“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
“Norway is very fruity,” says Cologne based Svenja Trenkel “We’ve found many raspberries there”. She and her partner Witali Bytschkow must know. Both were walking through the country – eating what they have found along the way, oftentimes sleeping in a tent.
The project in numbers: 2 575 kilometers, 4 and a half month spent, 102 days of walking, around 26 kilometers per day. Starting in Trondheim, Norway and finishing at Torre de Clérigos cathedral in Porto, Portugal.
It’s even a little more international as usual in teacher Mathias Fehn’s class this morning at a Cologne grammar school. Among his students, all refugees or young people coming from foreign countries like Syria, Greece, Italy, Iraq and Spain, are five students from Liverpool University – all of the them future teachers.