Berlin Dreaming

My international experience in Berlin this summer was more than anything I could’ve dreamt of, and I feel like I experienced something much larger than who I am or what I’ve seen before. I think I am in the midst of the typical, post-departure liminal floating space that so many people who have studied abroad…

bye bye berlin

I’m incredibly sad to be facing my last week at Berlin Art Link and in Berlin, and I’m feeling the same antsiness to return to Berlin that I felt in the weeks before I departed from the U.S. I’ve been blowing through my list of things I wanted to see/do/eat in Berlin, this past week…

In and Out of Berlin

The ticking clock gets a bit louder every day, and in tandem, the urgency to get through my list of restaurants, book stores, galleries, and museums elevates. Over these next two weeks coming up, I’m really trying to steam through the rest of the things on my Berlin list. So far, I’ve already knocked out…

Leading Myself

Hi all! This past week marked another highlight of my time so far in Berlin. I was offered to go to Dresden on a press trip to Villa Massimo, an art museum that holds artist residencies. I went to see the work that was finished during the residency last year. There was a special car…

The Facets of the Berlin Art Scene

My time in Berlin is really flying 🙁 Despite everyone warning me, expecting it and feeling it are two very different things. I’m still making the most out of my time, always trying to stay busy, but I experienced my first burnout this week and decided to spend a night in for some r&r and…

Grocery Store Woes

Hallo! This past week has been pretty work-heavy with the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art starting. I was able to get press accreditation from my work which enabled me to visit all of the six venues for free before it was open to the public. How serendipitous it is that I happen to be…

How to Frame it

The beginning of the workweek presented itself with difficulty at first. I felt as though there was a lack of clarity in what was expected of me, and this wasn’t all that surprising considering that my position was never a solidified job to begin with. Instead, I was employed as the first-ever intern for MONA,…

Mixing Work and Play?

My second week here in Berlin has been just as busy as orientation week with hours spent at the BerlinArtLink office, attending cultural events, visiting museums and art galleries, and exploring the abundant nightlife. I also had the pleasure of seeing my friend/roommate during the week as she took time during her summer vacation to…

Berlin: Balancing the Social Strata

Our four-day orientation in Berlin has come to a close after a trip to Airfield Tempelhof, a former airport with historical significance in WWII. It served as an American military base that organized the Berlin Air Lift, an initiative that dropped off supplies to the people of West Berlin, which helped people sustain themselves for…