Matt Aufderhorst, born in 1965, studied art history and German literature in Kiel and Hamburg. He’s worked as a reporter for radio and television and written film and theatre reviews and essays. Matt spent several years, in his mid-twenties, DJing in a smoky underground club. He lives in Berlin and is a co-founder of Authors for Peace.
1. Apartment blocks built in the 1980s have left strange blank spaces in East German cities, particularly Berlin. There are many unsightly gaps from one house to the next, especially between Wilhelminian and communist buildings. These gaps, which I call . . .