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What’s the difference between Sydney and Berlin?

Posted in Activism, Berlin, Culture, Grafitti, Newtown, Street art, Sydney with tags , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2010 by Desert Rat Shorty

Magnificent street art covers almost every surface in Berlin

image by nomsaleena

Meanwhile… City of Sydney Council has a 24 hour graffiti response team hell bent on destroying culture and community

Image from SMH

Berlin is coated in a paper mache veneer of artistic, political and music posters advertising gypsy-punk-soul-rap-fusion

Image by Bastien!

City of Sydney ‘generously’ provides a single pillar per suburb for the community to put posters on (sorry about the crap photo… )

The result?  Berlin has a well deserved reputation as a beating heart of art and culture.  Sydney is becoming more sterile by the day as all signs of grassroots community are systematically removed, from garage sale signs, to street art and political posters.

Busking in Berlin

Posted in Berlin, Culture, Folk music, Music with tags , , , on November 28, 2009 by Desert Rat Shorty