“Nobody had to generate rules and norms and media and traditions to make me want to eat or to eat food and not clothes. But there are constant efforts afoot in our culture to make me believe I should want men and want them to like me: the vast majority of textual and visual culture, most religions, our girlfriends at school, old ladies asking if we have a boyfriend yet, and so on.”
More candidates from The Greens than any other party have sent us interview answers back. So expect to see a lot of GrÃ¼ne on here. We’re publishing in order of districts, so here’s the first one: Katharina Krefft, District 0, Leipzig City Center. Wie immer in deutscher und englischer Sprache.
“Youâ€™ll be drawn in by the wallpaper that bears his image. The dogs in the drawings will make you smile. The ceramic pieces will access your imagination. And the images will let you in on his journey.”
We continue our series ahead of the 26 May elections with Karsten Albrecht (CDU), City Council candidate for Leipzig South. Auf Deutsch & in English. He was the second candidate willing to give us an interview – later, we were able to reach more, and are doing our best to publish the interviews quickly and generally in the order they came in.
“I was spoken to more during my first moments in Copenhagen than in my first week in Leipzig. Be helpful to a stranger, period. Be kind to the person sitting across from you in public transit, period. Itâ€™s not a difficult behavior to participate in, I promise.”
We kick off our series of interviews ahead of the 26 May elections with Martin Grund (SPD). The Plagwitz resident was the first Leipzig City Council candidate who reached out to us. Die Interviews werden in deutscher und englischer Sprache gemeinsam verÃ¶ffentlicht.