it in Germany, […]
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My first blogsy post

So this will be interesting. This is a very short blog post, mainly designed to test blogsy, the app for the iPad for remote blog publishing. Rated highly, the app promises easy drag and drop editing, and publishing from anywhere you and your iPad are having a good time. I will try to add an […]
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what a difference a bowl makes…

…if it is round and stainless steel, and generally great and made by WMF. It’s asparagus season, and seeing that my ancestors come from the Oberpfalz *in Bavaria, I have a family obligation to eat as much asparagus as I can. Obviously. Now my man thinks asparagus needs to be eaten with Sauce Hollandaise. Self-made, […]
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