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In Berlin I worked at a Kunstprojekt in the east of the city.

After leaving Goldsmith's I embarked on joining an art project I had learnt about in Berlin. I moved there from London. It was very intimidating there at first but I got in deep, involved and I became an integral part of the work there.

Berlin is getting very expensive a place to live, and I went from a small but expensive pension hotel to a flatshare in what is the western side of the city, and on to a flatshare in the east! My savings were severely short before I got my first payments as a member of the Projekt, which is run as a collective.

Working with cloth, my skills gave an extra dimension to the art and design and we began to get orders, commissions, which added a new level of revenue to the Projekt, and I performed other tasks for my colleagues which contributed to their work too! All in all we were good for each other!

I will admit I miss the guys I worked with, and I would love to go back just as soon as the Covid19 pandemic has been dismissed to history, if that's ever going to be possible! I've been back in London for a year now, making a contribution by making face masks and other PPE for the local community authorities, until yesterday. I now need to find some other work, paying work, although my Mum has said nothing about my being home.
OldBrit · 56-60, M
Good luck.
This pandemic has hit your generation the hardest economically. I hope you find work soon and can return to Berlin too
tindrummer · M
lived in Berlin for a year in '78 while I was in the US Air Force and enjoyed it but of course I didn't have to pay rent
Alexsw · 70-79, M
Sure you need a paying work.
Your Mum is silent , since she too thinks, you need paying work.
helenS · 31-35, F
Hard to believe that life in Berlin is more expensive than in London.
Lust4Life · 22-25, F
[@6602,helenS] Property is really going through the roof with gentrification of whole areas in the East that were Sovietised! The cost of living is becoming very much like London's!
helenS · 31-35, F
[@1204745,Lust4Life] Maybe Berlin is finally becoming a "normal" city, like Paris or London, where only the rich can afford a decent appartment.
Lust4Life · 22-25, F
[@6602,helenS] There are factors bringing the comparison very close now

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