Solidarity with Belarus

Shards of truth Svetlana Alexievich Siarhej Šapran Roma communities never got a break Roma Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 Marko Pecak Incident Or three short essays…

Incident

Photo by Rostislav Artov @rostikarts from Unsplash The real question is whether the brighter future is really always so distant. What if, on the contrary,…

Sociology and colonialism

In January this year, the Hamburger Institute for Social Research awarded its annual Siegfried Landshut prize to the US sociologist George Steinmetz. Mittelweg 36, the…

Shards of truth

Siarhej Šapran: After you received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2015, you said on several occasions that it was hard to get used to…

The junk property crisis

Berlin, like many other international metropolises, has experienced an increase in immigration for some time. Outwardly, the city presents itself as open and multicultural. City…

After Populism

A great deal has been said about the errors of populist politics, but the puzzling thing is that populist politicians seem to get some things…

Farewell to dreamland

1989 and its aftermath gave life to a liberating yet frightening era of ‘wild thinking’, whose manifold meanings and consequences refuse to be caged in…

Beyond bronze

A mechanical whir cranks the upside-down bronze out from where it was unceremoniously dumped. Then, as if in flashback, euphoric protestors cheer and clap as…

Im Nebel

Am 9. August finden in Belarus Präsidentschaftswahlen statt. Es sind Wahlen, die keine sind. Langzeitautokrat Alyaksandr Lukaschenka räumt Gegenkandidaten keine fairen Chancen ein, häufig werden…

Out of the unknown

On 9 August, presidential elections will take place in Belarus. These are elections that are not elections. Long-term autocrat Aliaksandr Lukashenka has no intention of…

Why data won’t redeem us

Eurozine · Why data won't redeem us The new podcast launches with Eurozine’s editor-in-chief Réka Kinga Papp talking with philosopher Miriam Rasch of the Institute…

The chains of the past

In August 2018, Samira, a 20-year-old British Somali, found herself pacing outside a hospital in east London. Just a few hours earlier, she had taken an overdose…

Fosili 21. stoletja

Na nedavni podelitvi cezarjev, francoskih filmskih nagrad, je dolgoletna kalvarija okoli figure Romana Polanskega dosegla točko vrelišča. Ko je igralka Adele Haenel – kot najstnica…

Putin’s reset

Russia’s popular vote approving the constitutional amendments that, above all, enable Putin to run for two more six-year terms – in 2024 and 2030 –…

The house of Israel

Photo by Foundry Co on Pixabay The ‘house of Israel’ has four metaphorical, communal floors. Unlike a standard house, in this analogy each tenant is…

Safer social scenes

For those using gay dating apps, lockdown has brought its own traumas. Reports of people being outed have emerged across the globe. In Morocco, which…

Husserl in Moravia

Kritika & Kontext, published by the liberal arts college BISLA in Bratislava, dedicates its new issue to the life and work of philosopher Edmund Husserl,…