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How important are language and inclusion for democracy? What future perspectives do literature, films and theatre point to? Can justice and the abolition of poverty and inequality be achieved? Debates and contributions from cultural and social life.

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Encyclopaedias Memories of Brockhaus

Which of you now aged 40-plus no longer remembers those hefty volumes on your parents’ bookshelves: encyclopaedias like “Brockhaus” were the epitome of education and knowledge per se – until the internet and Wikipedia heralded the end of an era.

Photo (detail): © picture alliance/AP/Jens Meyer In 2007 they were still celebrating the 30-volume special edition of the Brockhaus, which was designed by actor Armin Mueller-Stahl. Then in 2014 the printed volumes came to an end.

Frankfurt School Conceiving a New Society

The Institute for Social Research (IfS), known internationally as the “Frankfurt School”, was founded a hundred years ago. Its most seminal thinkers still inform our conception of society today. What may well be their most important legacy is their contention that a different world is possible.

Photo (detail): © picture alliance/dpa/Arne Dedert A desk with a lamp, metronome and book on it and an empty chair inside a glass box: this is a memorial on Frankfurt’s Goethe University campus to the philosopher Theodor W. Adorno.

Theatre Scene Independent, Yet Precarious

The independent theatre scene in Germany is growing, but its problems remain: too little money, too little security, and virtually no (political) recognition. A status report. 

Photo (detail): © picture alliance/dpa/Britta Pedersen For Mieke Matzke (not pictured), being independent means freedom in production: performance of She She Pop in 2012.

Sulle Sponde Accessibility on stage

Sulle sponde, a dance piece premiering at the German Pavilion at this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice, grapples with issues of inclusion and accessibility in the world of culture and the arts. We talked to the choreographer about it.

Photo (detail): © Tom Dachs Forward Dance Company: Sulle sponde del lago

Circus “Let’s Make Ourselves Visible!”

Contemporary circus has been achieving success on an international scale for years. The scene is becoming bigger and more visible in Germany too, even though in many places it’s still having to overcome stereotypes and fight for recognition as an art form. Here’s a review of the situation.

Photo (detail): © „Out Of Chaos“ by Gravity & Other Myths at Chamäleon Berlin/Andy Phillipson/Zeit für Zirkus An impression from the “Zeit für Zirkus” festival, a project by the Bundesverband Zeitgenössischer Zirkus: since it was founded in 2019, the association has been a driving force in establishing the field as an art form.

Inclusion at the Venice Architecture Biennale A Red Carpet for All

Open for Maintenance / Wegen Umbau geöffnet is the title of the German Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. The pavilion is dedicated to exploring matters of repair, maintenance, accessibility, and inclusion. But what does accessibility mean in a city made up of roughly 120 islands and 359 heritage-protected bridges and whose transport runs mostly on canals? And how inclusive is the Biennale itself?

Photo (detail): © Valeria Tatano Ponte delle Sechere

Theatertreffen 2023 A Fondness for the Large-Scale Format

The action starts again every May: in 2023 the Theatertreffen, Germany’s most important theatre festival is operating without restrictions imposed by the pandemic for the first time. It features some major productions and a few surprises.

Photo (detail): © Susanne Hassler-Smith Normally performed at the Vienna Burgtheater but also showing in Berlin during Theatertreffen: Lucia Bihler brings Maria Lazar’s “Die Eingeborenen von Maria Blut” (The Native People of Maria Blut) to the main festival stage.

Musical Tastes Music was my first love

We love music. Some pieces accompany us a whole lifetime, other songs we most definitely steer clear of. What role does our taste in music play with respect to our personality, to our identity, to social affiliation – and to social exclusion? And why is music so important, especially during puberty?

Photo (detail): © Adobe “Music was my first love,” as John Miles once sang. What role does our musical taste play with respect to our personality – and why is music so important, especially during puberty?

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Upheaval and Change

Caring for Refugees Who is Helping the Helping Hands?

The current refugee crisis caused by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine is a challenge for the whole Czech Republic – and particularly for social workers, many of whom work very long hours for very low pay. Antonín Smetana is a case in point.

Photo (detail): © David Konečný Tables lined up in a large room with people sitting in groups.

Homeless and Houseless The Ice Hut

Polina Aronson writes about the loss of home on both sides of the border and the sinkhole that the war has created.

Photo (detail): Igor-Francyshyn © Pexels A wall of a house with a window missing its panes and a big hole gaping under it.

Memories of Home The Things We Brought

A stitch, a book, a hat — Katie Davis speaks with immigrants about the items that they brought to the U.S. from their home countries and the special meaning that each of these souvenirs holds.

Illustration: Chris Gash The Things We Brought

Displaced Kids With their mothers abroad, but their minds are on their fathers

One missile that hit the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk in early April had the words “For the children” painted on it in Russian. That message has become a symbol of Russian aggression against the most helpless and vulnerable. 

Photo (detail): © Andrej Bán Black and white photo of a baby and a little girl in winter jackets

Roma from the Ukraine Most Importantly, Stick Together

The Czechs have shown strong solidarity with Ukraine. Almost 390,000 war refugees have been officially registered here to date. But one group tends to be overlooked: the Ukrainian The Grand Initiative helps Romani families stranded in Brno.

Photo: © Václav Pecl Most Importantly, Stick Together

An Agent on the Home Front How I Became a Bastard Before Anyone Else

The author of the text is a journalist from a non-capital Russian city. He was one of the first to be “awarded” foreign agent status. His text describes how the war in Ukraine is perceived by people who have already found themselves in the position of “enemies of the people”.

Photo (detail): Thomas Köhler © picture alliance / photothek Empty hall in the Supreme Arbitration Court in Moscow

War in Ukraine “My first refugee”

Our personal experiences with war refugees may disabuse us Europeans of some illusions, but they’re also bound to reveal strengths and qualities we hardly knew we had. So, however hard this test of our commitment to humanitarian principles may prove, it’s bound to end well, trusts Slovak reporter and photographer Andrej Bán.

Photo (detail): © Andrej Bán Black and white photo of a woman with her small child in her arms

Digital Zine Meta(Return) Mor(Forgiveness) Phosis

Can the arts give us comfort in difficult times? Haim Sokol draws people as birds, coming to terms with his turmoil as an artist from Russia.

Illustration: © Haim Sokol, Iwan Weber Several charcoal sketches of birds and people in different positions

Sudan's Struggle for Freedom Five Years and the Battle Is Still On

The people in Sudan are fighting the fifth year in a row after the revolution in 2018 for their freedom. Wini Omer spoke with revolutionaries in Khartoum about their hopes and reasons to keep fighting.

Photo (detail): © Wadah Omer Amna Bihiry leads a protest in Khartoum on 30th September 2021 and holds the photo of her son Kisha Abdelsalam.

Youth Protests An Opportunity for Change

Fridays for Future, BLM, MeToo, #Leavenoonebhind: the fact that young people feel compelled to protest in the streets is first and foremost the expression of a fundamental dissatisfaction with politics. But it’s also a signal that they haven’t yet given up their belief in change. Another way this can be seen currently is through demonstrations of solidarity with Ukraine.

© Alex Radelich, unsplash Young people haven’t given up hope yet: teenagers become more involved in politics if they believe they can have an influence and that their concerns will be heard.

Feminist Futures Only Utopias Are Realistic

Why do we attach so much importance to gender? What would society look like without it? In this opinion piece, sociologist Alice Rombach dreams of a more diverse world. 

Photo (detail): Isaac Esquivel © picture alliance / EPA A group of protesters in a square on which the word “Juntrans” is painted multiple times.

A Time-Out for Some Self-Critical Reflection “All the wheels shall stand still...”

“Alle Räder stehen still, wenn dein starker Arm es will” — “All the wheels shall stand still if thy strong arm so wills.” This line from the German labor anthem of 1863 has gained new relevance since the pandemic.

Photo (Detail): © Rauh und Pohle, Leipzig via Wikimedia Commons Historischer Postkartenausschnitt, der muskulösen Arm eines Mannes zeigt, der ein großes Rad stoppt

Refugee Experiences Three Apples

Tatiana, Lina, Arina and Dani fled Kyiv. Their journey ended in Düsseldorf for the time being. There, the author Vera Vorneweg. Vorneweg took them in – and recounts their first day together.

© Moritz Ellerich The present from the guests: an apple from Ukraine

War in Ukraine A Basement Diary from Kharkiv

Under fire: From a basement in Kharkiv, Ruslan Niyazov is keeping a diary, writing to keep the constant danger and fear at bay. In his posts from underground, he describes everyday scenes, hopes and worries. Excerpts from a digital war diary.

Photo (detail): © Ruslan Niyazov War in Ukraine: Basement diary from Kharkiv

Writing Contest “Identity” Being an atom

Atoms consist of a nucleus and an electron shell – that is mostly known. So what does this model have to do with the development of human identity? A lot, says Tania Maria Roman Medina, and she talks about her home in two states and her passion for language, sport and baking.

Illustration: © Tobias Schrank, Goethe-Institut Writing Contest Identity Essay

Language and Literature

Immigrated words Dalli Dalli

Where does the expression Dalli Dalli actually come from? An exploration of a supposedly German expression.

Filmstill (©): David da Cruz Screenshot: TV, that says Dalli Dalli, behind it the picture of a woman, retro look

Exile in Paradise Villa Aurora and Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles

During the Nazi regime, many German artists and intellectuals found refuge in Southern California. The authors Lion Feuchtwanger and Thomas Mann were among the most prominent “exiles in paradise”. Join us on our audio voyage to their former homes in Los Angeles.

ETH Library Zurich, Thomas Mann Archive, unknown photographer Thomas Mann | ETH Library Zurich, Thomas Mann Archive

Book Fairs Emotions Are Running High

The Leipzig Book Fair – after the Frankfurt fair the most important annual convention in the sector – was cancelled at short notice in 2022 because of the pandemic. The discussion that flared up as a result is only the beginning of a fundamental debate on the future of book fairs.

Photo (detail): © picture alliance/dpa/dpa-Zentralbild/Sebastian Willnow A sign with the inscription “Kein Eingang. No entrance” can be seen in the glass lobby of the exhibition centre: the Leipzig Book Fair was cancelled in 2022 for the third time in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Radicalisation of Language “Populist Slogans Linger Much Longer in People’s Minds”

In his debut novel, the writer Lukas Rietzschel describes the lack of perspective and the radicalisation of two brothers who grow up in East Germany. In the interview he talks about populism and the brutalisation of language.

Photo (detail): © picture alliance/dpa/Jens Büttner In Schwerin in 2015 supporters of the right-wing nationalist “MVgida” movement (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania against the Islamisation of the Occident) demonstrated against the reception of refugees in Germany.

Literary Translations Did a Murder Take Place Here or Was Only a Corpse Photographed?

Translating literature is an art, as it is about much more than literally transferring a text into another language. Find out what makes literary translations so complex and why artificial intelligence cannot do the job.

Photo (Detail): © picture alliance/NurPhoto/Artur Widak Mural of James Joyce with a quote from his novel “Ulysses”, a prime example of a literary text that is difficult to translat.

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Film, Music and Visual Art

Music The Voice of Ukraine

Russia’s war against Ukraine is also a war against Ukrainian culture, which Putin considers non-existent. The Kyiv Symphony Orchestra has taken up the defence: Its musicians departed on a concert tour through Europe to raise awareness for Ukrainian culture. Can music communicate national identity?

Photo (detail): © picture alliance/NurPhoto/Maxym Marusenko What is the role of music in times of war? Classical musicians perform an open-air concert on Maidan Square in central Kyiv on March 9, 2022.

Narges Kalhor “Only artists are able to speed up the wheel”

The Iranian filmmaker Narges Kalhor speaks in this interview about her film studies in Munich, elitism in the arts and how art can make the wheels of society turn more quickly.

© Marco Müller Narges Kalhor

Artistic Activism “The most important thing is the right to speak for yourself”

Polish-Romani artist Małgorzata Mirga-Tas on artistic activism, the identity of the European Romani community, dignified female protagonists and the struggle for equal rights.

Photo (detail): Daniel Rumiancew Two women are kneeling on a colourful tapestry that is lying on the floor and they are working on it.

Brazilian Art A History of Resisting Adversity

From experimental movements of the 1960s, moving through the gambiarra aesthetics in the 2000s, to the need for exile that is determined by the current political situation, Brazilian artistic production is guided by a kind of motto: to create from material and social adversity, transforming precarity into a conceptual tool.

Foto (Detail): © Paulo Nazareth A man is standing in front of a door, on the wall next to him is written “CERRADO NO HAY PASO”.

Brazilian Music The Charm of Freedom

The ideal of freedom is reflected in hundreds of Brazilian songs. Especially because samba originated in the 1910s in the country’s Black communities, for whom freedom was doubtless the most treasured ideal of all.

Photo (detail): Andre Borges © picture alliance / NurPhoto Members of a Samba School perform at the Marques de Sapucai Sambadrome during Carnival Parade 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 24th April 2022.

Kronendal Music Academy in South Africa “The good thing about music is, when it hits you feel no pain”

South African writer Lindokuhle Nkosi visits the Kronendal Music Academy in Hout Bay, a suburb of Cape Town, which provides musical education for children. In a personal exchange with founder Dwyn Griesel they speak about the hardships of the corona pandemic and the consequences for the children, but also about the healing power of music.

Photo (detail): © Thabang Radebe Music lessons at the Kronendal Music Academy, South Africa.

Berlinale 2022 The Most Important Thing is Openness

International, emotional, immediate: the Berlinale “Panorama” section tracks down some outstanding works on the international cinema scene. In this context, the focus is on bold and unconventional feature films and documentaries that occupy a space close to the social and political zeitgeist. Michael Stütz, head of the Panorama section, talks about the most important themes and trends – and tells us what’s so special about his work.

Photo (detail): © The Myanmar Film Collective Of course things get political at the Berlinale as well, such as here in “Myanmar Diaries” by the Myanmar Film Collective.

DEFA Film Heritage “Did They Really Allow Things Like That?”

The films of the GDR’s state film production company, DEFA, always bore the stigma of being permeated by propaganda. That, however, is only part of the truth. When it comes to feature and animation films, fairy tales and documentaries there is a valuable artistic film legacy to be found. The DEFA Foundation wants to make them more easily available digitally.

Photo (detail): © DEFA-Stiftung Entrance area of the Babelsberg film studios in Potsdam during GDR times, when the state-owned DEFA company’s (Deutsche Film AG) studios were located here.

Belarussian Art in Poland A Journey to Białystok

On the Polish border to Belarus, Belarusian artists exhibit art which they would no longer be able to show in their homeland. Around the corner is the war in Ukraine. The “taz”- journalist Julia Hubernagel went there for first-hand impressions.

Photo (detail): © Galeria Arsenał Overall view of the exhibition “When The Sun Is Low – The Shadows Are Long”

Photography Between Fiction and Documentary

Photographer Tobias Zielony is known for his photographs of young people from disadvantaged urban regions. An interview about his work and the boundaries between realism and reporting.

Photo: Courtesy KOW, Berlin © Tobias Zielony “Make Up” (2017) from the “Maskirovka” series by Tobias Zielony

Social Discourses

Mars mission Migrating to Mars: Big Plans to Colonize the Red Planet

What was once considered the stuff of science fiction may become a reality in just a few decades: human life on Mars. What lessons can we learn from the past to avoid repeating the same mistakes on the Red Planet?

© picture alliance / Westend61 | Vasily Pindyurin Spaceman hitchhiking to Mars, standing on road in forest

Trust as a Construct How It All Began

We couldn’t live without trust. And yet trust was initially reserved for certain members of society. A brief history of trust.

Photo: Nikola Radojcic (via Unsplash) A boy jumps from a rock into a turquoise sea.

Trust and Pop Music Fading dreams

Queen, The Beatles, Lana del Rey: Pop songs are often about trust – in the Establishment, in others, in ourselves. Over the years, utopian faith has given way to dystopian distrust.

© picture alliance / dpa | Manuel De Almeida It’s getting better all the time? Not anymore. Over the decades, pop music has lost faith in a blissful future. Lana Del Rey’s songs are a case in point.

Trust and Society The Invisible Institution

How did trust come to loom so large in the self-definition of contemporary societies? Philosopher Martin Hartmann presents some possible explanations.

© mauritius images / Rob Wilkinson / Alamy / Alamy Stock Photos Without trust there’s nothing doing.

Trust and Advertising Blind Spots in Consumer Attention

The psychological tricks advertisers use to hack the consumer’s mind have remained much the same over the years. It’s been clear since the dawn of advertising that familiarity breeds trust.

© picture alliance / Photoshot hoto shoot for an ad featuring football star Cristiano Ronaldo

Political Systems Democracy: Whom Does It Include?

Nowadays most countries in the world have a democratic constitution, on paper at least. But how democratic are the democracies of today? And what does it even mean: democracy?


Photo (detail): © picture alliance/Tobias Steinmaurer/picturedesk Citizens in Austria expressing their opposition to right-wing extremism: demonstrators in Linz, 2023.

Andreas Dorau That’s Democracy – It Never Gets Boring

Sometimes songs take on a meaning that’s completely different from the one that was actually planned. Former Neue Deutsche Welle star Andreas Dorau experienced this with his song “Demokratie”: intended as a light-hearted pop tune, the song is played even now when it comes to upholding democratic values. 

Photo (detail) © Sönke Held Andreas Dorau. Not from Jupiter, but with a flower.

Fights are Good Beware, Democracy!

There’s nothing better than democracy; Hasnain Kazim is convinced of that. He also knows that it cannot be had without effort, without balance and, above all, without a fight.

mauritius images / age fotostock / Don Johnston Fights are Good! Polar Bears in Manitoba, Canada

Disobedient Histories Overcoming Dictatorship in South America

“Disobedient Histories” is the name of a group made up of the descendants of criminals of the Argentine dictatorship. Its members confront their family’s past and say no to denial and complicity.

Illustration: Lorena Barrios/elsurti Disobedient Histories

Unions It’s Not a Concert until Everyone Is Singing

Unions are anything but in or cool. Membership numbers have been dropping in most industrialised countries for years. So, has the collective action model had its day? Quite the opposite in fact: Our author argues that times of crisis are exactly when we need to reup on solidarity.

Photo (detail): © picture alliance / Geisler-Fotopress / Christoph Hardt Verdi trade union strike in front of Cologne University Hospital in the summer of 2021: In the last two years, hospital staff in North Rhine-Westphalia have repeatedly downed tools to protest for better working conditions in nursing. After an eleven-week strike, an agreement was reached in the summer of 2022.

More Democracy in the Workplace A Path toward Good Work?

Making companies more democratic and participatory is one of the biggest goals in the working world nowadays. This article takes a look at Germany’s worker participation and how it has caught on in Spain and Europe as a whole. 

© Courtesy of Mondragón Corporation Drei arbeitende Frauen in der Maier-Fabrik

Labour Market Revolution Opportunities and Risks of a Global Minimum Wage

Is a global minimum wage feasible? Labour market researcher Ralf Himmelreicher says yes, but the hurdles are high and it would not only have advantages.

Photo (detail): Yonhap © picture alliance / YONHAPNEWS AGENCY Rally for minimum wage increase in Sejong, South Korea.

Universal Basic Income A Utopian Pipedream or a Necessary Paradigm Shift?

The idea of guaranteeing everyone an unconditional basic income seems tempting to many people. But laypeople and experts alike have been arguing for many years about whether – and, above all, how – it might work. A pilot project in Berlin is now looking for new answers to these and related questions, which could rekindle the debate in Germany.  

Photo (detail): Ennio Leanza © picture alliance / KEYSTONE The Swiss Basic Income association took the idea all the way to a referendum – but the Swiss people voted against it.

Home office in southern Italy South Working

When the Covid-19 pandemic began, the Sicilian legal scholar Elena Militello was working at the University of Luxembourg. Activities were switched online for the remainder of the academic year and Militello returned to Palermo, the city of her birth.

Photo (detail): © Carmelo Ignaccolo Elena Militello in her home office

Self-determination The Price of Freedom

At a time when freedom in the world is on the verge of collapse due to restrictions by authoritarian systems and the Corona pandemic, it is becoming clear how public space is rapidly shrinking. What role do artists play in the defence of freedom?

Photo (detail): Ronald Kabuubi © picture alliance / ASSOCIATED PRESS A Ugandan artist painting a mural, on which the shape of Africa is drawn and filled in with colour.

Political Commitment Freedom and Activism in Japan

What is the state of freedom in Japanese society today? Answers from Japanese activist Momoko Nojo, who is campaigning for greater political participation, especially among younger people in her home country. 

Screenshot; © Goethe-Institut e. V. Screen of a mobile phone showing the Instagram presence of “No Youth No Japan”.

Feminist Men “Most men have a sadomasochistic relationship to masculinity”

An interview with Leipzig feminist and publicist Kim Posster about masculine ideals and the suffering they inflict. He is convinced that feminist critique is indispensable in helping men come to terms with themselves and models of masculinity.

Photo (detail) © Viktoria Mokrezowa Feminist and author Kim Posster speaks about masculine ideals.

Latvia and the Legacy of the Soviet Union Memory Speaks for Us until We Hear Others

In 1990, Latvia regained its freedom after several decades behind the Iron Curtain. Russian-born Deniss Hanovs, who has been a Latvian citizen for twenty years now, asks, “Who am I to my Latvian compatriots?" He believes a shared future in freedom is possible – provided that people are alive to one another’s pain.

Photo (detail): Melanie Kintz© picture alliance / Westend61 Freedom Monument in the Latvian capital Riga

Hannah Arendt Thinking is Dangerous

Hannah Arendt dedicated her life to understanding the most pressing political questions of the 20th century. Author Samantha Rose Hill explores the life and work of one of the world's most important thinkers of her time.

Hannah Arendt, Passport Photo (sheet of four). 1933.

Modern Society Freedom

The limit of my freedom is the freedom of others – what does that mean, especially today, for our modern, complex society? Armin Nassehi talks about the concept of freedom in a world that is being rocked by one disaster after another.

Photo (detail): Katrin Requadt © picture alliance/dpa A painted sign in the colors of the Ukrainian flag with the words "peace" and "freedom" hangs on a garden fence in the Schwabing district of Munich.

Journalism in Russia “Distinguishing between Facts and Fiction”

The hope of an editor-in-chief that journalists in Russia may die of old age points out the risks facing the profession there. Journalist and media scholar Ksenia Luchenko writes about the gruelling business of reorting and free expression in her home country and the crisis of traditional journalism.

Photo (detail): © Kirill Zharkoy on Unsplash The press in Russia - between government restrictions and the side effects of the digital transformation

Ideas of Freedom and Self-Determination “Freedom Needs to Be Thought About Historically”

How might one consider the concept of freedom? Where do neo-liberalists differ from fundamentalists? In an interview with Ekkehard Knörer, Professor Juliane Rebentisch addresses the selfie culture, love and art.

Photo (detail) © picture alliance / Westend61 | Eugenio Marongiu  Young adults take selfies with the smartphone.

For Better Inclusion The Way People with Disabilities See Themselves

Am I disabled? Will I become disabled? Is “disabled” the right word at all? Journalist Henning Schmidt has been living with some restrictions since he was born. He feels that in order to help people feel integrated into society, the focus should not be on language and terminology.

Photo (detail): © picture alliance / Frank May Am I disabled, or am I disabled by my environment? Being dependent on a wheelchair is not a problem until you come across a staircase.

Art Accessibility Overcoming Invisible Barriers

Due to her involvement in accessible art projects in China, author Chen Si’an was able to ask people with disabilities on how inclusion could be reached. In an interview, Peng Linqian, Tian Yunfan and Guo Wancheng tell her how to achieve real communication and equality.

Photo (detail): Jason Lee © picture alliance / REUTERS Physically disabled Chen Liting and an instructor practise modern dance at a disabled persons activity center in Beijing.

Inclusion Seeing Deaf People, Hearing Their Demands

Neither top nor bottom of the class, Canada is slowly but surely moving towards accessibility for the deaf community.

Photo (Detail): Justin Tang © picture alliance / Governor General Mary Simon claps in sign language for Veronique Leduc of Montreal after she received the Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) at the Presentation of Canadian Honours at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on 17th September 2021.

Satire Political Commentary in Words, Images and the Stroke of a Brush

The art form of the caricature has never been more visible than it is today. It was the classic drawing that dominated the scene for a long time, but this has now been joined by cartoons, memes and TV formats. This is a short history of caricature culture in Germany.

Photo (detail): © picture alliance/dieKLEINERT/Martin Erl Are the Germans simply better at laughing at themselves these days or are there just more opportunities? The fact is that caricatures, cartoons and memes have become an indispensable part of everyday life. The corona pandemic also provided and continues to provide an opportunity for satire.

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Geschichten einer Sommernacht – Von Liebesdingen und Beziehungsweisen
Für diesen Abend hat Gudrun Rathke die schönsten Geschichten rund um das Thema Liebe zusammengestellt. Humorvoll und berührend erzählt sie von den vielen Facetten des Suchens und Findens, des Hinhaltens und Miteinander Aushaltens. Ein Zuhörgenuss auch für jene, die in der deutschen Sprache erst heimisch werden, denn wenn frei erzählt wird, dann versteht man mehr, als man glaubt.   

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