In 2019, we are not only celebrating the festival's 5-year-anniversary with our Scottish audiences, but two significant historical anniversaries that have shaped German society and culture: The founding of the Bauhaus School in 1919 and the Fall of the German Wall in 1989.
Alexander von Humboldt has many enthusiastic supporters, but also some critics. On the science superstar’s 250th birthday, experts warn that his greatness as a person has been exaggerated, though no one disputes his accomplishments as a researcher.
There are many myths on the subject of women in the Bauhaus. Author Theresia Enzensberger points out that where women’s equality is concerned, the school might have been progressive – but the inclusive attitude remained incomplete.
German television shows tend to have a bad reputation for poor writing and cheap productions not suited for an international market and audience. Now series like “Deutschland ‘83” and “Babylon Berlin” are putting a new shine on that tarnished image.