Wednesday, 8. May 2013
Opposition against nuclear power in Taiwan is growing stronger day by day. Especially after the Japanese nuclear desaster in Fukushima, the people of Taiwan, where four nuclear power plants stand in an area with frequent earthquakes, began to get worried of the risks involved in having such a high density of nuclear power plants on the island. Not only did anti-nuclear groups begin to stage demonstrations, but Taiwanese artists also initiated the petition “I am a human being, I oppose nuclear power." The independent producer and graphics studio “petitdeer” in Taichung also responded actively. It called on other illustrators to create individual sheets of illustrated posters to prepare for a “travelling exhibition against nuclear power” with the purpose of propagating opposition against nuclear power in several cities.
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Tuesday, 23. April 2013
German supermarkets are paradisiacal. Elegantly laid out and sparkling clean, they offer us consumers any and every possible exotic delicacy. The variety seems limitless: South American manioc roots lie next to regionally-sourced organic potatoes. Japanese rice dishes and Hungarian bean stews bring international specialties to our shelves – everything is within our grasp. The discounters don’t make such a big deal out of cleanliness and tidiness, but they offer the same selection – just cheaper.
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Monday, 25. February 2013
A few years ago, solar energy was all the rage. Anyone who had done something with “solar” was considered innovative, i.e. trend-conscious and future-oriented. Those who had installed solar modules on their houses were on the inside track. The new form of heating and energy production came from our elixier of life, the sun.
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Thursday, 7. February 2013
Ihre Nächte sind ein einziger langer Albtraum. Jeden Abend, wenn die Sonne untergeht, überfällt sie die Angst und hindert sie daran, die Augen zu schließen, aus Sorge, sie nicht wieder öffnen zu können. Seit einigen Tagen sind die Einwohner der Gemeinde Port-Bouët an der Küste im Süden von Abidjan wie gelähmt aus Angst vor einem Tsunami. Dabei handelt es sich vor allem um diejenigen, die in den Vierteln Jean Folly, Gonzagueville und Adjouffou direkt am Atlantik leben.
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Tuesday, 22. January 2013
In Berlin, riding by underground on bad weather days is extremely popular. Mostly you don’t even have to buy a newspaper, since you can read along very well with the person sitting next to you. In the past weeks the newspapers were full of news about England’s royal offspring. There was no refuge from finding out about even the most trivial details via the press. Countless journalists stood waiting in front of the hospital where the mother-to-be had been brought due to acute morning-sickness. Nothing happened, but the journalists stayed put. The world seemed to participate and empathise. All newspapers in the underground were full of it.
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