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Fallingwalls

Call for Participation

knock down walls and build bridges


Join us in #fallingwalls and create a short personal video message about why we should build bridges instead of walls and how we can oppose division and challenge the obstacles of our modern world. Be part of this movement by sharing your video on social media between October 3rd and November 9th.

Background

This October we celebrate the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Thirty years ago the allegedly-impenetrable wall which was dividing a city, families and friends, was torn down by the very citizens who were meant to be separated.

Today it seems that walls are on the rise again. New barriers are emerging worldwide. There are currently 70 border walls in existence or in planning, which is five times as many as thirty years ago, at the time the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and ended the Cold War. Back then and now, walls promise simple answers to a range of complex challenges. Walls evoke national sovereignty, an end to illegal immigration, and the shutting out of outside problems. But do walls offer actual solutions?

Only bridges can overcome division, isolation, and demarcation. Against the backdrop of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this year we will celebrate freedom, unity, and the end of the Cold War.

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Join the initiative

Create a short personal video message about why we should build bridges instead of walls. Tell us your thoughts on contemporary issues of isolation and demarcation, and the importance of connectedness and diversity. May it be cultural, political, or economic issues—we are interested in what you have to say!

Share your video on social media using the hashtags #mauernfallen and #fallingwalls. Tag the Goethe-Institut Singapur on Facebook or Instagram, so we can share your message as well.

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Why do bridges matter? Listen in to a word from Han-Song Hiltmann, the director of the Goethe-Institut Singapur.

Be part of this movement and share why cultural exchange, dialogue, and diversity matter. Why should we knock down walls and build bridges nowadays? Tell us in your social media video!

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More Information

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