SUBCULTOURS BERLINOSCOPE #6 - SCHILLERKIEZ

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Exploring Neukölln with Keegan Luttrell, a multimedia artist from Tennessee, is like hanging out with your cool best friend.

Keegan has traveled the world and shown her art in some incredible places, and yet remains super down to earth and has the best energy to keep you moving through the eclectic streets of Neukölln on a rainy day. Before moving to Berlin, Keegan lived in Oakland, California where she completed her MFA in sculpture at Mills College. After graduation, Keegan moved to a remote mountain town in Switzerland, and most recently a village in Myanmar where she spent her time teaching and learning about the local cultures. Her experiences in Myanmar and her own exploration into self protection, inspired her latest installation, Armour, which just wrapped in Berlin. 

Back from her travels, Keegan is now working on her ceramics, performance art, and developing photo collages of Berlin. Before I jump into some of the places I visited with Keegan, you can join her on a tour of Neukölln and create your own collages by signing up for her subcutlours. It was one of the best days I’ve spent in Berlin and so worth collaborating with a truly talented soul.

Start your day by visiting the Schillermarkt 

With its 120 - 150 market stalls, you can roam the market freely and get a great sense of how diverse this particular part of Neukölln is - we got a late start and missed the bread guy but still enjoyed the the energy of the market!

Explore Ceramic Kingdom and the surrounding installations  

 

Ceramic Kingdom is as mysterious and interesting as it sounds. This is where Keegan has one of her studios, and it’s also home to other artists in surrounding rooms. On weekdays there is a makeshift bar that serves beer, and according to Keegan, secret passageways which are home to literal underground parties during special evenings. We roamed the open hallways and poked our head into some magical installations.

Grab a coffee or two at 

Papilles

We missed lunch at one of Keegan’s favourite cafes, but the interior of this place was so charming and full of worn furniture and weathered walls which revealed the special history of Neukölln and the surrounding neighbourhood.  If you're in the vicinity during breakfast hours, Keegan recommended the eggs Benedict, not an American size portion but apparently very well executed (and that's coming from a Southern girl)!

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End the afternoon with toast from Roamers

By far this was one of my favourite places to eat in Berlin. This rustic café was the perfect place to nestle in with a cup of tea, toast and end our day with great conversations. We tried the avocado bread and the beetroot with goat cheese bread. Both on sourdough with fantastic flavours.  Make sure to check out the quirky, handmade postcards on the walls! 

Thanks a lot Keegan for sharing with us your favourite places in your hood! :)  

FOR YOU BY LEXI The berlinoscope was written by our lovely contributor Lexi Hughes. The California-born, New York-grown up and Berlin-based sunshine is passionate about almost everything creative and has a lot of experience in PR and Brand Marketing. For our berlinoscope series she is meeting Berlin's creative souls and visits with them their favorite spots in their hood!

FOR YOU BY LEXI

The berlinoscope was written by our lovely contributor Lexi Hughes. The California-born, New York-grown up and Berlin-based sunshine is passionate about almost everything creative and has a lot of experience in PR and Brand Marketing. For our berlinoscope series she is meeting Berlin's creative souls and visits with them their favorite spots in their hood!