About Converter


About Converter

Converter is a platform for the culture and society of our time. Here young authors and photographers will find a place for all-round discussion of the themes of their everyday life. Converter is a site for the stories and opinions from the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. All the materials on Converter are equally important, as they provide the readers with an opportunity to consider a subject from different perspectives. Each publication will bring the readers to a new place — to Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Russia, Georgia, or Kazakhstan. The platform borrowed its name from informatics: just as a computer converter, it converts data into a new format, without changing their contents. All the stories on Converter will be told in English, Russian, and German. Thus, the young readers from Germany will also have an opportunity to have an idea of the lives of our authors – they will learn about their dreams and hopes, desires and fears, needs and achievements. Now Converter’s editorial board is in Novosibirsk. In two years’ time, it will move to the Goethe-Institute of another country of the region, to give the portal a new impetus for development.


    ZEITGEIST

    Time

    Thoughts about one of the most paradox resources we have

    Metamorphosis

    Observations about the stream of time
    CONSUMPTION

    To have and to be

    About consumption, people and money

    Money

    About the universal measure of happiness
    BORDERS

    BORDERLAND

    The subtle balance of borderline states

    DIS-STANCE

    Photo reports about the borders, both tangible and mental
    INSPIRATION

    SEROTONIN

    About the inspiration and the sleep of reason

    WATCHING

    About films: what to see and how to see
    SPECIALS

    BERLINALE-SPECIAL

    Inspired by the festive atmosphere of the gathering, Converter has prepared a special rubric for you, dedicated to the cinema, the festival, and Berlin

    DREAMS FROM ST. PETERSBURG

    The photoproject "Dreams from St. Petersburg" tries to give an idea of what are the hopes and fears of of young people in this unique city