Who do we mean when we talk about us? Does “we” refer to all concerned, everyone present, or just a certain number of people? Who exactly does “we” include? In the many languages of the world, there are varying forms of “we” to be found. While in English, for example, there is only one form of “we”, in the Indonesian language a distinction is made between an inclusive and an exclusive “we”.
“My camera is a door opener”
Bringing the unseen out of the shadows: in long-terms series such as “Country Girls” and “Men Only”, the South African photographer Sabelo Mlangeni has devoted his work to marginalized social groups such as homosexuals living in the country and migrant labourers.
Futuristic Design for a South American Vision
The UNASUR headquarters has been located on the outskirts of the Ecuadorian capital Quito since the end of 2014. United against inequality, poverty and precariousness: this has been the goal of the South American federation UNASUR since 2008. Until 2025 the twelve South American member states want to grow even more closely together along the lines of the European Union model.
Youtube, Twitter, Facebook and Others: Communities on the Internet
What role do communities play on the Net? How can we develop a “common language of thinking”? And why is moral courage so little in evidence online? Especially marginalized people, says Kübra Gümüşay, can feel themselves part of a group and find a voice on the internet. But the blogger and Net activist now envisages spaces for thinking offline.video
Community in Silence
The silent types photographed by Esko Männikkö in the Finnish backcountry live as he does: they hunt, they fish, they are. His series “The Female Pike” is thus a self-portrait.
Dialogue in Kyoto. A Place in Pictures
Climate change, economic crises, migration: states must confront these problems in concert. Where does the world community come together? Where are international problems, challenges and solutions discussed? Ten years ago, the United Nations set a milestone for global climate protection with the Kyoto Protocol, signed at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Kyoto.
Participation as a Fundamental Right
More and more citizens have come to doubt that their representatives decide for the “right thing”. Their mistrust towards the state is growing. Does the need for direct political participation demand a new version of democracy?