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HGB Leipzig: Rundgang as call to solidarity

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HGB Rundgang 2019, Graphic by Barbora Demovičová, Eleanore Schilling
HGB Rundgang 2019, Graphic by Barbora Demovičová, Eleanore Schilling

The tone is one of protest. Here’s how our city’s Academy of Fine Arts is using its annual student artwork exhibition as a platform to demand better conditions. You can take part in the event through the end of Sunday, 17 February.

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Lawyer to take foreigners’ issues to Leipzig mayor

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Leipzig city center. Photo: maeshelle west-davies
Leipzig city center. Photo: Maeshelle West-Davies

A local-based lawyer will meet with Leipzig Mayor Burkhard Jung later this month to advocate for foreigners who, when trying to live and work locally, have faced obstacles from public administration.

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Leipzig poised to reach 600,000 residents in 2019

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Urban art in Leipzig by Michael Fischer. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)
Urban art in Leipzig by Michael Fischer. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)

The trams are definitely getting more crowded, and it’s not just because of winter.

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Walking through Leipzig’s Winter Wonderland

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Winter-lined path to Leipzig Town Hall.
Winter-lined path to Leipzig Town Hall.

“You decide… today you will look directly at the sights around you for what they are: frozen.” No two winters – or even two seconds – are totally alike. Here’s an invitation to pause and take in the moment.

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Serving music from a different perspective

in Music/My Leipzig
Barbara Venetikidou, Orchestra Manager of the Saxon Wind Philharmonic, talks about her changing but continuous relationship with music. (Photo: Dan Safier)
Barbara Venetikidou, Orchestra Manager of the Saxon Wind Philharmonic, talks about her changing but continuous relationship with music. (Photo: Dan Safier)

“I was blessed with two very good jobs, which paid my rent and gave me a decent life again. [But] realizing that this was what my life was going to be, I totally freaked out and started thinking what I could do that could be even more creative than making music.”

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Open letter to Leipzig Mayor: problem hiring foreigners

in Business/My Leipzig/Society
Leipzig city center. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)
Leipzig city center. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)

“Years ago, we dismissed these experiences as isolated cases; however, we now have to admit that integrating qualified foreigners into the German labor market is undermined and sometimes even torpedoed by public authorities and lack of regulations.”

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