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Diversity in Tech, Enis Maci & TV Retro footage - the extended kind

Hi friends,

ten (!) years ago, artist Cyprien Gaillard built a pyramid of 72.000 beer bottles in boxes into the main room of Berliner Kunstwerke.

I can’t believe how time flies, which is why re-reading this old and very good interview with him (LINK), titled “Architectural Hangover”, made me feel like a grandma. Back then, he was 31 and had more institutional shows in museums than commercial shows in galleries and a hangover in general was a regular thing.

Today, the world has changed and I feel that art spectacles like this would not be enough anymore to catch people’s attention. I am glad that we progressed further.

The increased awareness of topics like women making up the majority of students in STEM university courses in the Middle East and Western Asia (LINK) leaves me hopeful.

Have a lovely Sunday,

Julia 🐞


  • Article “For many of us, for better or for worse, the internet is home. Our communities are here, because many of them could not exist any other way.” A read-worthy essay by Kaitlyn Tiffany, tech editor at The Atlantic, on the fragile construct that influences our life and feeling of belonging since the launch of social networks and blogs approximately 20 years ago (LINK)

  • Documentary Marion Stokes randomly recorded what was on TV - for 24 hours, for thirty years. On 70,000 VHS tapes she captured revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows, and commercials that tell us who we were, and show how television shaped the world of today. An absolute recommendation: “The Recorder” (LINK). Thank you for forwarding this gem, dear Matylda Krzykowski

  • News On Thursday The European Commission said it would expand financial and policy support to help achieve a goal for a quarter of Europe’s farmland to be organic by 2030 (LINK)

  • Literature 710 words, 3 translators: Publishing house Hoffmann & Campe decided to transform Amanda Gorman’s poem “The Hill We Climb” into its German version through the work of not one but three trusted language and culture experts: Kübra Gümüsay, Hadija Haruna-Oelker and Uda Strätling. The NYTimes has more details on the recent debate (LINK)

  • IG Live Alice Aedy is a filmmaker as well as the co-founder of Earthrise Studios and she is actively supporting feminism and climate justice 🙏🏻. This week, she invited Claire Barnett, Executive Director of UN Women UK, over for a digital Q&A to share insights on safe spaces and their recent campaigns (LINK)

  • Initiative Excited to see Diversity in Tech going live. Based on the three pillars network, pathway, ecosystem, the two founders, Mariam Koorang and Kiana Mardi, work with entrepreneurs, investors, companies and universities to create an industry that is free from bias and close gaps (LINK)

  • Music The sportswear brand Outdoor Voices publishes an amazing online magazine called The Recreationalist. Their latest playlist “One Big Playground” is worth being sent through your earphones or loud speakers on repeat while we spend time indoors. Or outdoors. And then indoors again (LINK)

  • Newsletter Writer and sharp out-of-the-box thinker Theresia Enzensberger is joining the Substack game. Her monthly curations are all about consumerism and artist features. Remember her awarded indie print magazine “Block”? (LINK)


(Play) writer Enis Maci studied literary writing and cultural sociology in Leipzig and London. Her collection of essays “Eiscafè Europa” blew my mind away when it hit the market two years ago. It is a modern analysis on how female resistance would look like today, taking a closer look at the work of Jeanne D’Arc, Sophie Scholl and the Albanian sworn virgins. The namesake Cafè is located in Gelsenkirchen, where she grew up.

Urbane Künste Ruhr sent me their magazine this week and they published an excerpt of the book. Their next exhibition is titled “Ruhr Ding: Klima” and is showing 21 art pieces in 21 public spaces in the cities of GK, Herne, Recklinghausen and Haltern am See (LINK)


JOBS (all based in Berlin & tentatively remote, all m/f/d)

  • Performance Marketing Manager, full-time - Soil Skincare (Website) // The female founder team is building a high-tech algorithm solution to create evidence-based personalized skincare. Tasks: Planning, executing and optimizing of campaign management (LINK)

  • Project Assistant, full-time - Neue deutsche Medienmacher // For their latest initiative “Together in Germany” they are looking for new team members with language skills in Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Turkish, French, English and German (LINK)

  • Brand Strategist, full-time - Gorillas // The instant grocery delivery service just surpassed their 1bn evaluation after existing for 9 months (unicorn alarm) and they scale fast. Tasks: Be responsible for brand strategy, create brand initiatives, lead research projects (LINK)


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