The innitiative goes back to a 1989 idea by forestry official Silvius Wodarz. Announcing a tree of the year is now an annual event in Germany. With the spruce being this year’s winner. A tree that most people may know as their Christmas tree. In terms of cultivation it is one of the few trees that brings a forseeable profit for the owner. And though … Continue reading THE SPRUCE: Planting 2017’s tree of the year
He is often called “the hijacker of billboards”. French street artist OX. His latest project is a series of ten street interventions in Cologne. Conducted in the second week of April 2017, the project includes the take over of billboards in specific locations in town. Sometimes at main streets, sometimes under train bridges. Places that are normally used for street advertising. “My main goal is … Continue reading “THE HIJACKER OF BILLBOARDS”: French street artist OX in Cologne
It is Germany’s international broadcaster. Deutsche Welle (DW) not only reports from Germany and around the world, but also provides access to the German language. Starting March 2017, Ines Pohl is the new editor in chief. Prior to that she was working as the Washington D.C. correspondent of the broadcaster. Reporting live from the inauguration of the United States’ recent president Donald Trump.
“It felt like the country was in a state of shock in that moment,” Ines Pohl recently said to students during a talk at a Cologne school. In the meantime opposition has formed, she says.