@Iam_Bremen

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It’s over!

52 weeks or one year is quite a long time. When we started our rotation curation project back in July 2012 we thought it would never end. The first curators were easily found and we had a big network of Bremen tweeps supporting us. But after nearly six months it got harder and harder to find and motivate new curators. It’s almost a wonder that throughout all this time our account’s been without a curator only once. The neverending and exhausting search for a new curator each week is the main reason for us to end this project after one year. Even though we had a lot of fun being admins of this account, time has come to look forward and spend more time with new projects.

So, what did we learn from @Iam_Bremen?

Well, first of all we got to know a lot more people from Bremen and their lives in the city. Every single curator highlighted new aspects of the city we all love so much. Go and have a look at our list of wonderful curators and follow them on Twitter if you like.

Second, being admin of a rotation curation account opened new doors. To promote the project we were sending out some press releases and ended up on television and as speaker at republica 2013 – Germany’s biggest conference on web topics. This was pretty exciting and quite a surprise. We’ll remember these things when we now move on to our new projects.

Thank you all for reading, following and supporting @Iam_Bremen!

Goodbye and thanks for all the fish 🙂

Keep following us on Twitter! Your admins @carolinhinz and @jplusgo

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Week 50: @anja_stubbe_hb (Anja)

Anja_Stubbe_HB

Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

My name is Anja Stubbe. I am working at the corporate communications department of the Bremen based international logistics association BVL International.

What’s your Twitter account?

Anja_Stubbe_HB

Are you originally from Bremen? If not, what’s your story?

Yes, I am from Bremen, and I love this city. I never ever want to move away. Spent one year abroad, feeling very homesick.

What do you like most of Bremen?

It is home to absolutely the right people, it has absolutely the right size and the right geographic
location as well. It’s where my loved ones live. It’s where I feel at home.

What’s your favorite place in Bremen?

I love to be in the “Viertel”, at my house in “Pusdorf”, at Weser Ufer Park and in any location where there is good handmade live music.

What’s your top 5 list of things to do in Bremen?

  1. Visit the Bremen town hall
  2. Visit annual live music festival “Breminale”
  3. Eat at restaurant “Divino”
  4. Take a walk at the river Weser (preferably in “Pusdorf”)
  5. Have a holiday-like day at Lake Mahndorf


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Week 49: @biancaschroeter (Bianca)

Picture of Bianca

Picture of Bianca

Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

Hi, my name is Bianca, I’m an English teacher, mainly adult teaching, VHS and so, and a portrait painter. I found my homebase in Bremen-Findorff and couldn’t be happier here. The roof terrace helps, too.

What’s your Twitter account?

I am @biancaschroeter. I have an impressive count of what, 15 tweets? Am a total newbee and immensely enjoying it.

Are you originally from Bremen? If not, what’s your story?

I was raised down south, close to Aschaffenburg and grew up with Germans and Americans. Spent some time in the States, France, Cologne, Ruhr area and finally ended up here in the beautiful north. Dabbled in history and American Studies at university, became a professional tattooer, portrait painter, city guide and finally English teacher. I mainly teach at the Bremen Volkshochschule – great place, go and check us out!

What do you like most of Bremen?

First time I visited Bremen I was so surprised how lively and colorful this little city is. Everybody seems to know everybody and people are remarkably tolerant and open towards strangers. Once you get used to translating “Och, nech” into the longer sentences of other German regions the people here are most elaborate. Bremen has been kind to me.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

  • Findorff, the market, Hemmstrasse, Torfkanal, Bürgerpark
  • Sure, The Viertel and Osterdeich
  • The “Wallanlagen” with those remarkable, beautiful old trees in the middle of the city

What’s your top 5 list of things to do in Bremen?

  1. Check out nice aerial view across Bremen from the roof terrace of the Bamberger building, Faulenstrasse; it’s on the 10th floor and for free
  2. Little round of drinks starting at Bermudadreieck, maybe dabble a bit at having a “Krabbeldiewandnuff” at Eisen and maybe finish off with some dancing at Tower
  3. Saturday morning at Findorff market, have the second coffee of the day, try a “Fischbroetchen” for first breakfast, buy cheese and olives, maybe enjoy a bit of Turkish pastry, get flowers and/or herbs and take bike back home – after talking to everybody you know.
  4. Scaring tourists in the evening when everything is quiet by dropping a coin in the “Bremer Loch” close to the town hall.
  5. Teerhof, gotta get your modern art fix somewhere; beautiful building, too.


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Week 36: The Bremen Town Musicians

Bremen town musicians

Bremen town musicians

Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

We are the Bremen town Musicians – world famous symbols of the City of Bremen. We are working as Bremen ambassadors. That’s what we are doing and if you don’t know us we have done a bad job so far 🙂

What’s your Twitter account?

Well, actually we haven’t been on twitter before but you might want to follow @BremenErleben for the hottest information on Bremen.

Are you originally from Bremen? If not, what’s your story?

We are all coming from different farms in Germany. Our masters wanted to kill us therefore we decided to form a band and go to Bremen to become town musicians. On our way we met some robbers in the forest. That was quite a funny incidence. Some people say we didn’t make it to Bremen but as you can see that’s not true. There are a lot of evidences of our existence in Bremen.
Well, one version of our story you can finde in the famous fairytale by the brothers Grimm.

What do you like most about Bremen?

The people of Bremen are so nice and friendly. It’s such a pleasure to be here and meet them all the day. And different to our former masters they do love us. They even build us several statues. We love to stroll around the city and meet all this different kind of statues.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

What shall we answer on this question? The market place of course. Next to the beautiful town hall you’ll find the most beautiful of all statues representing us. Come and have a look.

What’s your top 5 list of things to do in Bremen?

  1. Visit our statue at the market place.
  2. Visit us in real life a the little zoo in Bürgerpark.
  3. Get some traditional Bremen food at Schüttinger brew pub.
  4. Enjoy the sun and fresh air at Schlachte embankment.
  5. Have fun at Breminale festival.


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Week 35: @flavia81 (Flavia Costa)

FlaviaWho are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

I’m 31, I’m Italian and I’m in Bremen to work; I am currently teaching English at LRS, but I’m a Film and New Media expert;
in fact my work experiences go from organising international film festivals, like I’ve seen Films with Rutger Hauer (yes yes he himself!) to consulting on an curating social media for businesses;

What’s your Twitter account?

Flavia81, it’s public, follow me!

Are you originally from Bremen? If not, what’s your story?

I come from Milan, but how I ended up here?
of course was casual, I wanted to go to Erasmus and I had to choose three destinations: Glasgow was my first, since it was the only English speaking city in the group, and I fel more comfortable; Heidelberg was my second, just becuase the University had more courses in common with my studies in Italy; and Bremen was the third one, just because the stay was supposed to be minimum 10 months, and I wasn’t sure how I would have reacted to my experience abroad: well I stayed for 18 months!
I totally fell in love with the city, I made friends, good ones, those that are for life; then I had to go back to Italy to finish my studies, but when I had to go I felt eradicated;
then I stayed for five years in Milan, working there, but I always wanted to come back, besides visiting my friends from time to time;
then the moment came and I just said: either now or never! packed my things, stayed over friends and started my new life here, in the city I feel I belong to.

What do you like most about Bremen?

this is a difficult one, because I like many things;
let’s start from the people: we southern countries have the idea that Germans are cold, and the northern you get, the colder they get; well I always say it’s not true! I always find a smile on the street, on the tram/bus station, a nice word and help if I ask;
I also like the fact that here everybody can be themselves, with their own style as behaviour and as clothing;
I won’t forget the public transport and how on time they are! believe me, for an Italian that is on time, relying on such a good service is priceless.
I love the vegetation, in the park, in the city centre, ando also the flowerbeds on the sides of the street, full of narcissuses in spring;
the organisation: you go to public offices, the cue is not long, because they deal with what they can immediately, otherwise they give you an appointment;
the cultural offer: there is always something to do, for all the tastes and needs, all year long, with a huge choice: you never get bored;

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

it’s a draw! the first one is the city centre: whenever I fell lost or in need to reconnect to the city, I go there, and everything goes back to place;
then the Bürgerpark: I jog and I love to do it in the park, with the different paths, always passing by the small zoo; it’s the place where when I’m confused or overwhelmed, I find a new and constructive point of view, reordering my thoughts;

What’s your top 5 list of things to do in Bremen?

1 the city centre (Mill, Cathedral, Townall, Roland…)
2 Schnoor
3 Beck’s factory
4 viertel
5 Zoo in the Bürgerpark

Who should be tweeting as @Iam_Bremen?

I would definitely suggest Heike, “die Glucke” (@piep_dieGlucke)


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Week 27: @niels_bremen (Niels)

niels_bremen

Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

Moin! My name is Niels and I´m 29 years old. I live in the Neustadt, not far from the Neustadts-Anlagen where I sometimes spent my summer evenings playing KUBB with some friends. I married last october and currently write my dissertation at the University of Bremen.

What’s your Twitter account?

@Niels_Bremen

Are you originally from Bremen? If not, what’s your story?

I´m originally from Hessen, but I came here to live with my girlfriend (who´s my wife now). Hands down, it´s the best decision I´ve ever made.

What do you like most of Bremen?

All the rumors about northern people were false, they´ve warm hearts. I love their (sometimes pretty dry) humor and everything that´s “Bremisch”.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?
I love our river. I even participated on the Badeinsel-Regatta to finally get a bath there 😉


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3rd real-life meeting: Socialbar Bremen

You want to know what this is all about? You want to hear about previous curators experiences? You just want to have a drink in nice atmosphere?

Then join us at Socialbar Bremen‘s next meeting:

January 3 2013, 7pm, at Bürgerhaus Weserterassen.

We will give a short introduction into the project and answer your questions. Come along!

Update: Unfortunately, the Socialbar had to be skipped. But as soon as we have further information we will inform you about the new date.