Berlin – Detroit – Montréal

Suites Culturelles

Fashion and Architecture

Hans W. Claussen 1946 (photo by Berlin Stadtmuseum Modearchiv)   Detroit, 2013 (photo by Ambassador Magazine)   ARCHITECTURE and FASHION, Pretty in Parkas, Moshe Safdie Habitat 67 (photo by The Globe and Mail)

Marie Saint Pierre, Habitat 67

Cities go through the same ups and downs as people. Whenever we look for meaning in hardship and destruction, we eventually find our selves, and with that, access to our full potential, humanity, and creativity.

Surfaces and Façades

Bullet Holes in Columns at Museum Island Berlin (photo by K.Sark)  Detroit Metropolitan Building (photo by K.Sark)  Canal Lachine (photo by K.Sark)

Berlin bullet holes, Museum Island 2009 (photo by K.Sark) Anybody who has ever felt broken and had to piece themselves back together will identify with a city like Detroit. There is devastation, but there is also so much beauty and creativity, it’s almost hard to believe the contrast. While the process of rebuilding is slow, there is a sense of empowerment that comes after learning to help oneself and others.

Love and Music

Berlin Love Parade (photo by Bilderbuch Berlin)   Supremes in Motown Studio A   Osheaga Montreal 2013 (photo by noticiasmontreal) - Copy

Loveparade 2006 (photo by Berlin Morgenpost)   Montreal Osheaga Festival (photo The Gazette)

Back at the height of its glory, Motown asked, “what becomes of the broken-hearted?” They usually have a choice. Either they use other people and things to distract themselves from their loss and pain…

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