Berlin artists’ lock-in protest to halt developers | The Observer

Bohemians and anarchists have joined forces to fight the gentrification of their living space.

Its demise 22 years after the collapse of communism would be a significant loss for a city whose Bohemian reputation is its biggest selling point, and further evidence, say critics, that Berlin is being gentrified beyond recognition.

“It’s time for the citizens of Berlin to ask what kind of future we want,” says Linda Cerna, spokeswoman for the artists. “Will we want to live in a city where everything has been sold or privatised and we just have shopping malls, gated communities and loft apartments?” Continue reading…

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