Music Montag: André Uhl, “Black Box/Outside”

by James Glazebrook

André Uhl live

André Uhl is one of Berlin’s most gifted electronic producers. Since we last featured him, he’s been working on getting his live performance tight, as evidenced by these shots of his moody audiovisual sets. His latest release, out today on Bad Panda records, is typical of his meticulous style, with darkly cinematic synthscapes woven through with deep, intricate percussion. Listen to “Black Box” and “Outside” right here, and visit André Uhl’s Bandcamp to download the tracks. Start off your Monday mean and moody!


Workshop: Introduction to InDesign

by James Glazebrook


If you’re involved in laying out content for print, web or mobile, there’s a good chance you need some basic InDesign skills. Join us for a focused workshop series in which you will learn the fundamentals of managing type and vector graphics, and the groundwork for creating and laying out single- and multiple-page documents.

Ideal for beginners and anyone who manages creatives, we start with the basics, explaining the technical aspects of the software, and introducing design practices and principles to guide professional and artistic work. Please bring your own computer with InDesign software already installed. You can download a free trial version here.

About the teacher: Ray Wassef is a Berlin-based designer who has taught Visual Communications at the University of Technology, Sydney, from which he graduated with First Class Honours. Since 2003, Ray has lectured and tutored in subjects including typography, motion graphics, Abode Creative Suite, WordPress and sequence & narrative.

About the course: InDesign 101 is taught in four 2 hour sessions, which we’ve broken down into two parts. You can sign up for both parts – and get a discount – or pick whichever part is most relevant to your needs.

Part 1: two Tuesdays at 7-9pm – May 5th and 12th
You’ll learn: about document setup (including margins and columns, and working with pages palette), character and paragraph tools (with a crash course in typographic theory), and placing and editing images.
You’ll pay: €60 (plus VAT)

Part 2: two Tuesdays at 7-9pm – May 19th and 26th
You’ll learn: about multiple-page layout management, including swatches, paragraph styles, character styles, and master pages.
You’ll pay: €60 (plus VAT)

The full course: four Tuesdays at 7-9pm – May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
You’ll learn: everything outlined above!
You’ll pay: €120 €100 (plus VAT)

We have a total of 8 places on this course, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re interested. To register, drop us an email at contact at uberlin dot co.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Who let the dogs out? At Grünewaldsee…

by Zoë Noble

Last week was our 13 year anniversary (eeek!), so to celebrate we packed up Olive and her friend Edna, and headed to Grünewaldsee for the day. We’ve been there a few times and the Hundestrand is one of our favourite places to go in Berlin. You can let the dogs off the leash so they can frolic with their furry friends while you chill and eat guacamole like a boss. Below are a few iPhone snaps of the day – dog pervs, enjoy!










Photo of the Day – April 24, 2015

by Zoë Noble

Berlin Sunset Lens Flare

Coconat – a workation retreat

by James Glazebrook


Photo by: Nadja Bülow

We thought we were pretty hot shit when we opened our coworking space, but now it seems that everyone with a spare corner of desk is renting it out to someone else! It seems like the real next big thing is “workations”, which allow you to get away for a while and work in beautiful, natural and usually remote surroundings.

That’s why we were stoked to hear that some friends are planning to open Coconat in the Brandenburg countryside, just an hour outside of Berlin. They’ve found a unique rural property in an old brick-making village, and they’re working to convert it into a work/live space with indoor and outdoor meeting areas, wireless internet, a kitchen serving shared meals, a fire pit and a sauna. We know where we’ll be spending our summers!

The founders of Coconat are now running a crowdfunding campaign to help bring the 1870s villa, which was once a DDR hotel and holiday camp with a forested park, into the digital age. The opening and proof-of-concept phase begins this summer season, in July. If you have some money to spare, are good with your hands, or are just curious to learn more about this inspiring project, check out Coconat on VisionBakery. Help make this dream workplace a reality!

view from front

Photo by: Nadja Bülow

Photo of the Day – April 22, 2015

by Zoë Noble

Rügen Photo of the Day Reflection

Doggystyle: Melisa and Pauli

by Zoë Noble

“I grew up with two dogs at home, and wanted one as soon as I moved out but was afraid of the commitment. I was always obsessed with them though, to the point where my boyfriend used to text me photos of cute dogs he would see in the street waiting for their owners or hanging out at cafes.

“We live across the road from a big park, and one day we were standing outside the Hundlaufen, looking like creepy stalkers while watching the dogs play. At that point my boyfriend said something like ‘What are you actually waiting for? Just go for it!’”

“I knew I would always want a dog and that there would always be plenty of reasons why I could tell myself to wait. Sometimes you just have to take a decision and make your life work around that choice.

“I started looking for a rescue dog right away and found Pauli through an amazing organisation that rescues dogs from the streets in Spain, called Tierhilfe Anubis. My partner and I took the train to Dresden to meet him with his foster mum and when he curled up in my lap, I couldn’t imagine not taking him home. Now I can’t imagine our lives without him!”

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