New book 'HUSH' documents Berlin club culture during the pandemic

Photographer Marie Staggat and journalist Timo Stein met with the people behind the clubs who are not only struggling to keep their jobs, but fear losing the place they call home.

New book 'HUSH' documents Berlin club culture during the pandemic

Photographer Marie Staggat and journalist Timo Stein met with the people behind the clubs who are not only struggling to keep their jobs, but fear losing the place they call home.

A new book, 'HUSH - Berlin Club Culture in a Time of Silence', documents a string of Berlin clubs and the experiences of their workers during the pandemic.

Produced by photographer Marie Staggat and journalist Timo Stein, the book chronicles over 40 of Berlin’s electro clubs between April and December 2020, interviewing the oft-forgotten faces of this crisis: club managers, bartenders, talent bookers, DJs, toilet attendants, bouncers, and janitors. 

HUSH isn't just about these club spaces, underneath it's also about what home can mean to people and about resilient individuals who provide a glimpse into their lives and spaces during a difficult time. 

Marie Staggat cut her teeth working as a photographer for Tresor and has since photographed many famous national and international DJs for albums and magazines. In 2019, she participated in the “ELECTRO” exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris, which has been on display at the Design Museum in London since 2020. She published her first book, 313ONELOVE, about Detroit’s electronic music scene, in 2016.

Journalist Timo Stein worked as an editor and reporter for the Swiss online news platform Watson and as an editor at the German political and cultural magazine Cicero. He also regularly appears as a political expert on Deutsche Welle, a German public state-owned international broadcaster.

The book is set to be published on 1st March. Buy HERE or from the clubs featured.

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