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2016

Headwind revolution

Emmanuel Macron: Revolution

: VG commentator Frithjof Jacobsen says in the book Project Prime Minister that "modern politics is not about educating the people and seeking support for ideological principles, but about seeking to understand what answers people want to hear"

To share is to live 

Alfred Hermida: Tell EveryoneWhy We Share and Why It Matters

: We all live in the nation Facebook – therefore we should mobilize a critical understanding of how this nation works. 

Bordered with boundless violence

Recce Jones: Violent Borders Refugees and the Right to Move

: The state has always tried to prevent people from moving freely and unbound. But is not man really nomadic in nature?

Above the skyscraper 

Ciro Najle: The Generic Sublime

: The Generic Sublime thinks broadly and ambitiously about a new type of urban architecture. 

Living is enough

Judith Hermann: Lettipark Stories S

: With a few sentences, Judith Hermann can roam through a lifetime.

The environmental crisis from the perspective of the stars

David Grinspoon: Earth in Human Hands – Shaping Our Planet's Future

: The day we help instead of disturbing the climate, we can talk about the "mature anthropocene".

The art of aging

Simone de Beauvoir: About old age Translated by Bente Christensen

: In order to have a good and dignified old age, we should continue to pursue goals that give life meaning.

Gude Man

Yuval Noah Harari: Homo Deus A Brief History Of Tomorrow

: Do you think you control your own destiny? The real power lies with the networks.

Post-Francoic stress syndrome

Javier Marías: Thus Bad Begins Translated by Margaret Jull CostaHamish

: Nobel laureate Javier Marías writes strongly about Spain in the years after Franco.

Explosive and jargon-heavy about contemporary art

Mikkel Bolt: The metamorphosis of contemporary art

: The metamorphoses of contemporary art are perhaps too interesting.

Surfing against all odds

Philip Gnadt, Mickey Yamine, Germany, 2016: Gaza Surf Club.

: This beautiful documentary takes us to the surfing world of the Gaza Strip and reveals an impressive resilience in a besieged population.

Extreme artist's mirror

Marina Abramovic: Walk Through Walls

: Marina Abramovic's autobiography is as uncompromising and confrontational as her performance art.