Weltweit gibt es drei Millionen Funkamateure. Ihr Hobby bringt sie an entlegene Orte und vernetzt sie mit der ganzen Welt. Eine Kommunikationsform, die Zeit und Raum überwindet, sagt die Unesco. 2014 nahm sie die Morsetelegrafie in die Liste des immateriellen Kulturerbes auf. Über die jüngste Funkamateurin Deutschlands, einen berühmten Astronauten und andere leidenschaftliche Hobbyfunker.Multimedia
Anita Pendziałek: Polish Bread and German Poems
Anita Pendziałek is a Polish woman with German roots. She dances, makes sculptures of wood, takes pictures, shoots videos and does German radio. She commutes between the district capital Racibórz and her home village of Gamów, where almost only Upper Silesians with German roots live.
We in advertising
Rhetorics of „We“ and „Us“ lately play a crucial role in advertising campaigns in Germany: “The ‘we’ wins”, “We love food” – The word „We“ has gained new popularity. But what kind of ideas of community do they reflect? Is there nowadays a new desire for affiliation in society?
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A Building for World Peace
“World peace” is the central concern of Unesco. Not only economic and political agreements are necessary for this, but also cooperation in the areas of education, culture and science. Today the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’ comprises 195 members. Its headquarters is in the centre of Paris.
“How we treat strangers says a lot about our values.”
Two strangers touching one another, posing for a photo. So simple is the idea of “Touching Strangers”, a project of the American photographer Richard Renaldi. But the eye of the beholder immediately sees more: how do we overcome boundaries, what means intimacy? How has being together changed in a society which is so highly charged – and not just since Donald Trump – as that of the United States?
The Climate Crisis: Requirement for a Global Community
Drought, catastrophic floods, hurricanes – people suffer worldwide the consequences of climate change. This has made many people aware that our actions change the earth fundamentally. In this interview the environmental social scientist Ayşem Mert talks about the prospects for community in view of the climate crisis and why we can solve current problem only with multiple narratives.video
A Place of Dreams and Hopes
In the impoverished Istanbul district of Tarlabaşı, Turkish, Kurdish, Syrian and Roma children play together. In spite of their ethnic differences, they are united by a common denominator: their poverty. The Tarlabaşı Community Centre is the only place here for dreams and hopes.