Who are we?

We’re a webzine/blog based in Leipzig and written for a local as well as international audience, featuring arts & culture, lifestyle, entertainment, politics, social issues and more. We are a small team of diverse professionals committed to delivering information we find interesting and which readers may not have access to because they are new to or outside the area, or don’t speak German, or are not closely connected with the local international community. Or for locals or anyone who simply likes to read us.

But why call it “Leipzig Glocal?”

Besides its link to the cool-sounding catchword (“local” and “global”) and the avenue it presents for thinking beyond the constructed meanings of globalization, the short explanation for the name is the following: It’s physically based in Leipzig (as in computers and most of the columnists and many of the events being announced), but is open not only to Leipzig locals but to people living all over the globe to send in their creative offerings. It is also obviously viewable globally. And I guess we could call ourselves “glocal” as well, given our own trajectories, hybridization and adaptations, traveling extensively, moving around, having our bodies here but our souls scattered internationally…?

Diversity is highly encouraged in this hybrid webzine/blog – in styles, thoughts, locations and languages. This is not necessarily an English-only blog, although many of the posts will be in English because it is the language the columnists have in common with most of our international friends. Feel free to share your writing and impressions with us!

Thank you for stopping by!

– The LEIPGLO team

Disclaimer: The columnists are responsible for their statements and opinions, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of THE LEIPZIG GLOCAL as a whole.

How we began

LeipGlo contributors

The team contributing to our site embodies the glocal spirit of this webzine/blog. Based in increasingly cosmopolitan Leipzig, they sport diverse nationalities, backgrounds and interests. They’ll be regularly taking on topics and related happenings they’re passionate about from their own unique, hybridized perspectives – combining the local and international elements and experiences they’ve gathered along their own trajectories.

Management team

Ana Ribeiro and Daniel Leon. (Photo: Stefan Hopf)
Ana Ribeiro and Daniel Leon. (Photo: Stefan Hopf)

Ana Beatriz Ribeiro – from Brazil/USA – Founder/Editor-in-Chief

Daniel Leon – from Venezuela – Advertising & Business Development Manager


Marina Renault – from Brazil – Logo; Brand & Design Advisor

Stefan Hopf – from Germany – Photography

Content producers

maeshelle west-davies – Arts & Culture

Lito Seizani – Personal insights into being an “every-day tourist;” movie reviews; poems.

Svetlana Lavochkina – Literature; creative writing.

Nils Müller – The German art scene.

Prof. Helena Flam – Contributes with her sociological wisdom by writing articles on diverse topics.

Maximilian Georg – Reviews and musings.

Alfred Weiss – Sports.

Harald Köpping Athanasopoulos, Rachael Clugston – Life & politics in Germany.

Holly Doran and Chrissy Orlowski – Lifestyle.

Adam Carrington, Erik Braga, Christopher Lade, Natasha Carrasco Stillman – Music.

We’re always looking for guest contributors. Have a look at our guidelines for potential writers, and drop us a line: contact@leipglo.com