Tradition and Mirth: How a Carnival Triumvirate in Cologne gets inducted

It is a cold January evening in the city of Cologne, Germany. In one of the suburbian areas it is not just a regular day. At least for everybody that has a soft spot for Carnival. A traditional festival, held just before the beginning of Lent. In some parts of Germany Carnival is more than a festival. It is a way of life. An attitude. … Continue reading Tradition and Mirth: How a Carnival Triumvirate in Cologne gets inducted

Drive-Through Exhibition: Two Galleries and Cologne/Bonn Airport present Art at an empty Car Park

The location is unusual. Two Galleries from Düsseldorf (Part2Gallery) and Münster brought their artists to a rather special place. An empty car park at Cologne/Bonn Airport. While the airport is working at low speed in times of Covid-19, the idea to present art there, was very welcome. The idea: People can look at the artwork from out of their car – via a circular course … Continue reading Drive-Through Exhibition: Two Galleries and Cologne/Bonn Airport present Art at an empty Car Park

Exchange for vital Neighborhoods: How six cities in Europe and the USA connect to learn from each other

Six cities. Three in Europe, three in the United States. And one common topic, as social coordinator Jochen Schäfer from Cologne, Germany says. It is about vital neighborhood. Representatives of cities like New Orleans, Detroit, Turin, Cologne or Brussels visit each other and learn from each other. Among them urban planners, community networkes and volunteering citizens. After flying to Detroit, now Cologne representatives welcomed Maria … Continue reading Exchange for vital Neighborhoods: How six cities in Europe and the USA connect to learn from each other