For two missions the astronaut Thomas Reiter was almost a whole year in outer space. At the Darmstadt Centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) he tells of his experiences there.
In 180 seconds a picture of the city emerges, showing what unites us and what makes us different. More …
What moves city-dwellers and how do they move? How do they interact and when do they clash? How do they allot their time and how do they exchange their possessions? How do they envision the future?
Young international journalists and filmmakers compile reports and impressions, which they then compose into a kaleidoscope of inter-cultural comparison, a global and urban snapshot that gives “their” city a face.
“180 Seconds City” is a joint production of the Goethe-Institut and the German School of Journalism.
The inhabitants of Calcutta celebrate gaily and merrily at the river Hugli. The ceremony takes place in honour of the Hindu goddess Durga and is the most important festival of the year in the city.
Life is cheaper here: every morning tens of thousands of people drive from the bedroom community of Yanjiao to their working places in the centre of Beijing. It is only in the evening that they return to the settlement to sleep.
Wine from Barcelona? Produced only at the Finca Can Calopa. And with the help of twelve young people who come from difficult circumstances and are training to be winemakers.
It must be individual: in Antwerp Sven Mes prints tattoo designs on T-Shirts and teaches silkscreen printing.
Between catwalk and habit: in Rome a novice walks between display windows of a posh shopping street and tailors for religious clothing.
They must look like 150 years ago: Shenja sews costumes for theatrical productions of Dostoyevsky's “The Idiot” in St. Petersburg.
In nocturnal Athens a baby quietly cries. Strange sounds of the yet undiscovered city penetrate through the window. How does the newcomer experience this world?
Pursued by Hamas, the Palestinian writer Basem Al-Nabriss found in Barcelona the peace that he wishes for his country. Waiting impatiently for a better future, he writes.
José came with his parents from Portugal to Bordeaux 40 years ago. He guides us through the city on the River Garonne, where Old Town and modern architecture are inextricably intertwined.
Rainer and Marion roam Montréal in search of the others. They are the reason for their despair and at the same time the only bright spot in the labyrinth leading to a vague future.
Six years ago in the heart of Barbès, a Syrian family opened their bridal fashion shop. People of every extraction are among their customers.
Why do the fools of the Cologne Carnival sing of death at the merriest time of the year? 180 ecstatic but thoughtful second from the Cologne hubbub.
Take discarded vegetables, go to a public square and mix all the ingredients with music and socializing: together Parisians cooks and enjoy their “Disco Soupe”.
The hen Pipka doesn’t like other chickens. She gets along all better with dogs and cats and Tereza, her human roommate, with whom she shares a house in Pilsen.
When is a man a man? You can find out at the Drag King Workshop in Cologne. Trousers instead of skirts, artificial beards and make-up, make Sarah and Katrin into real men.
The Cologne Cathedral is known for its skaters, who were here earlier! – at least from Matwej’s point of view. The Inline Skater shows us the latest rails and curbs.
A different view of Kolkata: for “180 Seconds Kolkata” the film maker Shamik Kumar Rakshit climbed on to the roofs of the Indian metropolis.
Gold buyers, prostitutes, tourists and shoppers – very different kinds of people live, work, stroll and amuse themselves in the Calle Montera.
A hotel owner introduces us to his quarter: Shibuya. And he explains why he feels sorry for tall guests.
Ramin Soleymani calls himself a cyborg. Between Alex and Potsdamer Platz, he sets out to find the invisible world of electromagnetism.
On the River Elbe, we meet René Batistil. René was a seaman and tells us, in “180 Seconds Hamburg”, why his homeland is the sea.