The Plight of the Hipsters

There’s one phrase I’ve heard over and over again since moving to Berlin at the start of
this year, from locals and new arrivals alike. “You can wear whatever you want in Berlin.
Nobody judges you. Anything goes.” And that philosophy is admirably true for everybody, with the exception of Berlin’s beleaguered hipsters.

Dreams of a Life: A forgotten life remembered

In 2006, bailiffs investigating overdue rent in a London council flat broke down the door and discovered the body of a woman. It was in such an advanced state of decomposition that the cause and time of death could not be confirmed. Surrounded by partly-wrapped Christmas presents, with the television still tuned to the channel she’d been watching when she died, it was estimated that she had lain undiscovered for three years. Dreams of a Life explores how this could happen.


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