How the other half lives

A book about freedom, segregation, anarchy, loneliness and other aspects of a stray cat’s daily life.
Through interviews, different stray cats share their street wisdom and explain their view on contemporary society.

The retail price is 29€ + shipping. Drop me a line, if you are interested in purchasing this book.


“How the other half lives” has been published with the help of a crowdfunding campaign, a big thank you to all funders!

The book was printed in Berlin by Hinkelstein, a socialist cooperative owned by the workers, 100% free of hierarchies.


Circle matt, the paper used in the book, is a real recycling-paper, meaning that it has actually been made from what we throw in the paper bin.


You can still check the crowdfunding-site where you’ll find some more information about the production process.


Technical sheet

Title: How the other half lives
Author: Nico Baumgarten
Year of publication: 2015
Language: english (German inlay on request)
Edition: 1000
Binding: saddle-stitched half-linen hardcover
Printing: duotone offset on Heidelberg Printmaster 74
Paper: Circle matt white 170 g/m2, Caribic schiefer 120g/m2 (endpapers)
Dimensions: 21,4 x 25,2 cm (8.3 x 9.8 inch)
Number of pages: 92



“How the other half lives” exhibited in the gloomy basement of the Künstlerhaus Dortmund, part of the group-show “I wanna be your dog II – animal liberation in contemporary art”.

“How the other half lives” exhibited at Projektraum Fotografie.