MONTHLY UPDATE - NOVEMBER 2017
It’s getting cold outside. Some of us are escaping to warmer regions, some are holding themselves up under their blankets.
But warmth is not just about temperature.
Heat arises through friction. Between atoms, between bodies and between emotions. Constantly we are steering ourselves through joy and sorrow, fear and safety, pain and love.
MINT collective is preparing for winter now. Looking for friction... We had a wonderful meeting in Frankfurt, giving new heat to our work. We have big changes, spreading love and safety and we are happy to share the emerging warmth with all of you.
WHAT WE DID
It's almost a tradition for Kasper to start looking back at the summer when the dark days arrive. Maybe it's a longing or maybe it's just a way to digest a time full of impressions and expectations. This November he took a look back at a road trip through Sweden.
The University Medical Center in Groningen (UMCG) is well known for their successful fight against hyper resistant bacteria. The micro biological department of the hospital has been doing a great job for years now and caught the attention of the German magazine SPIEGEL Wissen.
Marcel photographed the atmosphere in UMCG's research and teaching facilities.
For the December issue of Greenpeace Magazine, Mario spent some time with Andreas Pawelzik, a local politician of the green party in Diepholz, Germany. Situated in the middle of nowhere, Diepholz is mostly run by the Christian Democratic Union. Pawelzik has therefore been fighting against windmills in the last 20 years, trying to bring renewable energy and a better dealing with local nature to the political agenda. A tough job.
The flame of the revolution has its origin in Halle and was used as a symbol of communist parties, today there is a reconstruction in the “Städtische Galerie” in Wolfsburg. After a long research, a five-part video series was created.
For a special food issue of FAZ Magazine, Patrick visited Jörg Ullmann, biologist and director of Europe's first micro algae farm in Klötze, Germany. In this remote area Jörg and his team are researching and developing modern methods of nutriment. Could sea weed be the food of the future?
Back in October Charlotte photographed European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager for Capital Magazine's December issue. Prior to working in The EU, Danish Margrethe Vestager was an important figure in Danish politics for many years. Charlotte photographed Vestager as she gave different keynote speeches around the city of Copenhagen and did portraits of the commisioner at the Danish Parliament Christianborg, a place that has had great meaning for Vestager in the past.
Two years have passed since Jens first met five kids during their first days in a welcome class in Berlin Lichtenberg. Welcome classes are the first step into a "normal life" after the arduous journey of refugee children. While dreaming of a better life they learn the language, the culture and the everyday life in Germany. Between the joy of safety and the fear of deportation they try to live a normal life.
Today they are past their childhood and became teenagers.
Edona came from Kosovo, Ahmad, Amjad and Wael from Syria, Valeria from Moldavia.Valeria has been deported back to the balkans, the other four are still living in Berlin. After two years Jens met them again.
commissioned by Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
Heike Noe is a geriatric nurse and works in a small home for the elderly in the south of Germany. The hourly pay for a geriatric nurse in Germany is 15â‚¬/h, laying in between building cleaners and car-body painters. She says she wouldnt take another job for any money in the world, but Germany lacks 30.000 people in her profession today, rising quickly. Felix was given a glance of her work that she does admirably and selflessly during an assignment for DIE ZEIT.
WHAT WE SAW
WHAT WE THOUGHT ABOUT