The movie Wonderland (2013) by Halil Altindere shows a rappers’ protest against the government’s urban transformation project and gentrification in Sulukule, threatening its cultural heritage and destroying inhabitants’ lives. The movie was on view in MoMAPS1 in New York.
Since several years … Read the rest
Brussels, until recently the flaking and run-down Belgian capital, became a small metropolis over the past 20 years. The demographics changed so radically here that according to recent research only 32.1% of the Brussels population still has (deep) Belgian … Read the rest
Live, from New York, the city whose landmarks are famous all over the world, a world center for shipping, transportation, communications, finance, fashions and above all entertainment. A city that pulsates always because of the millions of people who… Read the rest
In this video journalist Mário Alves talks about questions many Portuguese worry about in these times of crisis. I had a drink with him at the fabulous Miradouro of Adamastor in Lisbon.
In his opinion his fellow Portuguese should … Read the rest
In the center of Dhaka, there is Korail: the Bengali capital’s largest and longest-standing informal settlement of between 40.000 and 100.000 poor people who came to occupy the brackish ground more than 20 years ago. They work in the … Read the rest
Mindanao is the second largest of the 7107 islands which together form the Philippines. Five percent of the population here is Muslim, a small minority in the Catholic Philippines.
Islamic resistance movements oppose harsh discrimination with armed conflict, murder, … Read the rest