Category Archives: EN – English

A banker, a worker and an immigrant have 20 cookies

The best story summing up the political problems of our days: A banker, a worker, and an immigrant are sitting at a table with 20 cookies. The banker takes 19 cookies and warns the worker: “Watch out, the immigrant is … Continue reading

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Gallery of political heroes – give values a face

why political heroes Political values are abstract. That makes it difficult to discuss them. That is a pity because to build a political community feeling, this is an important thing to do. To solve this, you can tell your values … Continue reading

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Balkans trip 2017: Albania, Macedonia and Greece in July and August

Map: https://www.google.com/maps/placelists/list/1aRQPMvEjuQEShaDCcdbFNwW0ue4 Tue 18 to Fri 21 Jul Kassel for documenta 14 (++++), my review: http://chrisbeck.de/documenta-14/ Fri 21 Jul to Mon 24 Jul Berlin for Rundlauf (days of the open door) in Universität der Künste (UdK, Berlin’s finest art university) … Continue reading

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Marubi Photothèque in Shkodër, Albania

If you visit Shkodër in Northern Albania (or nearby Southern Montenegro) I recommend to visit the Marubi Photothèque, a collection of historical photos from 1858 until 1940s. It is officially called the "Marubi National Museum of Photography – Muzeu Kombëtar … Continue reading

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documenta 14: my top 10 of modern art in 2017

"documenta" is the probably biggest modern art exhibition. Every 5 years the city of Kassel in central Germany presents international artworks to give herself some importance which the city otherwise lacks. Here I list my personal favourite exhibits. My top … Continue reading

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(Sans Titre) (2000) in Beaux Arts (Bruxelles): A tour de force through dance history you better do with guide

Boris Charmatz danced (Sans Titre) (2000) in Beaux Arts Bruxelles on 19 May 2016. “20 minutes in the 20th century” announces the voice from behind the stage as the topic of the piece. When light switches on, the naked truth … Continue reading

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Standing with JNU – Standing for the right to dissent

In all parts of the globe authoritarian forces are in progress. In the capital of India, an important battle is happening and its outcome matters for all those who believe in freedom and equality. Jawaharal Nehru University (JNU), one of … Continue reading

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Brussels – What to see and do?

This is what I’ve seen and done and – note to myself – what I still wanna do (with you?). Living in Bruxelles/Brussels (or more precisely in Elsene/Ixelles) since August 2014, I love to discover constantly new sides of my … Continue reading

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BJP’s victory in India endangers inclusion in the world’s largest democracy

India, the world’s largest democracy is also the 3rd largest Muslim country worldwide. With 177 million Muslims (10.9% of global Muslims) it’s only behind Indonesia (205 million or 12.7%) and neighbouring Pakistan (178 million or 11.0%) and far ahead of … Continue reading

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