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26.03.2019

Over the past several years, 26 authors have come to Leipzig as Picador Guest Professors for Literature, teaching literature and creative writing at the Institute for American Studies and engaging in a dialogue on US literature with the wider public. In this anniversary event, we want to celebrate the professorship with the authors Josh Weil and Don Mee Choi, who will read from their work and discuss the civic...

26.02.2019

Interventions in the human genome, the development of artificial intelligence, experiments on animals - how far can the freedom of science, research and teaching enshrined in the constitutional law go? 
According to a survey of the Science Barometer 2018, only 40 percent of respondents believe that scientists are researching for the good of society, 46 percent are undecided. The most important reason to distrust...

17.01.2019

Activists and social movements took a significant influence the younger German history and the development of society and the economy. New concepts of shared economy and “common weal economy” are challenging the common ideals of the economy. How does activism effect society and economy? How important are active citizens and activistc movements for the society and where are their limits?

The panelists:

  • Dr. Sebastian...

16.01.2019

The new members of the Handelsblatt Hall of Fame of Family-Owned Enterprises are Stefan Messer, CEO Management Board, Messer Group, Martin Krengel, CEO Management Board, WEPA SE and the Pilz Family, Pilz GmbH & Co. KG. They were honoured within the framework of a festive dinner in the Charles Hotel in Munich.

09.01.2019

Louis-Philippe Dalembert and Sasha Pimentel are talking to Jan Wilm

21.11.2018

Picador Guest Professor Sasha Pimentel, with roots in the Philippines, is an American poet and author. She became famous with her books "For Want of Water" and "Inside She Swallowed". Together with the literary critic and translator Jan Wilm she will talk about her books.

Event takes place in English.

Date: 26 November 2018, 7 pm
Location: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9-11, 04107 Leipzig 
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01.11.2018

The population of the cities is growing. The use and optimization of the available space is therefore becoming increasingly important. Concepts such as that of the "smart city" are intended to make cities more participative, and thus more sustainable and liveable.

But how do you best meet the requirements of urban conurbations? What can architecture and urban planning do to meet the growing demand for quality of...

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