Magazine © Lola Vendetta Catalysts for a Fourth Wave of Feminism Cyberactivism and Social Networks If you're looking for information about feminist issues, there's plenty of guidance to be found online. Women's rights are a trending topic in social networks, and new narrative formats are being created. Illustration (detail): Asinakuthula Collective Interview with the activist Athambile Masola “Fallen out of history” Together with the Asinakuthula Collective, Athambile Masola tells the stories of black African women that have not been in history books or Wikipedia so far. After an edit-a-thon as part of the project “Decolonise The Internet”, she spoke with “The latest” at Goethe about her work. Dinosaurs at Berlin’s Museum of Natural History © Meliha Mujanic / Unsplash Share or return of objects How Africa can own what is hers Cultural heritage was taken to Europe for the purpose of exhibiting African ‘backwardness’ and ‘barbarism’ in the eyes of the colonizer and the conqueror, thus affirming the colonizers ‘superiority’. Photo (detail): © Baobab Books Children’s and young adult literature Different from the others Children’s books shape the way we see the world as we grow up. There have thus been growing calls in recent years for children’s book publishers to reflect social and cultural diversity. Photo (detail): © picture alliance / akg-images / Sammlung Foedrowitz Day of Remembrance for the Victims of National Socialism Each victim had a name (27 January 2021) The extermination camp at Auschwitz was liberated 76 years ago today. Secretary-general of the Goethe-Institut Johannes Ebert writes about the personal and social responsibility that arises from commemorating the victims of National Socialism. ©: Aline Motta. Berlinale Bloggers 2020 NO “SCARRING-OVER” WITHOUT COMPENSATION The visual artist Aline Motta works with video, photography and installation to reinterpret memory and thus give new meaning to the present. Her search for her family's genealogy has resulted in a trilogy that evokes Brazil's colonial and slavery-torn past. (c) The Criterion Collection SHOAH: Worlwide filmscreening The Voice on the River Claude Lanzmanns 9,5-hour documentary Shoah (1985) confronts the audience with stories of survivors, pertpetrators and bystanders. Which position should we as viewers take 75 years after the liberation of Ausschwitz? Photo: Youtube Virtual Reality Journalism Living the news We may experience journalism in an entirely new way in future. 360-degree videos and virtual reality reports allow the audience to dive right into a news story and experience events up close. These new formats are also making inroads in Germany. Photo (detail): © Jean-Michel Papazian/Bien ou Bien Productions Berlinale Bloggers 2020 Mobile phones and social media as a medium for film at the Berlinale 2020 Social media is the window into people’s lives that’s constantly left ajar. This modern type of closeness was captured not only in film scripts at the Berlinale, but artists used it as a medium to tell tales of today. Photo (detail): © Adobe Sustainability A World without Plastic Plastic bans, disposable dinnerware made of bioplastics, and streets made of plastic waste: countries, companies and private citizens are all pursuing initiatives that show what the world would be like without plastic. Photo (detail): Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi © picture alliance / AP Photo Digital Divide Decolonise the Internet The internet is characterised by power structures. Digital colonialism shows how established hierarchies can also become entrenched on the World Wide Web. But activists and artists are growing increasingly resistant, says Ina Holev.