Libraries lead us through a flood of analogue and digital information, can be a platform for exchange, space for encounters or social anchors in the city. With our series “Future Libraries” we shed light on challenges, trends and examples of success around the future of the library.
2018 was a difficult year, seen from a political and social point of view. In addition, there were drastic changes in traditional markets such as the physical media formats.
At the threshold to a new era
The dossier about the era of Posthumanism addresses the ethical, social and political issues associated with it, as well as ways of dealing creatively with them.
How do we want to live? In view of skyrocketing rents and property prices in cities worldwide, this is not so easy to answer. Ideas from the past, present and for the future help with solutions.
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What are the vital issues that women and feminists in Canada and Germany today consider to be of burning importance, what are they concerned about? And what else is there still to do? This is a showcase of people who are involved in the field of culture and who are dealing with the currently most pressing feminist issues and debates.
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2017 was a politically charged year - in Germany, in Europe and in the world. Whether and how this has also been reflected in the German music scene, you can find out in our new Focus “German Music In Review: 2017”.
One of the most unusual choreographers of our time was our guest in Montreal in April 2018. Read more about this exceptional artist on our focus page.
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How do refugees contribute to the society of their arrival country? What are the reciprocal influences? How can the arrival be shaped differently?
No other subject has been as controversially discussed nor polarized as much. So far the discussions have been about refugees as a homogenous group though, and their situation has been generalized. This dossier is trying to add a micro-perspective.
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„Underground“ - what does this word, with its air of revolt against the establishment, still signify? What does it evoke, today? And what can Underground achieve today?
Does it always arise out of disagreement or rather does it reflect a parallel “praxis” that is not necessarily seeking confrontation? A practice operating discreetly and on the fringes of official networks, searching for neither recognition nor longevity… This collection aims to provide elements of a response by examining a range of cultural domains from here and from Germany.