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Still flying the pink freak flag

An interview with original enfant terrible of Germany’s gay scene, filmmaker and activist Rosa von Praunheim: the outspoken director's upcoming retrospective at Lichtblick Kino kicks off with EXBlicks: City of Lost Souls on Apr 28. more »

Apr 22, 2015 11:30 AM People

Disrupting drones

INTERVIEW. Technological marvels turned spy and killing machines, they've become America's counter-terrorism weapon of choice. Disruption Network Lab hosts a two-day conference this weekend investigating the controversial use of drones. more »

Apr 16, 2015 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

Part of Disruption Lab's series on hactivism, art and disruption, this two-day event discusses drone use, its social implications and political repercussions. Featuring a former US drone operator, investigative journalists, activists and filmmakers. more »

From NY's Public Theater comes this Richard Nelson play (the second of four parts) reflecting changing American political tides, such as 9/11 memories, through a middle-class suburban family's living room discussions. Part of FIND Festival. more »

Installation by Francisco Vidal and film by Jordi Colomer. Photo by Ismael Ogando

Changing ideology, changing architecture

"Devour: Social Cannibalism, Political Redefinition and Architecture" is a vast multimedia exhibition exploring post-communist and postcolonial architecture from Brazil to South Africa to Romania. See it at the Freies Museum before it closes Apr 12. more »

Apr 2, 2015 4:15 PM Art

Part of Maxim Gorki's programme focusing on the Armenian Genocide, this documentary piece is inspired by the true story of 5000 Armenians who managed to hold on to the mountain of Musa Dagh for 40 days before being rescued. more »

Inspired by a video of a young Belgian jihadist, Milo Rau's The Civil Wars is an emotional exploration of the loss of tradition; the first part of a trilogy focusing on politics across Europe from unusual standpoints.Part of the F.I.N.D. Festival. more »

This exhibition deals with cases of censorship in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, inviting artists who have been subject to it to participate more »

Veiled truths

After a decade-long debate, Germany's constitutional court has struck down the ban on headscarves for public sector workers this month. In our Islam issue, we examined whether women should be forced to uncover. more »

Mar 31, 2015 11:30 AM Features

Climate and capitalism: Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein was at HKW Sunday night for a sold out lecture. Couldn’t get a ticket? Here’s a look at the lively discussion. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:00 PM People

The iconic thinker, activist and writer gives a talk around the theme “Capital versus Climate”, discussing the economy and climate change, and following with an open discussion. more »

The Berlin Conference of 1884-5 discussed German colonization of Africa. 130 years later, this conference is meeting to talk about the present-day impacts of colonialism, featuring film screenings, panel discussions, and live performances. more »

Greek elections, the end of Europe and other German hallucinations

Ares Kalandides explains why the victory of left-wing party Syriza in Sunday's elections matters so much to Greeks, both at home and here in Berlin. more »

Jan 29, 2015 2:00 PM Zeitgeist 3 Comments

The three-day congress "Artist Organisation International" concerns itself with shifts from temporary art to more long-term, sustainable engagement by artists. Over 20 artist-run organisations participate. Margarita Tsomou moderates the topic. more »

The international association’s first meeting in Germany sees timely English discussions on topics from how surveillance moulds our political condition to queer theory and biopolitics. more »

Bärgida: Behind enemy lines

We all know about Monday night's "Bärgida" demonstration. But what was it like to actually be on the front lines, undercover among the anti-Islamic protesters... as a black Frenchman? more »

Jan 6, 2015 3:00 PM Zeitgeist

Slow Politics, big results

The results are in! Berliner Gazette's 14th Slow Politics (Nov 13-15) conference at Wedding's Supermarkt yielded some hefty conclusions. more »

Dec 12, 2014 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

Slow Politics: "There’s so much more happening"

Time to reinvent democracy! The Slow Politics Symposium is kicking off Nov 13 at Supermarkt! Public talks happen on Sat, Nov 15 – with everyone invited to join! We caught up with author and activist Marina Sitrin. more »

Nov 13, 2014 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

The guys at the Berliner Gazette take on Snowden's NSA revelations, immigration, the euro crisis, Bitcoin and more. Three days of workshops culminate in a presentation open to the public. more »

In a permanent state of war

America's current militarist policies are frighteningly reminiscent of those of the Third Reich, says Todd Pierce. The US military lawyer who has defended several Guantanamo inmates, was recently in Berlin as part of a European speaking tour. more »

Oct 16, 2014 1:45 PM People 1 Comments