The New Zealand photographer Natalie Robertson documents the rites of the Maori in her long-term photo series and so helps to anchor knowledge of their traditions.
A Sense of “We” Expressed Through Art
In 1964, a military dictatorship, which set up a bloody and authoritarian political regime, was installed in Brazil. The Brazilian society at large was subject to censorship. Augusto Boal, a theatre director, created the method of the “Theatre of Oppressed”, to allow the continued discussion of issues in the public domain, overcoming the political restrictions.
“Our actions are never altruistic and selfless”
Compassion with others has much to do with ourselves; really selfless help is hardly possible. But what follows from this in view of so many wars, crises and ongoing worldwide migratory movements? Against the backdrop of growing political populism, the political scientist Nikita Dhawan pleads for a nuanced approached – and for a different politics of dialogue.
“It was like a nightmare.”
For many Britons, the Brexit vote made them lose confidence in their country – in the prospect of a future in the EU. With the withdrawal from the EU approaching, many are leaving Great Britain or having themselves naturalized at their place of residence abroad. Never before have so many Britons applied for a German passport. They don’t want to be part of a country that says no to a European “we”.video
Overcoming Social Boundaries? The Myth of a Free Internet
The Net is free and open to all. There, people meet each other who would never meet offline. This is the promise that has been linked to the internet from the outset. On the one hand. On the other hand, social networks are currently under heavy criticism. In so-called “filter bubbles” various milieux communicate away with each other without talking to others. What’s going on?
The Western Liberal Narrative is Fundamentally Flawed
The idea of a global unity is a fantasy. But to solve global problems, what is needed is respectful diplomacy and a debunking of the idea that one morality is superior to another. “The West’s narrative cannot work,” says Chandran Nair, founder of the Hong Kong-based think tank “Global Institute For Tomorrow”.
National Identity Expressed through Dance
The story of a culture of “We” in Indonesia is not a simple one. The country gained independence in 1945 after a long period of Dutch colonial rule. It was a big challenge to unite into one nation an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, with a huge variety of ethnic groups, languages, and cultures. To understand what “We” represents to Indonesia, we must first look back at the past.