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STORIES IN THIS ISSUE: Meet Lisa - the schools avatar and meet her creator... LETS GO TO BERLIN! join 2nd semester dk Lygten 37 Future events Welcome!

“MAD” PASSION what´s with the restaurant?

X RAY why a magazine?


SPORTING THE BLUEGREEN X RAY GLASSES...

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t’s about transparency. Looking through the layers. Getting behind the stage curtain. A backstage pass. All of us would really like to know what happens behind the scenes. That’s exactly the objective of our new online magazine, SPEAK UP! that you’re looking at right at this moment. We want to know what has happened at KEA Media / IT and we’re inviting YOU to take a peak inside. Not just as a reader, but also as a writer, photographer, illustrator, or whatever tickles your fancy. Maybe you’re the one who knows everything that goes on? After you’ve flipped through the pages you’ll hopefully know a little more about what the study trip at MMD KEA is all about. You’ll have found out why we have a so-called Avatar. You’ve met a former student – Lasse. And if you keep reading the coming issues you will in all likelihood find out more about the life on the Media / IT campuses in Copenhagen. If you feel like taking part on a regular basis in shaping this magazine, just send a couple of lines to the editorial staff at kommit@kea.dk. Enjoy this first issue, we hope to see you again!


WELCOME! TEXT & PHOTO: Ulla Skram

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ear students, Welcome to KEA Media/IT to the new 1st semester students, and welcome back to you who return after the summer break as the ’great big ones’. I hope you will distribute you acquired knowledge of the culture here and the ‘codes of conduct’ to help you brand new fellow students settle themselves. Briefly on the school: KEA Media/IT is a division within the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology which besides The Media/IT programmes also offers higher education with in design/business and building/production. There are approximately 10 locations placed round Copenhagen. The main officer – also called ’concern’ is situated in Ryesgade just beside the Nørrebro brew house. KEA Media/IT has three locations – all of them are placed in NV. At Bispevej 5 we have 1. semester of the professional bachelor programmes (PBAs) e-concept development and Web development. The 2nd semester lives in Lygten 37 together with the IT-engineers and Computer Science students. Lygten 16 houses the Multimedia Design and Communication students together with the overall study administration and study counseling of KEA Media/IT. I hope you will find the opportunity for interaction somehow – either socially or professionally – that you e.g . make a cross course project together.

society. The good thing about it is that it makes the projects more exiting. In the field of media and IT the society changes significantly within four areas: digitization, individualization, acceleration (the speed with which e.g. new technology develops), and globalization. That is why we must focus our attention to a wide array of areas and that is why you courses typically contain a variety of topics which you have to juggle at the same time. This is frustrating and fun at the same time, I know. We have in this organisation three overall and leading values, which we think might help create the right spirit and culture for development and innovation: Focus, fellowship and renewal. All the three of them have a professional as well as a personal aspect. With focus we mean that it is important to set yourself a goal, and focus on this goal when acting. It makes you principle-oriented, and it grants you a guideline and a direction. Fellowship, we believe, is what it takes to really move: when you co-create, something ingenious emerges – both the social experience, the learning and the product itself win with the synergy. Renewal is about being open to new opportunities, be curious and praise the change. It it the very essence of learning to move from one place to another…. I am pleased that you have chosen to be with us and I shall do my best to make you feel good and to get a good education.

All of the courses are vocational and practice-based . With this I would like to point to the fact that all the projects we Best wishes, make must be viable and sustainable. The projects must be Ulla, able to live within a greater context – with the surrounding Director of studies


INDEX 2WELCOME 4 MEET LISA 5 MEET LASSE 8 BERLIN AGAIN AND AGAIN 10 THE GROUND ZERO OF EUROPE 12 A NEW DAY 0 IS APPROCHING 20 STENCILS, HANGED CATS AND THE SMELL OF URINE

30 MEMORIES IN STEEL AND CONCRETE 34 BERLIN AFTER DARK 38 “MAD” PASSION 40 LYGTEN 37 42 THE CREATIVES


MEET LISA!

THE DIGITAL CRAFTSMAN TEXT: Niels Haltenhoff ILLUSTRATIONS: Lasse Steinmetz Mikkelsen

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isa is 24 years old and a student at KEA Media / IT. She has a boyfriend called Rolf (sorry guys), but lives by herself in an apartment in Copenhagen Northwest. Like so many other Media / IT students, she’s kind of a gadget freak. Last spring, she jetted off to Hamburg to secure herself one of the first iPads. So now she’s all geared up for the coming term. And she’s looking forward to coming back... Lisa is also KEA MEDIA / IT’s new avatar. The objective of creating her was to give Media / IT a human face. We hope it has been a success – at any rate, we think she’s cute :-) There will also be a male avatar later on. Lisa is also a personification of ‘The Digital Craftsman’. We think that’s a common description that’s spot on for all the young people we educate. An artisan armed with all the digital tools necessary to find a way through the modern IT workplace. To begin with, you can meet Lisa on our new Facebook page that has been developed during the summer with a personal look, where Lisa is front and centre. We have integrated a so-called landing page, a blog, and not least a showcase page, where from now on we will show examples of your - that is to say the student’s - work. On this opening, you can see a couple of sketches from the creation of Lisa. And you can meet the creator himself, Lasse.


...& MEET LASSE! Niels Haltenhoff @ Lasse Steinmetz Mikkelsen 23. august at 00:31 1.Why did you become a multimedia designer, Lasse? I continued on to KEA after having attended the media graphic designer basic training course at KTS. I’d developed a flare for flash animation and wanted to broaden my horizon within graphic design and communication, which I’ve certainly done.

KEA’s art directors. I think we did two or three versions before we arrived at this solution. The idea behind it was that she should be kind but with an edge.

7. Why is she called Lisa? Hehe. I think Lisa is a cool name. I had dinner so many times 2. Now what? What have you been doing after KEA? in front of the telly when I was younger and saw a lot of The I attended the ‘3D fundamentals’ course at the TRUEMAX acad- Simpsons. Another reason is that I thought it was easier to keep emy after completing my education at KEA. Right now I’m free- track of my suggestions if I gave them names. lancing whenever I can, while thinking about which direction I want to go in. And I’m also working on my portfolio for job 8. Who’s Dexter? applications etc. He is either: 1. The singer from The Offspring 3. I’ve heard you’re in a band, what’s that all about? 2. a little lab geek whose sister’s called Dee Dee ‘Stars Burn Stripes’ is a punk band I’ve been in since 2004. It’s 3. or America’s favourite serial killer from a super cool TV both fun and challenging, and apart from that, my contacts in show of the same name. music have actually gotten me loads of web and illustration projects. 9. What will you be doing in 10 years, Lasse? The only thing I know is I’ll almost be 37. But I’ll do my best to 4. You love to draw, but what kind of hardware and software do find some work involving illustration and graphics in one way you use? or another. I draw a lot digitally and use a ‘digitizer’ for that. Mostly I work in Photoshop, Flash, and Painter. 10. Lastly: what is your favourite dish and how many cups of coffee does such a fresh multimedia designer drink in a day? 5. What inspires you? My fav dishes are veggie burgers and my girlfriend’s veggie laMy experiences in the band and the people I meet through that sagna. I probably drink too much coffee. But I’m always the inspire me a lot. I’m also inspired by other artists I know, as well most creative late in the evening, so I guess they’re just a part as by comic books, games and films. of my life now. 6. You’re the man behind our new avatar – why does she look the way she does? The avatar was developed through Facebook meetings with


BERLIN AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN...

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n April 6th, just after Easter, the bus left KEA at Lygten 16, heading for Berlin. 70 excited students from the 2nd term of the Mutlimedia Designer programme had made an appointment with one another on that crisp spring day to explore the capital of Germany together. The study trip to Berlin has gradually become a very good tradition and is now twice a year. This is the first time a group sets out in spring, hopefully to see blossoming buds and tempting outdoor cafés on the slightly warmer European mainland. The theme of the trip was ‘Berlin iReality’. The group was supposed to produce iPhone Apps and iPad magazines where Berlin was the point of departure. They were to research Street Art, Architecture, Jewish culture, and the German Democratic Republic, all as a part of a 6-week workshop. As always, the professional input was via interesting, guided tours. And as usual, the trip was wrapped up with a festive dinner for everyone, in Berlin’s Red Light district – Oranienburger Straße. The following pages offer insight into our study trip, our Berlin journey, our Berlin passion. You will be invited backstage and, among other things, learn about the guided trips from the horse’s mouth, be let in on the secrets of the Berlin nightlife by the students, and get a sneak peak of our Berlin blogs. Enjoy the BERLIN EDITION!

Berlin Blog 1: Let’s Spread a Lie... Tuesday morning, April 6th, 2010 Michael looked at his watch. All of a sudden, the clock was a quarter to eight and he was standing at Tåstrup station. Fuck. Panickstricken he called Tanja. ‘You’ll just have to stall the bus, say that I was mugged!’ Tanja, who hadn’t even had her morning cup of coffee yet, couldn’t handle lying, but made a deal with Aslaug instead to pick Michael up at Tåstrup station. The remainder of the trip was relaxing, complete with a super comfortable ferry ride to Germany.


BERLIN: – THE ”GROUND ZERO” OF EUROPE

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orld class art, culture and architecture, and a censored history. New York has it. Berlin has it. Evidence that completely crazy, historical events took place there. But New York City is too far away from Copenhagen NW for a study trip, and Berlin has something no other city has – the world’s strongest coctail of dramatic history, painful fate, shame, displacement, growing pride, and world class art and architecture, which ensures that no one leaves unaffected. Berlin gets under your skin, which can be seen on the two teachers who organise the trip, namely Niels Haltenhoff and Helmer Hansen, both of whom can talk long and passionately about what it is that Berlin has to offer. Guided tours The tours offered during the spring trip 2010 were organised based on the themes of the project the tour was a part of: Art / architecture and history / culture. The students were offered the chance to go on guided tours to the Re-

ichstag, the Stasi museum, the Jewish museum, the Hamburger Bahnhof museum, and Berlin Underworlds (Berlin Unterwelten), as well as a trip along the wall, and a tour where street art is in the limelight. Alive and full of surprises “The Street art tour has developed over a few years. It started out primarily as a visit to the Tacheles Art House, and developed into a tour that took the students out to the streets, and not least to neighbourhoods that the students might not have seen by themselves” Niels says. He freely admits that street art is not just his personal interest, but his passion. “It is an exciting way to express art. Every kind of style mixed together and not sitting in a museum, but in interplay with the surroundings. It is living, surprising, and constantly moving. It has a life of its own and might be gone the next time we come here.” Blind spots Helmer, for instance, arranged the tour around the Stasi museum and one along the wall that no longer exists. ‘I like to draw attention to something I

think are blind spots for many people through my tours : that so terribly close to us something so dramatic happened at a great personal cost for so many people. A society that locked their own citizens up and placed them under surveillance so thoroughly and with such a level of detail is something that can be hard to grasp if one hasn’t experienced it. The students get the opportunity to understand that something like trying to imagine the perspectives of the users could even be abused by a sick system. At the same time the students are presented with the ongoing conflict in Berlin – do we stand by history or do we censor it? ‘ Highly engaged instructors, tours with substantial content, great company and fun, cheap bars where happy hour lasts all day – welcome to the study trip!

TEXT: Gitte Grønbek PHOTO: Niels Haltenhoff


Berlin has something no other city has – the world’s strongest coctail of dramatic history, painful fate, shame, displacement, growing pride, and world class art and architecture, which ensures that no one leaves unaffected.


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Indeed, from the dead rock the names of great poets and inventors sound; here there was screaming, hate, distress, and misery; here the ground was burned to ashes; here the fear of the devastating atomic war should be overcome, both by ‘us’ and those ‘on the other side’. Here a World War was born, and not least, world peace. Should we repress that? Or should we remember it?


WEDNESDAY + THURSDAY APRIL 7 & 8


TEXT: Helmer Hansen PHOTO: Thomas Dyregaard

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he constant stream of news is pretty relentless these days. Foreign debt is tremendous, that much is clear. The state’s share in the failing SAS, literally buried in ash, is big. But the latest, that the government has decided to dissolve not only the parliament, but the entire nation state, came as quite a shock to me. Consequently, every official administration and institution will be closed down. That includes educational institutions. A special unit will be established to take care of the liquidation of private businesses in order to confiscate all financial means. The EU will have a member less, and we no longer have to vote members for municipalities, regions and the Parliament, but then for what? The 15th of April next year is perhaps precisely an insult to the royal family. Some will say it was well chosen – the Queen’s birthday. The new sector crowns that we must start using in August are a necessary part of the transition to the new currencies; on nyhedsboksen. dk it has just been revealed that Denmark will be split up in accordance with the dissolve. Bornholm will become a part of Poland, Sweden will take over Zealand, North-Jutland will be administered from Oslo, and the rest of it (from the island of Møn to the town of Ringkøbing) will become the 17th federal state of

Germany. The new Schengen border in Jutland might even close completely. That would split many families up for many many years, perhaps forever. Never mind that the Faroe Islands will become British, and that Greenland will be a Canadian province, but what will our livelihood be? What will happen to our jobs? Will we risk being killed if we try to flee across the border by Randers?

BERLIN BLOG 2: GOING UNDERGROUND WITH HELMER

Thursday it was time for The Berlin Underground guided by Helmer. We saw where the germans used to hide when the city was bombed.They are still preserving the bomb shelter, just in To think that no one could imagine this could case...A truely fascinating tour, happen. I myself thought that the world had which we joined out of pure infinally come to a stable order, but now every- terest.

thing has gone topsy-turvey - again. This is almost Day 0 – again. I must say that in this situation, new thoughts will emerge. And there I was, unimportant and small, while stirring my coffee, wondering if ecological skimmed milk was really worth two more crowns.

Afterwards we followed Helmer on a tour through the city in the footsteps of the cold war. It was fascinating to witness his entusiasm. We were all caught up by the storytelling. A really good guided tour.


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turdy footwear is needed to walk the worndown asphalt when I show the students around the streets of Berlin. Berlin is never exactly like it was last time, and the questions are different too. So the route and the programme are spontaneously changed a number of times during. I am tempted to claim that I already know Berlin well, but I have to take it back. When I draw up the route in advance, I typically have to use a 1-kilometre-wide pen to cover more ground, precisely because everything is changing. The people of this city have seen huge changes, dictators, democracies, ‘democracies’, rebellions, and fear for their lives more often than any other. Not to mention radical changes that have exceeded even the wildest imagination. If anyone has lived through Day 0 many times, it’s the people of Berlin.

people think. In dictatorships especially, the screws were drilled an inch tighter in order to gain control over the thoughts and emotions of the receivers. During the tours, I illustrate how thoroughly and precisely German attention to detail managed to control and map out certain ways of thinking, which became overly exaggerated and absurd. I plan the tour so that it takes us to very untraditional places, known or rumoured to be places of pride or injustice. What can the Germans really be proud of? What can they be ashamed of? Must all traces of shameful eras be erased from the surface of Berlin? Or should this metropolis hold a smorgasbord of so many memorials and areas that every form of government and position has its place and the entire city is changed into a cacophonous museum without any room for the present? Repress or remember

cisely indicates how he wants his breakfast served, it is practical but signifies more power than a regular architectural drawing ever will. Where should the hard-boiled egg stand, and where should the two slices of goat sausage go, and the ounce of butter? Indeed, from the dead rock the names of great poets and inventors sound; here there was screaming, hate, distress, and misery; here the ground was burned to ashes; here the fear of the devastating atomic war should be overcome, both by ‘us’ and those ‘on the other side’. Here a World War was born, and not least, world peace. Should we repress that? Or should we remember it? When a few students shed a tear or emerge from the bunker with goosebumps, I am satisfied. Then I believe that the tour has triggered more thoughts along the lines of: What were they thinking?

Ways of thinking When a multimedia designer attempts to understand and adhere to the ones who lived through all that, the receivers, the key is understanding how those

The perfection of the Wall, psychological warfare, and the fear of a holocaust stir up so many shocking thoughts in people. When the Minister for national security has a plan drawn up that pre-

At any rate, I think I will take a little tub with me next time for the lovely purpose of soaking my feet in the evenings at the hotel.


Torsdags-tur april 10, 2010 · Skriv en kommentar I dag stod den på endnu en tur. Vi havde aftalt at mødes med de andre ved “U-bahn Underground” kl. 10, da det var lettest for os i forhold til beliggenhed af vores hotel etc. Desværre skrev Jamal at planerne var ændret og at vi skulle møde dem et andet sted, så hurtigt som muligt.. Vi kastede morgenmad i hovedet, skyndte os at fange en taxa og tage til det nye mødested – men forgæves. Derfor ankom vi til det tidligere aftalte mødested for sent, men fangede gruppen under rundvisningen..

Dagen bød ellers på forskelle mellem øst/vest berlin, jødemuseet og den legendariske og imponerende brydekamp mellem Jamal og Jens. Der blev udført klassiske moves såsom “bjørne grebet”,”shakeren” og “den flyvende berliner” desværre måtte Iponen lide efter den var blevet brugt som pude efter kampens sidste move. Efterfølgende blev der nydt burgere og kolde øl.

Well, gentlemen - the Berlin wall was just about 155 km. long - surrounding all of westberlin. We have now walked 6 km. so that means we have only a small 149 km. left...


If you’ve ever unleashed a Flowpen on muddy walls, sprayed bright

yellow paint over a beautiful H&M model, or spent hours by an ’87

Rank Xerox, ending up with a photocopy as tall as yourself that then

gets plastered on wall under a railway tunnel saying ‘Fuck you is the new Thank you’, you know what I am talking about...


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BERLIN BLOG 3: Never Eat a €2.90 Sandwich Bought From a Fat, Smiling German in a Sandwich Cart

I was doing the street-art tour with Niels and had really been looking forward to it, because I know that there is plenty of cool hey sneak through the night, armed with photo- street art in Berlin, so I wanted copies, stickers, wallpaper glue, spray paint and to get some good pictures.

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stencils. When the next day breaks, the city has gained another piece of Street Art that has been stuck to building fronts, electrical boxes, street signs and containers. Once you notice them, you’ll keep on seeing them everywhere.

Street art is urban living, direct and unfiltered, among us all, in our streets. Street art is creative, tells stories, might offer good advice, or allow you to stop and think about life. Street art is not only an underground culture offering a creative way to express yourself in the vast space of streets, but simply communication from person to person! If you’ve ever unleashed a Flowpen on muddy walls, sprayed bright yellow paint over a beautiful H&M model, or spent hours by an ’87 Rank Xerox, ending up with a photocopy as tall as yourself that then gets plastered on wall under a railway tunnel saying ‘Fuck you is the new Thank you’, you know what I am talking about: the puls, the excitement, the joy of creating, the rush when your work stays on the wall and becomes a part of the vibrating scene. Berlin has developed into a real street art metropolis. All the bigwigs of the Street Art scene are here: Banksy, London Police, Faile, Alias, Obey … So, it is only natural that we’re going hunting for stencils, paste ups, stickers and all the other things the wildly creative people of Berlin smack up on their surroundings, hidden by the dead of night.

I went with Sara, who really had to pee once we got off the bus, and apparently, she wasn’t feeling that great. I waited for her and thought that we could just catch up to the others. Sara took a while to pee, and as it turnes out, she ate a bad sandwich the day before. The poor girl was as pale as a ghost and while we ran to catch up to the others, Sara had to nip into cafés along the way and do... something. Happy Hour in Berlin. Awesome! Finally, I sent Sara back to the hostel with a taxi and dropped the street art tour. I went to Alexanderplatz and enjoyed the perpetual Berlin Happy Hour. Sandra


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erlin Street Art is best explored in the boroughs Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain, not forgetting the Jewish quarter, Scheunenviertel, where you find Auguststraße and Tacheles, a really great place. Four rustic areas, where art and the raw walls really mix.

lots of graffiti.

Even artists need to tank up every now and then. The sun is out, so we enjoy some tapas and wheat beer at an outdoor café in Friedrichshain. The view over the petite, Spanish waitresses isn’t half-bad either. Before the bus picks us up again there is a photosession in front of a great big Street Art hotspot, on the corner of Boxhagener Straße This is exactly the route we take on Wednes- by the Intimes Kino movie theatre. day, April 7th, in Berlin, the bus dropping us off by Kottbusser Tor Square in Kreuzberg. The The long hunt for art ends in Mitte, the city first visual impression we get is what may be centre, where yet another back yard lures us called the ugliest house in Berlin, or ‘the gate in with an orgie of stickers, stencils and pasteto Kreuzberg’; a great big, gloomy, beige, con- ups. And in the far end, up some stairs covered crete building absolutely covered in satellite with stickers and tags, a little bookshop lurks, dishes. well hidden, offering alternative art books to But apart from that fact, the first collection of one’s heart’s content. street art can be found on the rear end of this ‘fabulous’ house. After a brisk walk through some of the most beautiful streets in Berlin, such as SophienStreet art is typically low-key, grouped together straße, whose 18th century houses offer a in ports, on weird walls, and in back gardens. stark contrast to the factory-made concrete Not exactly where it can easily be seen. units, or Plattenbau, of Auguststraße, we end That is where I come in, that guy who points in up by the art house Kunsthaus Tacheles. It is a the direction of art. The guide who opens up house that looks like a ruin from the outside, a couple of hidden doors along the way, and and on the inside the stench of urine is overwho willingly introduces the artists who don’t bearing and the house itself looks like one gialways manage to sign their work, such as El ant graffiti painting. Bocho, Little Lucy, Alias, XooooX, Banksy, and more. The walk - a massive effort - through the alterIncluded in the tour is a trip to East Side Gal- native quarters of Berlin has come to an end. lery, the longest remaining bit of the Wall, dec- Those who have made it all the way through orated by quite a few intarnational artists back gain an experience, and can go back home with in 1990. their cameras filled with Street Art. Kamilla and I enjoy a cup of coffee in the sun, while the FROM CASSIOPIA TO INTIMES KINO students down a couple of cold Becks’. The day is over, and soon we all go our separate ways. We take a walk through ‘Cassiopeia’, one of the abandoned industrial areas that, luckily, can still be found in Berlin. The area is now home to a skater court, alternative cafés and lots and


BERLIN BLOG 4: ALONE IN THE CITY I really like experiencing cities by myself. I love turning the volume up on my iPod and get lost in an unfamiliar city. To see the people who live there. Find shops, streets, playgrounds, parks, and cafés that I wouldn´t have noticed otherwise. I ended up on Oranienburger Strasse, and all of a sudden I see a weird building; huge, covered in graffiti and posters. The garden is open, and I enter. There´s a great exhibition of iron sculptures, paintings and other fun stuff. I´m totally in love with the iron sculptures, but unfortunately they´re a little pricey and too big to take back in the suitcase... I buy a juice box and drink it in the sun in the garden, which is also decorated with great furniture. There was for instance a chair made out of an old car seat. And the Pixies blasting in my ears – not too shabby. When I get back to the hotel I realise that I had just found the Kunsthaus Tacheles. Well there you go. Anne


MEMORIES IN STEEL & BERLIN BLOG 5: THE JEWISH MUSEUM It was absolutly amazing to see The Jewish Museum. I have seen modern architecture before, but Deconstrction was new to me. It was great that we had a guide to tell us all about the style.


& CONCRETE THURSDAY APRIL 8 TEXT: Niels Haltenhoff PHOTO: Thomas Dyregaard


Each step you take leads you further and further into darkness.


STORIES TOLD VIA ARCHITECTURE THURSDAY APRIL 8

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erlin is bursting with new architecture, for obvious reasons – during the Second World War, the Allies dropped 68 thousand tonnes of bombs on the city. When the air raid sirens quieted down in the spring of ’45, most of the city centre was in ruins. Hitler’s dream was to re-establish Berlin as a new capital of the world, by the name of Germania. This dream would have demanded massive demolition in the city, which made Hitler express the opinion that the bombings weren’t half bad; they were just paving the way for Germania. As we know the story did not quite go his way. Hitler never got his Germania. On the other hand, Berlin now had acres of available building land. The reconstruction had already commenced by the end of the 40’s and really took off in the 50’s, with big plans for both sides of the iron curtain. However, the Wall left a scar across the city centre – a no-man’s land that couldn’t be closed down until after 1989. In this area, most of the more dramatic architectural pieces since 1989 have shot up. Among these is Peter Eisenmann’s ‘Holocaust Memorial’ and Daniel Libeskind’s Jüdishces Museum – The Jewish Museum. The two American architects have each interpreted the memory of the 6 million Jews that were murdered during the Second World War through the Deconstruction style. At the Jewish Museum, the guided tour focuses on that architecture, and the story it tells. Libeskind’s use of steel and concrete is an effective way to paint a modern picture of the tragedy that took place exactly here 70 years ago. The asymmetric walls evoke feelings such as fear, loneliness, powerlessness, disgust, confusion, sorrow, disorientation… No one leaves here without experiencing one of these emotions. The experience culminates in an empty space appropriately named ‘A void for pensieveness’. Here one encounters a floor covered by screaming iron faces; faces that make a terrible noise that almost cut through one’s heart, if and when they are stepped on.


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long with my sunburnt brother Dr. Aztut, a.k.a. ‘the short one’, I was in charge of supervising and managing transport and accommodation for the students. I determined that it was a pretty dull task, while I evaluated the advantage of tumbling around in a bus for 7 hours straight, while my other, jet-setting colleagues got comfortable on business class on board the DC10, surrounded by cocktail bars and long-legged stewardesses.

all participants would return alive from Dr. Hellmers feared ‘gehen oder stehen im stasi underwelt’ forced march. An experience Dr. Grønbek, the expedition’s sensual documenter, had the questionable honour of proving when she fell out of step sporting only sunglasses during the very first yards.

Dr. Aztut and I quickly decided to make a ‘grupetto’, where we slowly but surely gathered the students who couldn’t keep up with the tempo of the leading group. Greatly bothered by blisters, hunger, and missing tube tickets, we’d fiOnly slightly tumbled, we arrived in Berlin, and while we nally hit the ‘wall’ and it was merciless. packed up I was suddenly caught off guard by memories of my youth in the walled city - being forced to exchange The sun had set when we, the remaining survivors of the currency, and being hustled out of the train by uniformed expedition, turned up at a french restaurant, much praised men with automatic rifles, confiscating the pot I’d hidden by Michelin, called ‘Je ne Regrette’. According to tradition, in the paper towel automat in the loos. Painful memories Dr. Grønbek had found comfort in El Vino and Dr. Hoff, and to carry around for this long for a young guy, and I immedi- the atmosphere was once again good-natured, albeit exately made up my mind to revisit Berlin sans both the red hausted, only interrupted by Dr. Victor, who every once in eyes and the Monopoloy money in my pocket. a while appeared like a hologram and left only a short and grey-ish gleam behind. Our lodgings, Artótel – a hotel decorated in memory of Warhol, Drella – complete with Velvet Underground, pas- I was tired – very tired – when I returned to the hotel on tels, a jacuzzi, a minibar, a steam bath, and massages; in- the last morning. My acquaintance with the young studeed, the good Dr. Hoff hadn’t let me down. dents and their party culture had left deep marks of worry and a dwindling hope of security in my old age with penEven with all that, I didn’t sleep well the first night. My col- sion provided by the state. Dr. Hellmer came limping out league, Dr. Aztut, had been put in the room next to me, of the lift and I managed to put on a small, gloating smile, and he was apparently enjoying the great selection of tv sparing a thought for my own worn-down heels. Veni, Vidi shows the hotel offered. My thoughts started to centre on ... Vici, I thought to myself, at least five years to my next the hardships of the coming day and the meeting with the trip to Berlin. renowned Dr. Hellmer. The word on the street was that not


TEXT: Jens Andersen FOTO: Niels Haltenhoff

I was tired – very tired – when I returned to the hotel on the last morning. My acquaintance with the young students and their party culture had left deep marks of worry and a dwindling hope of security in my old age with pension provided by the state.

TEXT: Jens Andersen PHOTO: Niels Haltenhoff

The last night in Berlin, always starts at the indian restaurant in Oranienburger Strasse. 70 multimedia students meet up with their teachers(- Helmer, who takes his own path). Here´s your chance to read Jens Andersen AKA “The long one”s very personal story about this last night and the study trip in general...


HEIM, ACH DU LIEBER HEIM (HOME SWEET HOME) On saturday morning the bus is once again driving towards Copenhagen. 70 very tired danish students are returning home, after yet another cool Berlin trip. 8 hours of driving awaits ahead and theres plenty of time to rest. Berlin I´ll see you again and again and again...


“MAD” PASSION!

CLOUDSAUCE & SWEDISH BALLS TEXT: Gitte Grønbek ILLUSTRATION: Niels Haltenhoff

FOOD WITH PASSION! in more ways than one. Everyone is welHere at MMD we don’t have a cafeteria – come to peak into the kitchen, where tasty we have a restaurant! and healthy food is smoothly delivered with a side order of great atmosphere, cocky Two passionate chefs, Martin Beggs and and loving comments, and rocking music. Thomas Fischer, along with a dedicated Food and music are indeed tightly woven backing group consisting of Rolf, ‘Pingo’ and together in Martin and Thomas’ world. The Katja, make sure that each day there is good two of them have done back-stage caterfood for the over 700 students, teachers ing for plenty of Danish and international and employees here at Lygten 16. Martin bands, like for example DAD, U2 and Paul and Thomas are trained chefs who have a vi- McCartney, delivering every eccentric order. sion, which can indeed be seen, smelled and Take Paul McCartney, who wanted vegetartasted. Breakfast is free for all, and for lunch ian food. His roadies weren’t all too pleased they serve the course of the day and a veg- with that, and Thomas says that the star etarian dish of a very high quality and at fair had barely left when raw beef was delivered prices, in addition to salad from a salad bar, in great quantities. They have also catered home-made bread and a selection of sand- for crown prince Frederik and Morten Stig wiches. The coffee is brewed from organic Christensen – a job that included shelling, beans, delivered in small quantities in order peeling and preparing 117 lbs of lobster on to keep them fresh, and they are ground the top of Bulbjerg cliff – in the dark. Perjust before the coffee is to be consumed. A haps it isn’t that strange after all that the brand-new coffee maker has increased the duo can boldly claim: There are no jobs inselection of coffee, so it is now possible to volving food that we can’t handle. get a cappucino, a caffe latté, and more. Organic ingredients are used when possible, The restaurant is a part of Martin and Thowhile trying to keep the prices reasonable. mas’ company, www.mealsonwheels.dk, that also makes deliveries, for instance to The restaurant has been named Food Fight, the DR concert hall, as well as to the other as a result of a naming and logo competi- two KEA campuses in the Northwest district. tion among students and lecturers. The restaurant is open from early in the morning and long into the afternoon. And it is open

PLEASE!

The Foodfight-chefs kindly request that cutlery, plates and glasses are NOT taken out of the restaurant and to the classrooms, for example, which means more extra and unnecessary strain on our great cleaning crew. Instead, please use disposable tableware, it doesn’t cost extra!


Our new colleague, Katja, who just got back from Italy, has this recipe for you: Bucatini all’amatriciana from Rome 2 – 3 people 200 grams (7 oz) Maccaroni (thick spaghetti with a hole in the middle) 200 grams (7 oz) bacon 2 dl (3.5 fl oz) red wine 2 tomatoes, diced, or 1 can of diced tomatoes 100 grams (3.5 oz) pecorino Fried bacon is parboiled with red wine Add fresh, diced tomatoes, or pealed tomatoes. Cook the pasta, put it in the sauce, and add shredded pecorino or chorizo Can be decorated with rosemary Serve in good company!


LYGTEN 37

Closer, mixed up – and mobile. TEXT & PHOTO: Gitte Grønbek

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he Media / IT programmes relocate to CPH Northwest and move into completely renovated premises. Two vocational academy programmes, namely Computer Science and IT Technologist, will move into Lygten 37 in August, 2010, where they will join the professional bachelor programme (PBA) Web Development, and the 2nd term students of the E-concept development PBA. With that, all of the Media / IT programmes that KEA offers can be found in the Northwest district of Copenhagen, within a few hundred metres of one another. The mix of almost 500 students spreads out over the two topmost floors in a building that used to house the Højland’s Auction House. The building underwent a total refurbishment during the spring and summer months, and now offers a brand new teaching environment. KEA Media / IT worked closely with SIGNAL architects, aiming to find the best use of architecture to support a good learning environment. For instance, that means that each programme does not have their own home room. Deciding on who will be where thus rests on the functionalities of the rooms, which are various on each floor. Not only does that secure the

best possible use of the rooms, but it also results in a traffic flow where everyone moves around the building as a result. In that way, the students will run into one another more frequently, which in itself contributes to bettering the learning environment. Apart from that, a large part of the furnishings is on wheels – an entire laboratory has even been mobilised. Even the power outlets which are on the underside of the tables are flexible, so the tables can be moved both easily and quickly, depending on both need and different situations. The teaching foregoes partly on interactive, electronic boards, and partly on traditional whiteboards. As a new feature, all of the school’s whiteboards have been painted directly onto either doors or walls, and as a result, it has been possible to include extremely large whiteboards. In addition to the intended classrooms, there are six conference rooms, two quiet rooms, and a cushion room. In order to emphasise the fact that students and teachers are at a shared workplace, everyone is at liberty to use these rooms. To heighten the feel-good factor, the premises also include a cafeteria that serves food, comfortable lounge furniture, and informal meeting zones, and t-shirts available as well.


GRAND OPENING SEPTEMBER 3rd AT 1 O´CLOCK!


THE CREATIVES THOMAS DYREGAARD

A student at multimedia designer 3rd semester DK Thomas is rather handy with a camera. He has shot almost every picture in our Berlin theme. You can meet Thomas at 3rd semester Dk, and ofcourse in the friday bar.

NIELS HALTENHOFF

Teacher at Multimedia designer DK Niels is the guy behind the Art direction and layout. He has also chipped in with som pictures and an article or two. You can meet Niels teaching at 2nd semester Dk, in Berlin and in Måløv, but never in the friday bar...

LASSE STEINMETZ MIKKELSEN Multimedia designer

Lasse has been drawing and drawing and drawing...

THESE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ALSO PARTICIPATED: Gitte Grønbek, Helmer Hansen, Jens Andersen, Ulla Skram.


CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 3.9 OFFICIEL OPENING OF LYGTEN 37 27.9 STUDY TRIP BERLIN for MMD 2 SEM. DK OKTOBER 8.10 KEA PARTY IN VEGA 14.10 THE CULTURE NIGHT AT KEA - Lygten 16

EDITOR Niels Haltenhoff kommit@kea.dk

TRANSLATION Edda Kentish www.facebook.com/mediait www.kea.dk


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