The Gift of the Foreign Gaze – Constantly Crossing Boundaries

    Johannes Ebert: “Residency programmes promote openness, dialogue and cultural understanding” | Photo: Victoria Tomaschko
    “Artist residencies are moments for self-realignment.” The Arbeitskreis deutscher internationaler Residenzprogramme (Working Group of German International Residency Programmes) offered insights into the diversity and significance of its programmes at HAU Hebbel am Ufer.

    Medical translation service – sign language isn’t always enough

    Screenshot from a short movie explaining Triaphon © www.triaphon.org
    Every day in Germany emergency patients are treated too slowly, incorrectly or not at all. Often the reason is that they cannot describe their symptoms because they don’t speak German. Doctors therefore often have to carry out lengthy examinations to make a diagnosis. Sometimes that takes too long.

    Culture of Remembrance – “Protection under the rule of law completely disintegrated”

    The Evian Conference on refugees. | Photo (detail): © picture alliance/Heinrich Hoffmann/ullstein bild
    80 years on, Germany is looking back at 1938, a year marked by National Socialist persecution and violence against the Jews and the failed Evian Conference on refugees. Historian Stefanie Schüler-Springorum explains the current significance of these events.

    Manifesta 12 – Ringing Up James Bond

    Nina Los and Niklas John from the Peng! Collective present their installation „Call a Spy“ | Photo: Wolfgang Träger
    Have you called a spy today? Nina Los and Niklas John from the artist collective Peng! are represented at the Manifesta 12 in Palermo with the installation “Call a Spy” and with videos for their campaign „Become an Escape Agent!“, which is supported by the Goethe-Institut Palermo. During an installation break we talked with Nina Los and Niklas John.

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