The life of two French part-time beekeepers in Hamburg.

The life of French part-time beekeepers in Hamburg. Thomas Canton and Benjamin Puech. There is a bee on the roof These two friendly French guys work as engineers, but that’s only Monday to Friday: on the weekends they put on heavy protection suits and jump onto rooftops. Why is that? In March 2017 they started…

Madrid and Hamburg, two cities with a powerful street art scene

Sara Velazquez From Madrid, Spain 3 years in Hamburg Senior 2D Artist Savelga   Do you believe there is something you can say with your illustrations that you are unable to convey otherwise? I graduated in Fine Arts and have been working for over 10 years at illustration studios and video games companies. However, surprisingly…

Gängeviertel is a place for free art, free music and free people

Maxim Pfund, a.k.a. DJ LaVruss From Pavlodar, Kazakhstan 6 years in Hamburg DJ & Web developer You’re a DJ! What can we hear when you’re behind the turntables? I’ve been DJing for about three years now. I usually play a mix of tech house, deep melodic house and techno. But I’m very flexible – I’ll…

“It all started with paint and brushes”

André Gießelmann From Bad Oeynhausen 8 years in Hamburg Started the label Mojo Snowboarding   Your label Mojo Snowboarding celebrates its 10th anniversary this year – congratulations! How did it all start? Right, 10 years already … That still sounds very unrealistic somehow! I started the label when I was studying in Braunschweig – initially…

Experience everything!

Victoria Chardon From London, UK 1 year in Hamburg Tech consultant for Google That looks like a pretty extreme experience! What made you decide to jump out of a plane? I’ve never liked flying and once had to be forcibly strapped into my seat on a tiny plane in Africa when I was trying to…

Social discovery – rethought

Julia Weber & Christian Kranemann From Uhldingen and Werne, Germany 3 years in Hamburg jetztra founders Hey guys! What’s jetztra, and how can we use it? jetztra is a social discovery app that connects people based on shared interests. The goal is to bring people together for activities in the offline world. Just like a…

Loving Hamburg after a long time abroad

Meike Neitz From Bremen 3 years in Hamburg You’re quite the nomad! Where in the world have you been? It really all started when I was only 15 years old and did a 3 month exchange program staying with a family on Vancouver Island, Canada. I had the best time of my life! There is…

Mixing heaven and hell always results in a great cocktail

Abdallah Nemer From Lebanon 4 years in Hamburg Student & refugee coach @ Aqtivus Which one is you in this photo? Where are you guys hanging out? I’m the one with the hat being carried. It’s quite an old photo, but we still as good as we did back then! It was taken in Bratislava….

Wannabe watchmaker

Gratian Permien From Hamburg Watchmaker Hi Gratian! Tell us, why do you love watches so much? A hard one right at the beginning… I guess it’s because of the metaphysics of time measurement. For me, a fascination for the time and the instruments needed to measure its passing automatically lead to asking the important questions:…