Contributor: Manuel Zabel

Rest assured, Manuel isn't stuck in infancy (though his capacities as editor, sound guy or 'manager' don't always fully live up to this claim). Currently managed to shipwreck in Berlin (and still in tune), he keeps dipping into all sorts of stuff, some of which may yield a few really nice things in the long run. Rumour has it, hope dies last!

Urbane Künste Ruhr: Art After Coal Mines

Once an industrial hub, Germany's Ruhr region has been forced to change with the global economy. The direction of those changes have been shaped significantly by the public and innovative art organisations like the Urbane Künste Ruhr, writes Manuel Zabel.