Seeking to adapt to the social distance measures imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, since late April 2020 the German nightclub Index has been conducting drive-in raves, where people can enjoy DJ shows from inside their own cars.
The club set up a stage, complete sound system and lighting equipment in its parking lot, allowing 250 cars to participate in the parties, called ‘Autodisco’. To ensure that the distance rules are observed, there is no possibility to leave before the end of the event.
According to the nightclub, getting out of the vehicle is only allowed in an emergency. That is, bathrooms can only be used as a last resort and only with a mask on. In addition, the nightclub recommends that participants bring their own drinks and snacks from home, since, for now, these items are not sold during the event.
Performed by: Cafe & Konditorei Rothe
With Germany going through the re-opening phase, but with strict security restrictions, the cafe Cafe & Konditorei Rothe has devised a creative solution to maintain the recommended distance between its customers. As soon as someone enters the establishment, they get a hat with those polyethylene noodles for the pool. Measuring 1.5m, it indicates the safe distance between each person to avoid contagion. The idea may sound strange, but it is effective and still gives place for playful a atmosphere in such a tense world period.
I Miss the Office is an ‘office noise generator’ site that plays office background noise for those who are working from home during the quarantine and are missing the office environment. Launched in April 2020 by Berlin-based creative agency Kids, the website shows an open office plan filled with familiar sights: a conference table, meeting rooms, a copier, desks, that can be clicked to activate its sounds. Clicking the printer activates the familiar sounds of a printer. Listeners can also increase the ambient noise level by adding more colleagues to the virtual workplace.