Happy Sunday! Felix Henke from Beyond Art joins Lei on the BLYNKT podcast this week to speak about a social art project he initiated with Deepak Tolange, a contributing photographer of BLYNKT. Beyond Art originated from Deepak’s documentary, Dust (2016), which is about child labor in Nepal. In 2017, Felix and Deepak returned to Nepal to give the children masks and cameras with donations they received from the Beyond Art community.
Support Beyond Art: www.facebook.com/Beyond-Art-1157925227605016/
If you are in Berlin, you can also check out Felix and Deepak’s exhibition at 48 Stunden Neukölln from 23-25 of June.
"For me the most interesting thing about the theater is that it creates the possibility of an encounter." This week on the BLYNKT podcast, Lei is in conversation with Argentinian director and playwright Lola Arias. Her play, Atlas des Kommunismus, will be showing at the Gorki theater in Berlin in April and May, 2017. Don't miss out!
Writer and philosopher Nicola Tams joins Lei on the BLYNKT podcast this week to talk about literary community, the creative process of writing non-fiction, cultural integration in Germany, and the idea of starting a literature movement in Berlin!
Read her poetic piece on Istanbul, "Istanbul: Belated vision and feline melancholy," on the BLYNKT blog: http://www.blynkt.com/blynkt-blog/istanbul-belated-vision-and-feline-melancholy
Lei is joined by her colleague and one of BLYNKT's contributors, Ying-kit Chan, on the BLYNKT podcast this week! BLYNKT is delighted to co-host "Without borders? Globalization & the Refugee Crisis" on the 25th October at Princeton University. Kit and Lei chat about their incentive for encouraging more discussions on the global refugee crisis. If you are free and in the New York area tomorrow, do come join us in the one-day conference!
The event is free and open to the public.
The program of the event can be found here: http://eap.princeton.edu/events/without-borders-globalization-refugee-crisis?ct=t(Newsletter_10_19_201610_19_2016
In this week's BLYNKT podcast, Lei is joined by independent journalist/filmmaker Matthew Cassel. Matthew is the director of the recent documentary "The Journey to Europe," which covers the story of a Syrian father who traveled all the way from Istanbul to the Netherlands to reunite with his family.
You can watch the six-part documentary on the New Yorker website: http://www.newyorker.com/topics/the-journey-from-syria-documentary
"Community is not something that just exists by itself, it's something that needs to be built." In this week's episode, Lei interviews Malte Bedürftig, the founder of GoVolunteer, to discuss the platform he created for volunteers and organizers of volunteer projects across Germany. Malte had a normal job, and a year ago he took an indefinite leave from his job to start GoVolunteer, which at the beginning was nothing but a group of young people who wanted to do something for the society. Now GoVolunteer has become a well-known social platform in Germany with support from local communities, and plays an important role in integrating nearly one million refugees who arrived in Germany last year. Listen to find out more, or go volunteer!
Check out the GoVolunteer website: govolunteer.com/