Before 2050, the Arctic pack ice will melt completely in summer, even if ambitious climate targets are met. Nowhere on Earth is warming happening as rapidly as in the Arctic. The consequences are problematic for both humans and nature. The bright ice sheet plays a crucial role in the climate system by reflecting sunlight back into space, cooling the Arctic, and preventing further heating of the Earth’s atmosphere. While the ice masses melt, sea levels rise, coastal areas flood worldwide, extreme weather phenomena become more frequent.
We‘re consuming non-stop. Only because we have the possibility to.
Instead of grappling with our discontentedness we buy stuff that we don‘t even need.
We consume to compensate the condition of feeling empty.
The use of stained and strong colours call the viewers attention.
On the first sight it seems amusing and fun to spot more and more things.
After a while the overfill starts to produce overstimulation in order to thought-provoking.
Let’s face it: between part-time, care work and housework, mothers actually work full-time. No one cares if they have the tools, the time or a team to support them. Even the day off is used to finally organize medical appointments, buy a birthday present for the kids’ party on Saturday, look for bigger shoes, put away the clean laundry pile and get a new sunscreen.
Actually, mommy is just an acronym for do. Unnoticed and unpaid, of course.
Switzerland is a paradise for Russian oligarchs due to its unregulated commodity trading center and lack of financial transparency. Despite Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine, Swiss authorities show little interest in tracking down Russian money in Switzerland. So far, only a small percentage of the suspected assets have been frozen. Even in times of war, Switzerland serves as a safe haven for the money of all those who support Putin’s totalitarian and imperialist policies, and who significantly contribute to financing the Kremlin’s war machine.
The poster could either criticize companies that aim to target new audiences with hypocritical promises and enhance their brand image, or it could represent an actual advertising campaign by Company XY, targeting the ‘Climate Warriors’ demographic. But following through with actions that match the beautiful words is not as important, especially if those words have already achieved the desired effect.
Sex is a must. For most people, physical closeness and tenderness are basic needs, comparable to eating, drinking or sleeping. It is therefore all the more important that sexual relationships can be lived free of discrimination and shame.
We should all have the opportunity to decide openly and self-determined about our sexuality and to live
out our individual preferences – always provided that this happens in agreement and with respect for all involved.
Sex is a must, but without sexism.
If one visits an art exhibition in 2023, one gets the impression that the majority of visitors spend their time creating a reproduction of the work with their smartphone or camera.
According to a study, visitors spend an average of 27 seconds in front of a work of art. But seeing a work of art, understanding, reflecting on it, and appreciating all the sensory perceptions that only the immediate experience can provide takes time.
Take your Time.
It’s worth it.
45 years ago, a bitter revolution unfolded in Iran, leading to the rise of religious radicals who seized control of the government. As a result, the country’s name was changed from Iran to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Throughout all these years, they have consistently stood against the will of the Iranian people, relentlessly propagating their ideology and ruling the country with a brutal dictatorship.
The Eurocentric-based beauty filters on Instagram or TikTok, for example, not only help to achieve a clear skin appearance and digital make-up, but also “correct” non-European features into small noses, big eyes, high cheekbones and even an automated lighter skin tone. This not only perpetuates the Eurocentric bias of globally accepted beauty ideals, but digitally erases diversity.
So often there is talk about the “equality” of men and women. However, the reality is quite different. Because women are still oppressed in many areas of society, the line on the playing card that normally divides the card into two equal parts slips down in my design. The woman feels constrained and tries to fight back, while the man, like a king, proudly rests on his privileges. The suits of spades and clubs stand anciently for the nobility and the peasantry and are meant to emphasize the statement again.
People speak, write and shout but nothing changes. We speak the same language but don’t understand each other. The hamster wheel is turning faster and faster, the engines roar louder and louder, drowning out the helplessness of some and frightening others. Anger is the engine of change. Have courage to change!
The EU includes some of the wealthiest countries in the world and possesses abundant resources, knowledge, and prosperity. We consider ourselves democratic societies that uphold values such as human dignity, freedom, and equality. It is therefore our responsibility to devise improved solutions instead of resorting to aggressive push-backs at Europe’s external borders or mass accommodation in camps with inhumane living conditions. The right to live in a safe country should not be viewed as a privilege but as a fundamental human right.
Fast internet is still wishful thinking in many rural regions of Germany. The country is known for impeding innovation and flexibility with excessive bureaucracy. On one hand, there are concerns about data security and privacy when it comes to digital solutions. On the other hand, there is a lack of suitable measures to ensure the security of citizens’ data. Furthermore, digital education is still given insufficient importance. If Germany wants to maintain its position as a leading economic nation in the digital age, it still has a lot to do.
Domestic violence should not be tolerated, and everyone has the right to live in a safe and healthy environment. If you are experiencing domestic violence, please take action immediately, seek help and support, and protect yourself and others from further harm.
“War and peace” is an eternal issue facing mankind in the past, present and future. At present, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to intensify, and the potential “nuclear crisis” under the confrontation and arms race between major powers is touching Pandora’s box, and the alarm bell has already sounded. “Peace” requires the common wisdom of mankind…
Women earn less for the same work and the same qualifications.
Women are sexualized in the media and in everyday life.
Women mostly take care of children or the sick without being paid.
Women are more often affected by poverty in old age.
Women experience sexualized and/or domestic violence more often.
Women still do not have the same rights as men.
Women are less represented in politics and leadership positions.
In order to change something, equal rights are needed.
Therefore — men — make some space!