Glass opened event space APTM last year in a 1905 carriage house in Berlin’s Wedding neighborhood. For Chris Glass, the responsibilities of hospitality are best captured by a German word: aufgabe. Roughly translating as “a task, ” it reflects the dedication that has seen Atlanta-born Glass establish a reputation in Berlin as a consummate master of ceremonies. “The energy—the intention of wanting to connect people—is a line that runs through everything that we do, ” he says of his latest venture, APTM, a loft apartment complete with corner kitchen and bedroom that serves as an intimate This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 30 Pillars of Hosting: Belonging What can the concept of “moral sympathy” teach us about effective hosting? Arts & Culture Issue 30 Pillars Of Hosting: Empathy Amy Alkon applies her brand of blunt advice to empathetic hosting. Arts & Culture Issue 30 Table Textiles Swatch, sample and swap with abandon. Until the scissors come out, nothing’s off the table. Arts & Culture Issue 30 Pillars of Hosting: Entertainment Storytelling virtuoso Bobette Buster on the art of the anecdote. Arts & Culture Issue 30 At Work With: Charlotte Wilde A wine bar doyenne instructs on how to throw a party fit for Bacchus in your own home. Arts & Culture Issue 30 Pillars Of Hosting: Comfort What if informal gatherings make us more etiquette conscious, not less?