Browsing: Language

The materials presented here were developed in the context of a training workshop and further think two popular methods of political education work in the context of multilingual groups – the “Values Auction” and “As in Real Life”.

A multi-headed poetic monster that critically observes the developments and actions of the European Right and its international alliances, examining and attacking their narrative and intervention strategies.


The documentary film from 2007 follows the traces of prisoners of war interned in Wünsdorf (Brandenburg) during the First World War – on the basis of voice recordings made under the constraints of the camp.

In 1979, the publicist Henryk M. Broder, together with Michel R. Lang, publishes a book: “Fremd im eigenen Land. Jews in the Federal Republic.” Some thirteen years later, three young musicians from Heidelberg are unable to find a label for their songs, so without further ado they self-publish their single in 1992.

Criticizing power and domination, describing conditions, trying to emancipate oneself from structures – terms play a central role in (political) everyday life. Big, multi-layered words like subject, performativity, or postcolonial theory come up frequently and readily.

Founded in 2002 by Ntone Edjabe, the Cape Town, South Africa-based platform of writing, art and politics has many formats.

“Let’s tear ourselves away from the roots that connect us to every kind of form of domination”- under this motto the self-administered magazine “from/to migrants”, “KÖXSÜZ”, appeared between 1995 and 2000.

A sigh, two quenched eggs, the bubbling of boiling water: this is how Sharon Dodua Otoo’s text begins, for which she was awarded the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize at the 2016 “Days of German-Language Literature” in Klagenfurt.

Names of people from non-Western societies are regularly mispronounced, Europeanized and replaced, or even avoided in use, by members of the majority society in Germany, in Europe, and in the United States.

The volume “Wir sind Heldinnen!” (We are heroines!) of the svk – self-defense course with words has been published by the w_orten und meer publishing house. “the stories in the volume “Wir sind Heldinnen!” (We are heroines!) unfold from the everyday life and imagination of the 10 young female authors.