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Intro: Leipzig, the “New Economy” hub

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Cover photo: Irakli Shubitidze, from 2bAHEAD, and other participants in the SeedSpark workshop, organized by Venture Playground earlier this year in Basislager Coworking. (Photo courtesy of Taylor Harvey)
Cover photo: Irakli Shubitidze, from 2bAHEAD, and other participants in the SeedSpark workshop, organized by Venture Playground earlier this year in Basislager Coworking. (Photo courtesy of Taylor Harvey)

In this series, our #TechTavern columnist would like to make the case “that Leipzig could be destined for more than a reboot of Silicon Valley, that it can help lead the way towards a more humane future.”

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“Stop talking right-wing bullshit”

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Society
The divisions between right and left on immigration are getting wider. (Public domain photo of street art.)
The divisions between right and left on immigration are getting wider. (Public domain photo of street art.)

Yesterday we heard from a Syrian refugee disappointed in the discrimination she’s met in Germany. Today we hear from a Leipziger who works with refugees and migrants, and is frustrated at different opinions on immigration immediately being shut down and dismissed.

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From Syria to Chemnitz: lessons to learn

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The massive audience in the #WirSindMehr concert in Chemnitz, 3 Sept. 2018. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Bauer)
The massive audience in the #WirSindMehr concert in Chemnitz, 3 Sept. 2018. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Bauer)

“[I am] shocked by the fact that Germans have so much access to democracy and law, and nevertheless, people here still turn to violence and discrimination. I always thought that these were the problems of countries dealing with tyranny and dictatorship.”

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Bridges of (Com)passion: fuel for creatives

in Business/Glocal/Leipzig tips
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    © Greenline Tankstelle Mockau
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    © Greenline Tankstelle Mockau

Go in for gas… come out with your own novel? #DoItInMockau

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Janelas no Purgatório: essay in Portuguese

in Glocal/Philosophies
Janelas à mudança.
Janelas à mudança.

Quem de nós “expatriados” não se lembra do momento que decidiu jogar tudo pro alto e se mandar? Mesmo que tenha demorado um pouco entre a decisão e a ação…

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Bridges of (Com)passion: Canada in Leipzig

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How do Canada and Germany differ culturally?

Bi-cultural seesaw: How do Canadian and German cultures compare, in the eyes of a Leipzig-based Canadian with Anglo-German background?

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