Russian Artist Has Left His Mark In The Most Unexpected Places Across The Country And Beyond Its Borders

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Twenty-nine-year-old Stanislav Komissarov, aka Slava PTRK (an abbreviation of the word “Patriot”, his alias in computer games), is a street artist from the Urals. Nowadays he lives in Moscow and travels across Russia and Europe, leaving ‘mementos’ in different cities in the form of graffiti and installations that, by and large, deal with burning social…

Nummern für die Polizei! Geschichte und Gegenwart einer alten Forderung

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Berlin, 1. Mai 2011: Im Zuge der alljähr­li­chen Demons­tra­tionen zum Tag der Arbeit sind auch mehrere Zivil­po­li­zis­tInnen im Einsatz und rein äußer­lich nicht von Demons­tran­tInnen zu unter­scheiden. Gegen Abend wird ein Zivil­po­li­zist zum Opfer einer Prügel­at­tacke von unifor­mierten Kollegen: Er erhält Faust­schläge ins Gesicht, Pfef­fer­spray wird einge­setzt. Der derart miss­han­delte Poli­zist – er ist einer…

The 1968 sci-fi that spookily predicted today

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In his 1968 novel Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner  imagined life in 2010, correctly forecasting wearable technology, Viagra, video calls, same-sex marriage, the legalisation of cannabis, and the proliferation of mass shootings. Equally compelling, however – and even more instructive – is the process by which Brunner constructed this society of his future and our present.Read…