My EYE experience in Berlin is just ended.

During the last weeks working with my Host I went through more management issues trying to find new members for the magazine.
The second main activity we have conducted is focusing on a collaboration with an important art book fair that will take place in Berlin from the 11th to the 13th of December. We started to have interviews with some artists involved in that. As this experience is giving me the chance to learn even more, I decided to stay two weeks more after my EYE ended and to take care of this project until the fair ends. We met some Berlin based artists during the past few weeks and we discussed about really interesting and urgent topics like what does it mean to be an artist in Berlin, and more generally in Europe, and what is the state of culture funding for creative people. We talked also about self-publishing and the possibility of reinvent the printed matter in a digital era. All these chats are giving me the opportunity to think about which direction I could take with my publishing or cultural project once again.

I would say that this experience at Bpigs was inspiring and it will keep being productive in the next future. My HE, Lisa Kosak, was flawless and she was giving me tips all the time, especially about editing.

Now it is time to say goodbye to this great city being grateful for all the things I learned. Three months here looked like a six-months training period as I tried to keep all the best and all the useful lessons I could.

Lisa took the picture below after we had a interview with the artist Dominique Hurth in her studio, that you can read here: http://bpigs.com/diaries/interviews/have-you-met-dominique-hurth-3

Francesca De Cesare

Me in Dominique Hurth’s studio