Berlin is in summer motion among squealing S-trains, yet rewarding film moments at the Museum island, see https://www.rbb24.de/kultur/berlinale/beitraege/2021/berlinale-summer-special-museumsinsel-aufbau-berlin.html
Walking along the newly opened entrance to the Humboldt Forum, the James Simon Gallery is a must-see, as the entrance next to the New Museum and the entire landscape of museums between Pergamon, Bode and the old national gallery is in his name, see https://www.museumsinsel-berlin.de/masterplan/projektion-zukunft/
James Simon, a philanthropist who died poor (1851 – 1932), was a German of Jewish descent whose father moved to Berlin from Pommern to run his trade as tailor and cotton king during the late 19th century. The young James equally learned his textile trade and quickly became No. 07 on the rank of Prussian millionaires and so-called “Kaiserjuden” of the time. Burried at the jewish cemetery at Berlin’s Schönhauser Allee, Simon belonged to the inner few at Emperor Wilhelm II. whose liberal views to fight antisemitism made him defend the Weimar Republic. It was James Simon, under the German Emperor’s protectorate, who was crucial in setting up the ‘Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft’ and kept the colored bust of Nofretete at his private desk.
Die Waisenbrücke | Objekte und Geschichten | Stadtmuseum Berlin
These days, downtown Berlin or as we say ‘Mitte’ recalls the history of the Waisenbrücke’, a bridge planned again for the years to come, see https://www.stadtmuseum.de/veranstaltungen/die-neue-waisenbruecke-0
and the old bridge of 1904 in the heart of Berlin-Coelln
https://www.facebook.com/AlliiertenMuseum/ Am 72. Jahrestag gibt es nur „individuelles Gedenken“ – 12. Mai 2021 ist der 72. Jahrestag der Beendigung der #Berlin Blockade, heute nur ein „individuelles Gedenken“, so die Senatskanzlei Berlin. Das Alliiertenmuseum blickt auf die Zeit zurück, an denen die Berliner noch zusammen mit den Veteranen der #Luftbrücke am #Luftbrückendenkmal gemeinsam erinnern konnten.
Dear visitors * dear colleagues * dear friends
He smiles. Smiles. And the carriage rolls on.
Und hier im Original Erich Kästner!
- original Erich Kästner ! Danke, immer wieder !
#berlinsights TOURS #
May 06, 2021, #berlinsights joined digital media tour Berlin Kreuzberg, conducted by #fhochdrei.org put together by the team around Dimitra Maragkaki – the meeting brought together some 15 participants, exchanging their experiences around Kotti with joy, virtually of course. It was fun, constructive and informative, thanks a lot and cu again on Thursdays ! Susanne #berlinsights at https://berlinsights.de
#berlinsights TOURS #
May 04, 2021, my first guided learning tour through downtown Berlin let us from Unter den Linden towards Pariser Platz, and along the Holocaust Memorial with its new construction works ongoing: a balcony view over the site, called “Palais” with 134 apartments, will offer various shops and tourist attractions to give “it” some flair. As a matter of fact, Berlin in both East & West is still in search for identity :-)
Dr.S.L.Bauer * 10999 Berlin * #berlinsights.de
tazlab_Mia–CamyllaBattani-UnsplashWhat shall we say, how to judge?
taz lab DIGITAL for the 1st time, with a rich political community of green * red * critical thought in action … what a start!
Against less famous yet nasty Corona “Querdenker” these days , we know that we don’t know, really. So tazlablive.de discusses virtually in spirit of diversity along various channels, encompassing green economy, heritage and life style, finance and age that matters. With almost 5000 virtual participants – by 19:30 only – a real taz SUCCESS!!! Below, just some excerpts of the virtual room debates is taken as a glimpse of all, see herewith:
– what was discussed? Of course media and newspapers, raising concerns of survival and sustainable products that pay to have a future beyond = digital LIFE! The weekend taz will remain in paper version – while throughout the week, we can rely on digital versions and apps. #berlinsights.de follows all streams throughout the day.
Green co-chair Robert Habeck on Germany’s public sector bureaucracy, doing business in a common economic good: how to drive green indicators along fast gains for all? German politics are seemingly afraid of taking action towards effective growth – have a look at the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, only slowly going for efficiency. Habeck’s new work around “Macht*Mitte* Mehrheit* in philosophical debate with Hannah Arendt appears more than just thoughts: truly present in his political awakening, Habeck’s fresh call for citizen’s assemblies opens sound hints towards representivity of all. Whether “Mehrheitsfähigkeit” stands for the scope of majorities remains to be seen latest during forthcoming national elections win September 2021.
Harald Welzer tries to answer Silke Burmester’s moderation about people’s readiness to consume less and obtain more: does this value model not fully convince ‘generation solidarity’? Will the education system enable “a change is gonna come”? Why on earth calling for quantitative gains while developing creative ideas that would be much more conducive for a reform process? Where is the “Future Archive”? Such institutions appear deficit-oriented, despite their attempts to become change resilient. Reality will show.
Luisa Neubauer’s “moments-of-overload” 2020 – 21 indicate ‘Fridays-for-Future’ call for more justice and better self-management, The will to ‘stay-strong’ for 2022 allows the taz-future-II format to look at the question of climate politics at times of German elections. Links of conservative CDU and economic lobby groups get increasingly confronted with corruptive mechanisms being made transparent. So how may federal Ministries such as Altmeier’s BMWI encompass change again?
Sociologist Hartmut Rosa highlights human capacity to generate insights into the availability of making change possible, in exchange with taz travel expert Edith Kresta and economist Niko Paech. Crises constitute means of change, enable opportunities to kick-off new venues and manage the vulnerability of addressing fear as a constant factor of resilience. Pure reason is part of the recepy to act green, and to address the urge to increase (in production, sales, etc).
Joschka Fischer refers to Germany’s future, asked by taz journalist Unfried about a ‘paradigm shift’ with female leadership: to the contrary, this has always been such, says Fischer who proudly confirms the lucky team of Baerbock and Habeck as a strong potential for effective change in German politics. So finally change my materialize … thank you taz! I’ll tray to get the taz song as well …!
#berlinsights walking along Brandenburg Gate among as many women as may be walking today …! Keep strong …! 2021 greetings sends Susanne