In the past weeks, Jean-Jacques Rousseau fellow Pınar Öğünç made 35 interviews with people from Turkey, mainly workers, to write about structural problems, inequalities of their sector which became more visible in these harsh times. Five of them were translated to make them available to an international non-Turkish speaking readership.
In a series of statements that explore the essence of belonging and of living in New York City, Nyamor reflects on appearance and disappearance in a metropolis. In a place like New York City, arrival and departure is constant, and with it the vacuum of memory and reinvention.
In her documentary essay, Alice Sarmiento reports on the life, and motivations, and cultural backgrounds of German-Filipino women. In English with a Hiligaynon translation.
When the boundaries between hospitality and hostility begun to blur. A reflection on fear, human encounters, and the desire to feel the sorrow of the world that Enos Nyamor encountered in German culture.
In her narrative notes and collages the Manila-born writer and independent curator Alice Sarmiento writes about her personal encounter with the labor migration flow in the Philippines, one of the largest labor exporters in the world.
»Among some of the recent postcolonial ideas, the concept of Afropolitanism has grown increasingly problematic,« says Enos Nyamor. An essay that attempts to provoke new ways of scrutinizing the promising, but equally elitist, concept of Afropolitanism.
Alice Sarmiento’s article reveals the power of dance to resist the repressive methods of the war on drugs in the Philippines, within Manila’s poorest districts.
Two new fellows for cultural journalism and digital media have arrived. Alice Sarmiento and Enos Nyamor provide insight into their thoughts and ideas.
Cuba-based journalist Boris González Arenas on the case of Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, who went on a hunger strike to protest the lack of medicine for his sister.
Cairo-based journalist Azza Moghazy on a definition of »culture« that oversteps the boundaries of newspapers’ culture sections to impact the general audience.
Journalist Boris González Arenas on how reasonable housing options, a former goal of the government's agenda, were substituted by homes made of old boards and palm leaves.
Journalist and activist Boris González Arenas, based in Havana and current fellow for cultural journalism, on the situation of working »independently« in Cuba.
Three cultural journalists from Cuba, Palestine and Togo met minister Theresia Bauer for an interview about her positions relating to politics and culture today.
Where do the objects in ethnographic museums come from? How about returning them today if claimed? An interview with cultural journalist Tony Feda and artist Ana Mendes
The Cuban journalist Yania Suarez went to Berlin last September with the purpose of coming across their communist past – which is her present. And in the DDR museum, she ran into her childhood.
In an excerpt of his diary, cultural journalist Tony Feda gives an insight into his personal opinion on power relations of different kinds between Africa and the West.
An essay by journalist Tony Feda on Elise Fontenaille-N’Diaye's historical »Blue Book«, a rare piece of literature dealing with the genocide committed in Namibia by German troops.
»Can we actually speak of ›change‹ or of opening to ›democracy‹?« An article by cultural journalist Yania Suárez Calleyro on her everyday encounters with political changes in Cuba.
A report by journalist Elisabeth Weydt about refugees working in the black market in Germany. The text is accompanied by works of photographer Georges Senga's project »Transit«.
Un essai écrit par le journaliste culturel togolais Tony Feda sur la reconnaissance du génocide des Hereros commis par les troupes allemandes au début du XXe siècle et sur les survivances du colonialisme qui affectent aujourd’hui encore la vie et la politique en Afrique.
An essay from Togolese journalist Tony Feda about the recognition of the genocide of the Herero’s committed by German troops and how traces of colonialism are still affecting contemporary life and politics in Africa.
»In my view, doing cultural journalism is tantamount to making big politics.« An article about the cultural journalist Komi Antoine Feda's everyday encounters with culture politics in Togo.
»I'm the son of Syria and the son of war and the son of refuge.« The Syrian writer Assaf Al Assaf in an interview with Palestinian journalist Rasha Hilwi.