Fridays for Future | How and why a group of students protests against climate change

Early morning at a Cologne tramway stop. A group of students gathers to put final touches to some billboards – all selfmade as student Moritz states. He is one of the secondary school’s students taking part in this day’s Fridays for Future-protests. A global initiative of young people protesting against less action against climate change. “It’s our generation that is affected,” says senior student Moritz. … Continue reading Fridays for Future | How and why a group of students protests against climate change

Starting with colours | Art Exhibition by Moulay Youssef Elkahfai from Marrakech and Cologne artist Georg Gartz

For German artist Georg Gartz it was a creative trip. Two months he spent in Moroccan town Marrakech, working and connecting with local artists. “I’ve rented a place in a Riad in the Medina, the ancient parts of the city,” Gartz says. And he got in touch with artist Moulay Youssef Elkahfai. He, well-known in the Moroccan art scene, and Gartz connected over art. Not … Continue reading Starting with colours | Art Exhibition by Moulay Youssef Elkahfai from Marrakech and Cologne artist Georg Gartz

“Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft”: German and French student project about the future of urban living

“We wanted to ban cars from the city – or at least almost.” It’s the city of the future, urban living in the coming decades, German and French students from Lille and Cologne map out. The project, started in 2013 by Goethe Institut, annually finishes off with a book both project groups produce – it’s called “Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft” [The Blue … Continue reading “Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft”: German and French student project about the future of urban living