Many of us are currently in Berlin, undertaking our Sender, Carrier, Receiver program series. So it was a revelation to happen upon this recent Sugarhigh interview with Javier Peres, the proprietor of Peres Projects in L.A. and Berlin.

Ana Finel Honigman: I am really glad that people are taking Berlin seriously.

Javier Peres: Berlin, in many ways, is more serious than just about anywhere.

AFH: It’s more serious than London or New York because seriousness requires levels of authenticity and reality, which haven’t existed in either city for decades.

JP: I can’t exactly pinpoint when it started here, but suddenly now there is this place, and Kimchi Princess and all those little cute Mexican places popping up.

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