FRAGMENTS OF A STREET
Flaneur is a nomadic, independent magazine focussing on one street per issue. The magazine embraces the street’s complexity, its layers and fragmented nature with a literary approach. The content of the magazine is produced with and for Flaneur by artists of all disciplines while the team spends two months on location. It is made using a collaborative, impulsive and unconventional approach. The magazine attempts to use a single microcosm to tell universal stories.
To celebrate two years of wonderful encounters, a lot of walking and many amazing collaborations we are returning to the street where it all started: Berlin, Kantstrasse. The celebration couldn’t be complete without our previously sold out Issue 01 which is returning to the printers! So for those who didn’t manage to grab a copy the first time round, you can place your pre-orders now. New feature: inserted booklet with selected texts in German.
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THE FIRST ISSUE DEPICTS KANTSTRAßE, BERLIN. CHOSEN BY THE PUBLISHER BECAUSE OF HER PERSONAL CONNECTION TO THE STREET THE ISSUE WAS ABOUT TAKING WELL-KNOWN INFORMATION OR THINGS TAKEN FOR GRANTED AND INSPECTING THEM FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE. THOUGH IT BEING THE FIRST ISSUE THE REOCCURING PILLARS OF FLANEUR MAGAZINE LIKE SHOP AND HOME VISITS, »TRACES OF RESISTANCE« AND THE OBSERVATORY FRAGMENTS ALREADY HOLD THIS MAGAZINE TOGETHER.
Writer Roman Barton takes a closer look at Kantstraße’s reputation as being Berlin’s modest China Town by eating his way through the famous restaurants and recording his reactions in a literary menu-like format illustrated by Alexandra Klobouk. Architects Lisa Wameling and Sven Eggers analyse the history and future of the Kantgaragen in a fictional dialogue. The piece includes a visual future for the giant of a building by Lisa Wameling. Film directors Hella Wenders and Jan-Ole Gerster go on photographic trips using a disposable camera each. Berlin-based photographer Maxime Ballesteros spends a night in the bar of lost souls »Goldener Löffel« and manages to capture raw moments. Composer Malakoff Kowalski composes a soundtrack to the street that is visualized by Flaneur’s design team and cover girl Iris Neumann shares a story written from the point of view of her Charlottenburger cats.
And there’s much more: Manzine stages an intervention on the street’s central reservation strip, designer Sarah Illenberger recreates the street with objects and writer Paul Sullivan looks back at historic flaneurs.
The magazine consists of a 120 pages featuring a gatefold cover.
Contributors: Maxime Ballesteros / Roman Barton / Frederick Canta-Pan / Hannes Caspar / Sven Eggers / Jan Ole Gerster / Sarah Illenberger / Alexandra Klobouk / Manzine / Malakoff Kowalski / Iris Neumann / Malte Seidel / Paul Sullivan / Lisa Wameling / Hella Wenders