Easy to Explain
4 October 2011
Hidden in a large garden in the hip Berlin hood of Kreuzberg, Rosmarie Köckenberger welcomes guests, friends, and residents to have a coffee and a warm chat in her KJOSK. This is a nearly fifty-year-old white double-decker bus that she uses as a mercantile and gathering point where people can play video games together, eat local sausages, and have a beer after work. Rosmarie wanted to offer a special place with KJOSK, overgrown with greens, to step back from the bustle of the big city. From this perspective, she introduces Balestra. Neither an event nor an advertising agency, Rosmarie appreciates Balestra's "perfect mixture of working with friends, having fun, and professional work which is the most important part of a good collaboration.” At a time when more and more people work long hours and have less time for friends and family, Balestra makes room for those elements by incorporating them in their work ethic.
Production: Superiest / Filming & Photos: Clemens Poloczek & Björn Baasner / Assistant: Nico Nierman / Music: Bunnystripes