“We hear about unrealized dreams, development, inequality, immigrants, social benefits, Nazis – in bundles delivered from the border between East and West Germany, through the mouths of foreigners who wanted to intimately know what random Germans have to say, and absorb different sides of the spectrum of Germans’ perceptions, society and culture.” Mund Stück @ the Residenz
Being in a crappy employment situation can easily deteriorate your health. If that’s your case, finding a new job ought to be your New Year’s resolution. If you happen to be a STEM professional, this article is especially relevant for you, on how to land the right job without having to move from the Leipzig area.
New advice column for expats, courtesy of our reader Richard Schuhmann! Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: German life hacks.
From the 1950s-80s, it had been common practice for the GDR to bring in students from fellow socialist Vietnam as foreign aid, and to fill gaps in the labor market. This practice has carried over into a reunited Germany, where prosperity and longevity have brought labor shortages of their own.
Pulling your hair out yet?
Camera have made a name for themselves playing spontaneous concerts on the streets of Berlin, with some having dubbed these DIY performances “guerilla concerts.” They’re coming to UT Connewitz on 4 March. To get to know them a bit, read this interview.