Carl Goes has published a travel guide book to Kassel, a German city famous for its 100 day documenta art festival, designed for entrepreneurs, creatives and anyone who is generally curious.
Carl Goes wants travellers to become citizens of the cities they visit, whether it’s for three days, weeks or months.
Published ahead of documenta 14 (10 June – 17 September 2017), Carl Goes Kassel brings together local voices from influential artists, start-up entrepreneurs and others working in creative industries in the city, giving visitors an insight into how people really live in Kassel.
With a ‘work’ section in the book, travellers can find out how to blend work and travel seamlessly, with recommendations of networking opportunities and where to find free Wi-Fi. Suggestions of how to ‘live’ in the city come directly from Kasselaners themselves, and feature the most creative eateries, shops, hotels and entrepreneurial ventures happening in the Kassel.
Carl Goes Kassel also encourages visitors to embrace the declining art of ‘getting lost’ or ‘flânerie’, inspiring them to wander without a plan to make unexpected discoveries.
The interviewees in Carl Goes Kassel are:
- Carmen José: Kunstochschule Kassel graduate, illustrator, co-founder of Papiercafé and co-manager
- of the Rotopol publishing house, gallery and shop. Kazuo Katase: Japanese artist who has exhibited worldwide and contributing artist to previous
- documenta exhibitions. Kira Kimm and Sophie Roscher: co-founders of the upcycling fashion store and first sustainable
- fashion brand in Kassel, soki.
- Khesrau and Sohrab Noorzaie: award-winning start-up entrepreneurs who create eco-friendly smartphone accessories manufactured in Germany through their brand, SMINNO.
- Susanne Pfeffer: curator of globally-acclaimed artists and exhibitions, and director of Kassel’s Museum Fridericianum for contemporary art, one of the oldest public museums in Europe.
- Oliver Stokowski: German actor who has appeared in more than 80 films, including The Book Thief, The Silence and Regular Guys.
“Creative entrepreneurs thrive in new environments with like-minded people,” said the Carl Goes Publisher, Sascha Mengerink. “We chose Kassel as a destination not only because documenta 14 is happening in the city this year, but because it’s a burgeoning centre of creativity the rest of the time too.”
“Kassel is a city of inspiring open spaces and an innately creative spirit,” said the Carl Goes Editor and Author Sasha Arms. “We’ve sought out some of the most visionary Kassel locals to give readers a genuine sense of the city. Kassel is an open-air museum of art with plenty of quirky surprises, whether it’s locals who love to have a coffee at the bathtub museum, or local beers brewed with city honey.”
Carl Goes Kassel is the fourth Carl Goes city guide, following on from guides to London, Berlin and Amsterdam.
Carl Goes Kassel is available to buy online at www.carlgoes.com and via a number of independent stockists.