“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

ART EXHIBITION: Japanese influences, blurred photographs and the color red

They almost look like sushi and icecubes. Little cubes and objects made of film and paper – and folded by artist Yoko Suzuki-Kämmerer. She, together with Heike Kehres-Woost, Sylvia Ruppert and Dietmar Paetzold, is one of four artists presenting their diverse works at a Cologne art space. “For me it is about lines,” explains Yoko Suzuki-Kämmerer who utilizes Japanese techniques of folding paper and foil. A process that … Continue reading ART EXHIBITION: Japanese influences, blurred photographs and the color red

PHOTO-REPORT: A rescue team of THW working with dogs to find missing people

Clooney is ready for work. It’s a late morning at a Cologne demolition site. The equipment is out of duty today, but a few dogs and their owners are on location. Four and a half year old Clooney is a retriever trained to find missed or trapped people. Here in Cologne, Clooney and owner Marcus Gareis are in practice for an emergency – with a … Continue reading PHOTO-REPORT: A rescue team of THW working with dogs to find missing people