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Berlin hopes to use the stores to “anchor the re-use of used goods in urban society” by functioning as centers to educate and spread tips on re-use — especially to sections of the public that aren’t currently much involved in the circular economy. The initiative is part of a broader plan from Berlin’s ruling center-left/Green/left coalition that looks to slash waste in all areas of the city’s economy.
Source: To Cut Waste, Berlin Opens Its Own Secondhand Shop – Bloomberg
For Berlin-based artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, their gallery and headquarters was something of a drawn-out impulse buy. In early 2006 they happened to come across a real estate listing for a defunct water pumping station, a bit of real estate that had been languishing on the market for over a decade.
via In Berlin, a 1920s Pumping Station Gets Fresh Gallery Redo – Adaptive Reuse – Curbed National.