It’s nice to see other people adding to a pool of diverse voices narrating life in and visits to our great little city. Today is Becky Markovitz’s turn to be featured in our Q&A; we are happy that, recently, she moved to Leipzig and has been chronicling her cultural discoveries and experiences living abroad for the first time through her blog, Live. Laugh. Leipzig. Here she gives us a little taste of what she’s been up to.
If you’ve stopped by before, you may have noticed LeipGlo looks a bit different now (once again). We’re changing our blog for a new reader experience: Over the next weeks, we will gradually adapt it to an even more magazine-like layout. We will also change the frequency and order of our columns and other sections, to make it more structured and improve the way we feature information. We hope you will enjoy it, and are open to your suggestions and other feedback. Feel free to comment here, and keep track of our changes by following #BehindTheScenes.
For last weekend, we announced that Germany’s first professional wheelchair-skater, David Lebuser, was coming to Leipzig to give a workshop at Conne Island. We found that pretty cool, so our glocal photographer Stefan Hopf stopped by to bring us a glimpse into the action. Here’s the result.
Another enlightening interview from our glocal politics and history writer: “Legida’s presence is a reminder that the image of Leipzig as Germany’s hipster capital is utterly incomplete… The city’s Head of Unit for Migration and Integration, Stojan Gugutschkow… shared some interesting insights [on Legida, xenophobia and related matters] and finished off with a message for Leipzig’s English-speaking community.”
Our glocal live music columnist shares with us the unique adventure she had playing a rioting zombie in a music video for the noise rock band Safi, whose recently released second album, Janus, she calls “as two-faced as the Roman god who served as eponymist.”
Touched by the story of a Mexican student she met at the Berlin Wall, a Chinese student in Leipzig decided to launch a project asking people to submit photos of Leipzig and other cities to be displayed side by side; the resulting exhibit, a melange of contrasts, conflict and peace from around the world, will debut at Uni Leipzig July 6th and run until the 12th.