Cross Border

A life changing journey in pictures

Freitag, 16. November 2018



More than 20 years ago, Ken Schluchtmann undertook a journey that would change his life forever. What started off as an ordinary vacation evolved into an immersive experience, stepping inside an entirely different world featuring a visual intensity impossible to be captured in words.

Several years later – by then Schluchtmann had quit his law studies and was graduating from Lette-Verein Berlin as a photo designer – he specialized in architectural and landscape photography and began to develop the unique visual language that characterizes his iconic style. 

Since then, Ken Schluchtmann has returned to Norway more than 15 times and is now sharing the results of his trips during the past eight years. His exhibition „Architecture and Landscape in Norway“ at the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin is an examination of the country, its impressive landscapes and its contemporary architecture. 

04.10.2018 – 17.01.2019
Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies
Rauchstrasse 1
10787 Berlin

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Architecture and Landscape in Norway – the opening

Freitag, 16. November 2018


„… The Norwegian Embassy in Berlin is delighted to host the exhibition “Architecture and Landscape” by the photographer Ken Schluchtmann at the Common House of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin from October 4, 2018 until January 17, 2019.

The exhibition features photographs from architect and art projects along the Norwegian National Routes, which Schluchtmann has covered extensively over many years. With his photos Ken Schluchtmann sets a high standard for architectural photography, as well as for capturing the surrounding landscapes of the installations and buildings along the routes.

The exhibition is curated by Janike Kampevold Larsen, associate professor at the Institute of urbanism and landscape of The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The exhibition project has been selected for the official program of European Month of Photography in Berlin, a testimony to the high quality of Schluchtmann’s work. …“

Aslaug Nygård
Embassy Counsellor and Head of Press, Information and Cultural Affairs

04.10.2018 – 17.01.2019
Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies
Rauchstrasse 1
10787 Berlin

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Architecture and Lansdcape in Norway – the exhibition

Freitag, 16. November 2018


„… Schluchtmann’s photographic eye harbors an astonishing precision. It scales and aligns – but it also imagines.
Architecture is always positioned in a landscape context, precisely scaled to an often impressive topology and view. Its shapes, materials and colors are allowed to play with elements and vegetation, and the photographer’s intuitive imagination makes both architecture and landscape perform, as built, human or animal.
The exhibition situates Ken Schluchtmann in a long tradition of landscape representation in Norway. …“

Janike Kampevold Larsen, Curator

„… The exhibition and graphic design concept plays with the depiction of the national routes of Norway that Ken Schluchtmann has travelled and photographed. The exhibition space is defined by black walls which follow the outlines of the landscape routes. These walls trace the photographers itinerary and provide changing spatial experience and surprising views for the visitors within the space itself. The exhibition creates a multilayered interplay of photography, perspective and the architecture of the Felleshus of the Nordic embassies. …“

Blue Scope Berlin, design agency

04.10.2018 – 17.01.2019
Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies
Rauchstrasse 1
10787 Berlin

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New project website

Freitag, 16. November 2018


To give you more information and deeper impressions about the project we created a special website.

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„Inside Out“ – Palais de Tokyo Paris, Triennale der Photographie Hamburg

Montag, 02. November 2015


Glasgow-born, Berlin-based designer Leigh Sachwitz’s Studio for Design flora&faunavisions GmbH has created a mesmerizing interactive experience called “Insideout” for the „Photography Playground“ at the Triennale der Photographie in Hamburg. It is a 360° multimedia installation that explores the house as a sanctuary and as a safe haven from nature’s many forces.

Inside the greenhouse-like illuminated installation, the viewer experiences nature’s many forces by hearing the rain and watching the dark clouds gather above, and when the protective walls disappear, the participant will feel exposed and vulnerable in the eye of the storm. But then, once the storm has passed, there is a feeling of purity and freshness, and an overall sense of calm envelopes the participant.

The visual installation is accompanied by sound design by the Berlin-based award-winning composer, musician and producer Andi Toma, one of the founding members of the electronic music collaboration Mouse on Mars.

On 28 October the “Perspective Playground“ has opened at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The art installations of this new exhibition is curated and produced by flora&faunavisions for the lead agency VITAMIN E – and the client OLYMPUS Europe. Installations from internationally renowned artists, included INSIDEOUT, transport you into a fascinating and playful world of art and science that spans several floors of this renowned Paris museum – one of the top 5 in the world for contemporary art, again photographed by Ken Schluchtmann who underlines the visual impact of the artworks.


„Inside Out“ – the movie

Montag, 02. November 2015

Exhibition “Architecture and Landscape in Norway”

Mittwoch, 01. Juli 2015


Germany’s biggest folk, roots and world music festival and one of Europe’s biggest and most important festival of its kind has its 25th anniversary.

As Norway is the focus land at TFF Rudolstadt Ken Schluchtmann was asked to exhibit his awarded photographies “Architecture and Landscape in Norway”. Ken Schluchtmann’s photographic study of the National Routes of Norway is all about the majestic landscape of Norway, highlighted and reinforced by the architecture dotting the tourist routes used to explore this magnificent Scandinavian country: a fantastic add-on to the huge musical offer focussing on folk music where more than 150 musicians and musical groups will share their music with fans arriving from all over the world.

In Friday 3 July 2015 at 12 AM at the Heidecksburg castle there will be the opening of the exhibition with Ken Schluchtmann, talking with Dr. Kai-Uwe Schierz, honorary professor for contemporary art and exhibition at the Bauhaus University Erfurt and director of the art museums of the city of Erfurt. The event will be framed by the performance of acclaimed Norwegian violinist Gjermund Larsen.

After Wolfsburg and Beirut you can admire Ken’s artwork in Rudolstadt in an exhibition that tells the story of the power of nature, where the action of man – architecture – underscores the magic of landscape.

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Common Fest Beirut

Dienstag, 05. Mai 2015


Common Fest is an Arts & Culture Public event which aims to create a link between Lebanon and the global arts scene. A fantastic location in the middle of the city, inviting people to experience a rich blend of arts and culture bridging the cities of Beirut and Berlin, with artists from Lebanon, Germany , Denmark, France, Spain and the USA. Ken Schluchtmann was part of it from 7th to 10h of may and presented with an exclusive selection of his Norwegian series.

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Common Fest Beirut – Watch the Video

Montag, 04. Mai 2015

Interview with Sto Group

Samstag, 14. Februar 2015


Architectural photography is not only about showcasing architecture, it goes beyond the facades and tells about the atmosphere of the context, becoming the most important ingredient of a visual story. Daniel Straub from Sto AG interviewed Ken Schluchtmann for Fassadenblog, delving deep into the various aspects of Ken’s work. So we can learn more about the secrets of the photographer who has won twice the prestigious “Best Architectural Photographer” Arcaid Images Award. For instance that there is no bad weather to take a picture if you really want to portrait a building and why he prefers living in well-designed spaces…

Read the whole interview (german): Fassadenblog

150210_interview_sto_news again become part of „Blickfang. Deutschlands beste Fotografen“ (Germany’s best photographers)

Montag, 15. Dezember 2014


Ken Schluchtmann is again listed in “BLICKFANG – Deutschlands beste Fotografen”. The yearbook 2013-2014, available as hardcopy and as an online edition, aims to showcase the best German photographers with their different takes. Here you can find 222 photographers in alphabetical order. Ken is represented with his work in the categories architecture, industry, interior, product, automotive and landscape.

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Essay for “Architecture on the Web. A critical approach to communication”

Montag, 15. Dezember 2014


“The Value of the Image” is the title of the contribution architectural photographer Ken Schluchtmann has written for “Architecture on the Web. A critical approach to communication”, edited by Paolo Schianchi. A book which deals with the communication of architecture in the web era where the image has become an object. Photographers are fundamental to this new way of communication, because they are the ones with the tough task of displaying the content of the architect’s work.

Read "The Value of the Image" (PDF, 810 KB).
Buy the whole book at Libreria Universitaria.


Architecture and Landscape in Norway – book

Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2014


Ken Schluchtmann has completed his latest independent editorial project: “Architecture and Landscape in Norway”, edited by Hatje Cantz. The photographies in this book are the result of over 20,000 kilometres traveled in five years through the breathtaking landscapes of Norway, capturing innovative architecture along the Norwegian National Tourist Routes.
The hardcover book contains 160 pages with 106 illustrations and detailed maps to localize exactly the position of the spots he visited and photographed.
Clear images which transmit all the power of the unique nature, a kind of travel diary, showing Schluchtmann’s personal take on nature in dialogue with contemporary architecture.

You can get the book online at: Hatje Cantz


Architecture and Landscape in Norway – Collector’s Edition

Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2014


Passionate photographers can find – together with the book – a limited Collector’s Edition with C-prints. 5 prints, available either individually or as a set, “with the most fascinating landscapes of Europe” as Schluchtmann defines Norway. Including the prize-winning image of the viewing terraces by Norwegian architecture firm Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

You can get the edition online at: Hatje Cantz – Collector’s Edition


Exhibition “National Routes of Norway”

Dienstag, 30. September 2014


A selection of 21 images of the above mentioned book is on show at ZeitHaus Museum, Autostadt in Wolfsburg. The exhibition “National Routes of Norway”, curated by Dr. Thomas Köhler, director of the Berlinische Gallerie, is open to all visitors of the ZeitHaus until January 2015. An invitation to visually explore Norway, because photographs tell more than words.

More information: Autostadt


World Architecture Festival in Singapore

Montag, 29. September 2014


After winning the World Architecture Festival in Singapore as Architecture Photographer of the Year in 2012 and 2013, for the WAF 2014 Ken Schluchtmann has been invited as jury member for the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. Congrats to the winners, the British photographers Hufton & Crow!

More information: ArcaidAwards


Pop-up showroom and exhibition at the Gallery Weekend Berlin

Dienstag, 29. April 2014


The Hatje Cantz Verlag presents its traditional pop-up showroom in one of Isabelle Du Moulin-initiated pop-up gallery. Du Moulin shows in an unusual place paintings, sculptures, photographs and performances by renowned international artists. The exhibition is accompanied by various events.

Artists: Olafur Eliasson, Jürgen Mayer H., Wolfgang Tillmans, Thomas Ruff and many others.
We are proud to be part of this exhibition.

Vernissage: 30.04.2014 18-21h – Exhibition: 01.05.-15.05.2014 daily 11-20h
Bikini Berlin (Stairs beside the Zoopalast), Budapester Strasse 38-50, 10787 Berlin

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Exhibition Building Images, London – the world’s best architectural photographers

Freitag, 14. März 2014


Building Images is the inaugural exhibition at the Werkstatt and shows the breath and invention in both architecture and photography today.

The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards started in 2012. This year’s prize was presented at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore and the judges were: Zaha Hadid, Ivan Harbour, Catherine Slessor, Eva Jiricna and Graham Stirk.

The exhibition will present nine shortlisted photographs including The Awards’ winner Ken Schluchtmann’s photograph of ‘Nasjonale Turistveger’ Trollstigen, Norway.

At 27th April Ken Schluchtmann talks to Catherine Slessor about his dramatic winning image that captures the synergy of nature and architecture at Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter’s viewing plateau in Trollstigen, Norway.

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Dienstag, 23. Juli 2013



This summer the design network CREATE BERLIN showed design from Berlin in all its facets. In a huge exhibition at the Automobil Forum Unter den Linden in Berlin more than 20 design studios showed their latest projects. The themes vary the wide range from architecture, productdesign, graphic- and motiondesign to photography.

Location: Volkswagen Automobil Forum, Unter den Linden 21, 10117 Berlin

Exhibition concept: CREATE BERLIN and Robert Eysoldt
Graphic Design: +Ruddigkeit
Exhibition design: studio brandt

WE CREATE BERLIN is a project from CREATE BERLIN in cooperation with the Volkswagen Automobil Forum Unter den Linden and supported by Trenntstadt Berlin and H.O.M.E. Magazine.

In cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

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Dienstag, 14. Mai 2013


Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

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11. Berliner Hoffest von Klaus Wowereit

Donnerstag, 30. Juni 2011


The Sage Hospital e.V. again was invited by his protector the major of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit to present the project at the annual „Hoffest“ in the city hall.

This year we showed an exhibition in cooperation with Marco Riedel from Room Division.

Together with the children of Warang we worked out some pictures with the theme „it’s in your hands“ at our last trip to Senegal. They painted their thoughts about the relationship to the hospital. This was initiated to give them a feeling of partnership and responsibility for each other.

The result were 18 small pieces of art which we sold to interested guests. The profit will proceed directly to the project again.

There are still some pictures left. If you are interested please contact Marco at

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What a perfect day! – The Movie

Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2011

Thanks to Lars and Flo from Voodoopop and Ingo Brunner for making tis movie possible – thanks to Dr. Motte & Robert Babicz for the sound!

What a perfect day!

Mittwoch, 01. Juni 2011


206 Flüge und über 600 Besucher!

1000 Dank an das Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz, Jochen Schweizer mit seiner Crew und alle freiwilligen Helfer, Sponsoren und Gäste – Ihr wart MEGAMEGAMEGA!!!

Insgesamt kamen an diesem Tag fast 14.000 Euro an Spenden zusammen. Das bedeutet für das Krankenhaus den Unterhalt für die kommenden 10 Monate, 6 Angestellte mit über 70 Familienangehörigen in Lohn und Brot und die Versorgung von ca. 8000 Patienten! Ein grosser Tag mit einem tollen Ergebnis!

Alle 220 Bilder des Tages liegen in der Sage Hospital Gallerie.

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Fliegen hilft!

Dienstag, 10. Mai 2011


Das Sage Restaurant, der Sage Club und veranstalten zusammen mit Jochen Schweizer ein Charity-Event zugunsten des Sage Hospital auf der Dachterrasse des Hotel Park Inn.

Allen Besuchern bietet sich die einmalige Gelegenheit die 125 Meter zwischen Dachterrasse und Alexanderplatz in 8 Sekunden zurückzulegen!

Die Sängerin Lucy Diakovska wird selber „fliegen“ und zusammen mit der Band The Boss Hoss, sowie dem Schauspieler Raphael Vogt als Flugpaten die Teilnehmer an die Hand nehmen.

Parallel wird es eine Cocktail Lounge der Barschule Berlin mit Flair Bartendering geben. Für den entsprechenden Sound sorgen diverse DJs aus der Berliner Clubszene.

Schirmherr des Events ist der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin Klaus Wowereit.

Der Solidaritätsbeitrag für das Base Flying beträgt EUR 49. Man kann aber auch einfach nur zum Feiern vorbei kommen. Der Eintritt beträgt dann EUR 5. Tickets sind buchbar unter oder vor Ort am Jochen Schweizer Check-In Counter in der Lobby des Hotels. Alle Einnahmen werden gespendet!

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Help Japan!

Dienstag, 15. März 2011


The networks Berlin Music Commission, Clubcommission, CREATE BERLIN, IDZ, interface!berlin and berlinbrandenburg want to help the victims in Japan.

Donate 20 Euros and receive one of 1000 posters designed by Raban Ruddigkeit. The full proceeds will go to Aktion Deutschland Hilft, Germany’s Relief Coalition.

Donations higher than 20 Euros are of course also welcome.

„HELP JAPAN“ Poster (594 x 800 mm) Offset Print, Edition: 1.000

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Les Cajoutiers Senegal

Donnerstag, 24. Februar 2011


Les Cajoutiers is an association in Warang/Senegal that helps children in difficulties to find a better future.

The schoolproject managed by Sophie Camara-Corynen from Belgium is a real succes. After three years the school counts already 180 students. In the two comming years, the school is expecting over 500 students, this means that in those two years the school has to expand and build six classes in 2011. The total costs are paid by privat sponsors.

At our last trip to Senegal the Sage Hospital supported the school with urgently needed equipment and material like paper, pens etc. And of course we brought some sweets for the kids…

Pictures in cooperation with Peer Schöder

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Renovation and montage

Donnerstag, 27. Januar 2011


In november (see below) we shipped a container with hospital equipment and consumer goods to the Sage Hospital in Senegal.

The school kids helped us to set up technical instruments and furniture. Our team did necessary repairings and installed a new webaccess.

Supported by Volunteers from the village we also painted all the walls so that the hospital looks fresh and prepared for the year to come.

Pictures in cooperation with Peer Schöder

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A container for Sage Hospital II

Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2010


In the morning of the 6th of november our group and the container reached the SAGE HOSPITAL in Warang, Senegal. During the autumn we collected needful things and shipped the container from berlin at the 6th of october.

We were very happy that everything we packed was still there. Thanks to our sponsors and partners we could transport about 30 m3 of urgently needed equipment, furniture and consumer goods.

Nearly half of the village came to see and help bringing the staff into the hospital. It was the beginning of a ten days work for nine members and friends of the SAGE HOSPITAL e.V.

Within the next weeks we will show you some image series of our visit and work and tell you some facts of the project which runs since 2003.

Pictures in cooperation with Peer Schöder and Dirk Daehmlow.

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A container for Sage Hospital

Donnerstag, 21. Oktober 2010

Durch die Unterstützung der Spedition ITG und zahlreicher Firmen und Privatspendern konnten wir heute den diesjährigen Container für das Krankenhaus beladen.

Vorausgegangen war ein halbjährlicher Marathon durch Behörden und Zoll. Zusammen kamen fast 30 Kubikmeter Hilfsgüter. Die Liste umfasst notwendige Technik und Ausstattung, wie Tische und Regale, Krankenbetten, Matratzen, drei Rollstühle und über 20 Paar Krücken, Medikamente, Verbandsmaterial, Infusionslösungen und Kanülen. Daneben Schulmaterial, wie Stifte, Papier und Schulranzen aber auch Kuscheltiere und 250 Wasserbälle für die Kleinsten.

Wir bedanken uns bei allen Unterstützern und Spendern, dem Packteam und allen, die uns auf diesem Wege begleitet haben.

Besonderer Dank gebührt den Firmen Otto Bock und BBraun, die die Lieferung unbürokratisch und praktisch in letzter Minute noch mit ihren Produkten vervollständigt haben.

10. Berliner Hoffest von Klaus Wowereit

Freitag, 17. September 2010


Zum nunmehr vierten Mal war der Sage Hospital e.V. vom regierenden Berliner Bürgermeister Klaus Wowereit eingeladen worden, das Krankenhaus auf seinem alljährlichen Hoffest im roten Rathaus zu präsentieren.

Im Rahmen der vom Sage Club und Roomdivision ausgerichteten Aftershowparty im roten Rathaus wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit Manteuffel Entertainment und eine Infolounge eingerichtet, wo man sich über das Projekt und die Hintergründe informieren konnte.

Klaus Wowereit liess es sich als Schirmherr nicht nehmen, interessierten Gästen das Projekt persönlich zu erläutern. Wir bedanken uns sehr für dieses langjährige Engagement.

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„Who got his horse…“ – Sleek Magazine for art and fashion

Dienstag, 08. Juni 2010


Based on an idea of Leigh Haas and flora&faunavisions produced an image serie for the actual issue of Sleek Magazine. It was initiated by a quote of the American actor and comedian George Carlin (1937-2008). The slide installations incorporated Camarque horses and their enviroment as projection screens.

Technical equipment & support: Andreas Schwarzenburger/Iluminaten
Location: Camargue-Pferdehof Wesendahl
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

Eingedeckt! The work, the show, the party

Donnerstag, 20. Mai 2010


It was a successful night for Sage Hospital.

After 2 nights of building 180 people listened to the literary performance „Der ewige Brunnen“ of Ben Becker and had a delicious meal. After the dessert the famous Band The BossHoss started the party with an unplugged live concert followed by the house dj Divinity. The ones who stayed longer than the rest had the chance to be part of a spontanous privat concert of Ben Becker and his old friend Yoyo Röhm.

In the end we got about 15.000 euros for the Sage Hospital. This money will help us to pay the costs until the end of the year and to bring necessary stuff to Senegal in October.

Many thanks to all guests, sponsors and the people who helped us running this project.

Pictures in cooperation with Peer Schröder

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New website for Sage Hospital

Samstag, 17. April 2010


Together with Branko May (./bin/ concepted and designed the new website of the Sage Hospital. It shows informations about the project, the team and what happend in the last years. In more than 120 articles in three languages you can see about 780 pictures sorted by themes.

Please visit and support Sage Hospital:

Code Berlin – Postercontest

Sonntag, 06. September 2009


Since 2006, Berlin is Europe’s first and only »UNESCO-City of Design«. To promote the title CREATE BERLIN was looking for Berlin’s »CODE«. It stands for »City Of Design« and also for the visual key of Berlin.

300 Designers were invited to show their work at about 1000 different places in the city. The best results will be shown in an exhibition in the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum in Berlin from 5th of September 2009. Later the 20 finalists works will travel to Montreal, Buenos Aires, Kobe/Nagoya and Shezen – the other UNESCO Citys of Design.

DIEPHOTODESIGNER.DE and COORDINATION developed a series of three posters inscenating the multi faced design object Crystal City Mind.

Along typical scenes in the city it reflects in his surface parts of the view to all directions at the same time. This shows the variety of the city which has no unique „code“. Rather Berlin is characterised by its variety, its breaks and permanent change, without being however thereby racing or identityless.

Beside this there are two real codes in the poster: digital one and the classic navigation code to locate the places. So the lines arround the object stand for longitude and latitude and at the same time symbolise the network of the creative scene in Berlin.

On the posters one part of Crystal City Minds surface is covered with high polished steel thus acting as a mirror. It reflects the visitors and their surroundings and makes them become involved.

Photos and graphics in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

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Crystal City Mind, Tatorte Köln

Sonntag, 18. Januar 2009

Design braucht Täter - Passagen 2009

Crystal City Mind is part of the design exhibitionTatorte 2009 and shown at the Passagen during the annual Cologne Furniture Fair.

In cooperation with Coordination and Dirk Daehmlow.

Crystal City Mind, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin

Sonntag, 04. Januar 2009


Crystal City Mind is part of the design exhibition „Create Berlin“ and is shown at the „Neujahrsempfang der Kreativen“ in the Temporäre Kunsthalle in Berlin-Mitte.

It is the the first exhibition 2009 in town which remembers the 20th year after the german wall was going down and reflects about various aspects.

In cooperation with Coordination and Dirk Daehmlow.

Crystal City Mind, Tent London

Mittwoch, 17. September 2008

Dray Walk Gallery / Truman Brewery in context of the Designfestival TENT

Crystal City Mind from COORDINATION and DIEPHOTODESIGNER.DE make guest appearance in London.
Crystal City Mind is part of the design exhibition „Create Berlin Goes London“, taking place from 18-21.09.08 in the Dray Walk Gallery / Truman Brewery in context of the designfestival Tent.

After Milan, Tokyo, Moskow, Paris, New York, and Shanghai, the Berlin design network CREATE BERLIN will be guests this year in London. Double teams from design, fashion, media design and photgraphy have organized a unique experience to make the Berlin design scene known in foreign countries. 20 selected teams from a highly prestigious jury, are presenting during the London Design Week from 18-21.09.08, their intelligent and amusing ideas themed, “Citizens of Berlin, 20 years of creativity.”

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Crystal City Mind

Dienstag, 19. August 2008


Crystal City Mind is a multi-faceted design object made from high polished high grade steel and matte black surfaces. During the course of this summer COORDINATION and DIEPHOTODESIGNER.DE toured the Berlin inner city with the sizable object, capturing impressions along the former Berlin Wall. The images developed thereby show how rapidly Berlin has evolved in the last 20 years, as living old and new congregate.

Charged with impressions of berlin, Crystal City Mind will now travel the world, radiating these impressions to the cities environment. Crystal City Mind communicates a message from europe’s most demanded city and in addition takes into consideration and mixed past and present. With this, the cooperative venture of COORDINATION and DIEPHOTODESIGNER.DE is symbolic for that which makes the Berlin design scene so unique: The breaks and edges, the interlacing of giving and taking, the old and new, snazzy, charming but incomplete and the desire to constantly change to a different perspective.

Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

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The Helping Hounds Of Hell

Freitag, 25. Januar 2008


The charity and exhibition project THE HELPING HOUNDS OF HELL was founded to raise money for the SAGE HOSPITAL in Senegal / West Africa.

It was Initated by the designstudio Groupe Dejour and in cooperation with the Gallery Heliumcowboy Artspace Hamburg and the Sage Club Berlin.

34 international designers and streetartists were invited to use 100 skateboards for working out their ideas about africa. The results were shown and sold during two exhibitions at the Neurotitan Gallery in Berlin and in Heliumcowboy Artspace in Hamburg. All people participating in this project worked without commercial aims. DIEPHOTODESIGNER.DE are founding members of the SAGE HOSPITAL e.V.

We would like to thank all the people who helped to make this project happen and become.

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Sage Hospital Senegal

Montag, 01. September 2003


The Sage Hospital is located in the small village Warang 80km south of Dakar.

Initiated by two stewardesses, members and friends of the Sage Club Berlin and founded the non-profit association Sage Hospital e.V.

It will support the hospital with equipment, consumer goods and the salaries for the doctor and nurses.
To generate money for this project the Sage Club in cooperation with and Manteuffel Entertainment will yearly organise charity events.

Branko May (./bin/ and concepted and designed a website with informations and pictures of the hospital.

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