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Schreberish: a new appreciation for old gardens

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Cities are captivating. There is an abundance of activity within them, with a constant commotion and busyness. But this busyness is precisely why cities can be overwhelming and claustrophobic. I’ve lived in multiple cities, but Leipzig is exceptional among them because of its numerous parks and gardens. I was always of the false mindset that

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Viktor Witkowski – seeing beyond the physical

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In its earlier styles, art was generally meant to represent nature. But modern art, and abstract art, in particular, has often professed to embody its operations. Thus Jackson Pollock’s celebrated affirmation: “I am nature!” Today, technological developments range from digital imaging to actual cloning of organisms. Our sense of both reality and its representation is

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Bianca Otero finds the peace in Schrebergartens

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Klein- or Schrebergartens have formed an integral part of society since their inception in the middle of the 17th century in Germany. From there, they spread to the rest of Europe during the 18th century. Since then, their meaning has changed many times. Not only in the East and the West, but throughout the World

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Squiggle Room: sound and movement symposium

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Every day we are exposed to myriad sounds, yet rarely do we pay attention to their qualities and agency. Squiggle Room allows participants to engage with their voices, their bodies, and their surroundings in new ways. This is facilitated through this extraordinary experience which focuses on sound and movement. Expand your understanding of the abilities

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Does diversity threaten our democracy?

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[Sponsored post] On Friday, 8 April, the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Sachsen (DAIS) presents a book launch and discussion by Dr. Yascha Mounk. In his new book, “The Great Experiment: How diversity threatens and enriches democracy”, Dr. Mounk discusses the challenges faced by multi-ethnic societies. He also offers suggestions on how these societies might deal with globalization,

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La Voix Humaine – Clinging to a Lost Love

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A darkened stage breaks its stillness with the dissonant phrases of a quarter grand piano. Dim lights cast the figure of a woman lying on the floor of her living room. Her hectic energy hovers over the space. The phone rings. The protagonist finds herself on the receiving end of two wrong-number calls. This small,

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