“I like to see this journey as a form of reverse voluntourism. Instead of waiting for the white saviour, I opted to ease the burden by learning how to be my own saviour. Simple reciprocity, really.” New column: Leipzig and “Africa in Germany” through the eyes of a Kenyan female PhD candidate.
“Dogman is a depressingly beautiful film full of thought-provoking, dreadful imagery, following a tragic but most of all ambivalent protagonist.” Catch it Wed 28/11, @ Cinémathèque in der naTo.
“Put to the test daily, people follow very individual impulses, other social groups represent different ideas and concepts, and theories often cannot be put into practice.” – Caroline Hake. The artist’s new solo exhibition has its opening reception tonight at Galerie b2, in the Spinnerei complex.
“Throughout my twenties, I lived and worked in the United States, India and France, before settling in Germany. Each new country has revealed a new dimension of womanhood and has given me some small, subjective insight into what it means to be female across different societies.”
After 13 years, 4rooms says goodbye this week from its Reudnitz corner, joining the more than 50 casualties in the Leipzig food & entertainment market over the past few years.
Sociologist Helena Flam ponders possible intepretations or reasons for the appointment of a former refugee from Minsk, married to his same-sex partner, as the new US Consul to Leipzig.