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.
Our glocal MoviesAndTV columnist doubles as a web site developer and host using the Wordpress platform, is currently revamping his site, and wanted to share with our readers who may have or want to start their own site/blog some of what he’s learned along the way.
A group of 30 people have all pitched in to save the Kohlgarten Cafe (Kohlgartenstr. 51), now called HELMUT!. They plan to organise various activities, including film nights, specialty lunches, exhibitions and parties. They are throwing a soli party Saturday around 11:30 p.m. at Feinkost (Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 36). Bring your dancing shoes and donations.
Leipzig is not just cool alternative events and venues and beautiful parks and lakes and not just a sense of community and solidarity, either; unfortunately, as our political columnist explores today, the problem of xenophobia in Leipzig and its region, perhaps most infamously in Dresden, has been tainting the news for a while, long before Pegida and Legida came along.
There is an old Jewish proverb I love: “We don’t see things as they are but as we are.”
My travel column today on LeipGlo presents Podstel, shaping up to be the world’s first crowdfunded hostel (in Leipzig), and gives some tips on how you could also launch a crowdfunding campaign to finance your dream, i.e. traveling the world?