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Type is Not a Static

Personal reflection of type based on Katharina Borsi’s “Drawing and Disputes” on Berlin’s nineteenth-century block and Rob Krier’s Winning IBA 84/87 Proposal at Berlin Ritterstrasse Nord The nineteenth-century blocks of Berlin have re-emerged lately in a lot of new master plans around Europe. This happening brings about the questions surrounding the block in itself but […]

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“Free Your Stuff Berlin“, Berbagi Barang Secara Gratis ala Ibukota Jerman

Hidup di kota besar bukan berarti segalanya serta-merta diukur dengan uang. Grup Facebook “Free Your Stuff Berlin” dan 170.000 anggotanya memungkinkan siapa saja untuk memberikan dan mendapatkan apa saja secara gratis, dari makanan dan pakaian hingga sepeda dan mesin cuci. Tanpa syarat. Penulis menceritakan bagaimana hari-hari pertamanya di Berlin turut terbantu oleh grup ini. Saat […]

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An inferior, mediocre, second-rate, so-so, but nevertheless still nice surprise about Berlin

So. Here we are again. It just occurred to me that it has been 15 days since I last posted about something, when I actually wanted to write more posts about some more things. But anyway… here we are again. In September 2019, I went to an event called “Berlin Graphic Days” in Kreuzberg and […]

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In my room

I would watch (at least) two episodes of How I Met Your Mother while eating my awful stir-fry-tomato-cream-tortellini and smile along Ted, Barney, Marshall, Lily, and Robin (with her five dogs). I would stumble upon Amazon’s “Modern Love” trailer on YouTube, be brought to tears by it (will try to put a little context here: […]

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Depok’s Density in Bits #1

When talking about the world’s biggest cities with notable population growth per annum, it is almost always the case that the surrounding towns take part in accommodating the excitement, thus also experiencing similar problems, and are in similar need of solutions. Jakarta in Indonesia is predicted to grow into world’s biggest urban agglomeration with 35.6 […]

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Little Happiness of the Day

Do you know how it feels like to finally find something you’ve been searching for a long time? Be it finally remembering a piece of the past you really cherish but couldn’t remember before, or suddenly meeting a long-lost friend, the joy of reuniting just feels amazing. Well, I happen to find that kind of […]