There aren´t much visible similarities among coworkers except that most seem to have a Mac in front and headphones on their ears. I have used the services of a few co-working spaces in Berlin and San Francisco, but insights about the other people that were sharing the space were still to be discovered - their skills, their background, their ideals. I had quite some talks with Katy, the head of Front Office at betahaus, who knew all of betahaus coworkers, and tried to understand what could they benefit from. Then I've created a survey for them to fill in to express their wishes and I had also the invaluable guidance of Elizaveta, the director of the festival, who had the experience and creative insight to steer me in the right direction.
This is a very hard question because I feel very close to each of the workshops and talks that I brought on the lineup. On the day of the festival I would have loved to be just a regular visitor and be able to take part in all of them. In the end, I think the variety is what´s important so participants would have had a chance to find what they were looking for and I hope they did.
A doctor. Not the PhD type, but a real doctor who can heal people. However, I had to adjust this dream when I discovered that wounds (serious and nasty) make me faint. So, here I am today - just with a PhD in Economics.
I love to cuddle up with my husband, watch a movie and eat ice cream.
Spontaneity and humor. I admire those who are spontaneous, probably because I feel is something I lack, and I savor humor because it always makes your day a lot better.
Women freedom and health services. I can't imagine myself living in an age where there was no medical care, marriages were arranged and women were supposed only to cook and bear children.
Violence. I see no need for it.
Tea and, for long days, coffee.
Remember to smile :) It makes your life and that of the others much nicer ;)
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Oh, there are just so many! Like the Imren Grill for instance where you can find the best homemade Turkish food or Das Gift and Gordon which are both run by great music people. Kohelenquelle in Prenzleuer Berg is my favorite local bar (or rather kneipe). To satisfy my techno / electronic records needs I always go to Hard Wax and one of my most special places is the Zions Kirche steeple, which has an awesome view of the city and a great Weinerei close by.