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Athens Is the New Berlin, T Travel Spring 2010

There’s been some bad blood between Athens and Berlin lately, with the latter city holding the economic fate of the former in its less-than-forthcoming hands. ”Berlin-Athens, Why So Much Hate?” read a recent French headline. Could there be an element of jealousy? Despite being in the red (or perhaps because of it — cheap rents!), the Greek city is starting to steal the cultural spotlight from the increasingly gentrified Berlin, which seems more interested in spawning an outpost of London’s Soho House than in nurturing the careers of creative types. Continue reading

“Ambo Dextro,” Tauba Auerbach, 2005