spring berlin takes its summer break. Our event platform presented so many amazing Berlin-based events during April and May – now it's time to welcome summer.
We recall that winters in Berlin are heavy but as soon as the first rays of sunshine start peaking through the gloomy skies Berliners start coming out of hibernation and getting creative. Spring time in the event calender fills up rapidly because Berlin is rather good at partying!
With so much going on, how does one keep an overview on everything? What events should one really not miss? Enter our spring berlin network to address these questions. The idea was born under winter's grey and gloomy skies but when when spring arrives in Berlin it's one more reason to visit the city. That's why we collected and presented all of the spring time events on one central platform spring berlin. We invited the organisers of Berlin's most exciting events to come join us in this combined effort.
Mid-April to mid-May featured 21 of the most interesting and exciting tech, design and culture events. These unique events reflected the creative breadth and width of the Berlin scene.
The season started with "achtung berlin. new berlin film award". This film festival celebrates new German cinema from Berlin and Brandenburg and features them in select Berlin cinemas in a non-competitive manner. Alex Berlin was at achtung berlin 2016 and captured many interesting moments and conducted exciting interviews, including the award ceremony.
Another definite highlight was "A.MAZE". The “International Independent Video Games Festival” celebrated it's 5th iteration in Berlin. Its talks and workshops brought independent game developers, digital creatives and games enthusiasts to Berlin's Haubentaucher. Its awesome atmosphere extended to music line-up and exhibition, featuring video games, virtual reality experiences and interactive installations. The talks and workshops where recorded and archived as podcasts by Voice Republic.
spring berlin celebrated Berlin's creative diversity. Events with a digital focus were heavily represented and included "DNX – Digitale Nomaden Konferenz", MEDIA CONVENTION BERLIN, "#unit | World‘s First Queer Tech Festival", the Podcast-Konferenz "subscribe" and of course the 10th re:publica. With "Startup Safary Berlin" and "Investor‘s Dinner" we focused on the entrepreneurship in Berlin. Two further formats were dedicated to the performing arts. The very first "Performersion – Days of Performance & Immersive Arts" veranstaltet. brought together two of Berlin's most importing creative scenes: digital culture and independent performing arts. The event aimed to bring these two worlds together in order to discuss and present new joint ventures and possibilities for collaboration. The second performing arts event was the Theatertreffen, an established and central event in Berlin's culture calender. The Theatertreffen closed out spring berlin's season of events.
"state of DESIGN", "Fashion Hack Day" were two events which represented Berlin's design scene, and don't forget about our sixth #FASHIONTECH Berlin! Our event was held on 29 June 2016 where fashion designers and techies came together to elaborate on topics such as wearables, virtual commerce or digital communication in the fashion business (read all about it over here).
"XJAZZ-Festival" represented the music industry, while motion and graphic design were represented by the "Pictoplasma"-Conference and "ComicInvasionBerlin". Art and culture were featured via the "Karneval der Kulturen" as well as the "Nervöse Systeme" (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) and "Shareconomy" (Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek) exhibitions. Finally, the German book-trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels's initiative #verlagebesuchen invited guests to visit the exciting world of book creation and manufacture.
What a busy spring it was! Head over to the spring berlin platform to get another full overview of all events. After this amazing start we warmly welcome summer in Berlin!