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 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Neighborhood: Fire Stations The firefighting profession has evolved over time from Ancient Rome’s rudimentary bucket brigades to today’s sleek life-saving departments.