Stones that speak

On Friday I showed you bits of my neighbourhood, which was created during the days of working class housing- and food shortages that followed World War I and the breakup of the Habsburg Empire.  But of course this problem extended to all of Vienna, and the cooperative garden settlements that were built in the 1920s … More Stones that speak

Fridays for Future

Time for a pro-nature conservation rant (after all, my VienNature Culturegram has the word “nature” in it, and I´ve been neglecting that part a bit). “Species have always gone extinct”.  “The earth´s climate has changed many times before”.  This and other unscientific global warming and climate change myths  are commonly spouted by the uninformed and … More Fridays for Future

Underneath it all – the long cultural history of the head scarf at Weltmuseum Wien

Headgear doesn’t define a woman´s position, but in Austria´s (and much of Western Europe´s) current political climate, the head scarf has become a symbol-laden topic of political debate. The garment has become a veiled metaphor for something else in political rhetoric. Not coincidentally, I think, the Weltmuseum Wien now has a special exhibition, not on … More Underneath it all – the long cultural history of the head scarf at Weltmuseum Wien