Berlin’s Future – In Start-Up Creatives?

The city of Berlin thought companies would flow into the city to invest after the city was unified. It hasn’t happened, and Berlin is broke. Now, small creative enterprises are springing up in vacant buildings across the old East Berlin, “many of them former squatter colonies gone legit. Their stock in trade is art, music, publishing, software. ‘You can see them as seedbeds. These developments everywhere in these derelict places are perhaps the best hope the city has for better times’.”