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20 Mar 2011

Cityscapes Blog | tales from 12 Asian and European cities

[caption id="attachment_8330" align="alignright" width="450" caption="An advertisement of "drilling and cutting concrete" in Ha Noi - photo by Le Nguyen Ba Thang"][/caption]

The Goethe-Institut has launched a great Cityscapes Blog tracing people and lives in Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Manila, Hanoi, Saigon, Auckland, Bangkok, Berlin, Istanbul & Prague.

Diverse, fascinating, vibrant tales: Responding individually to a collective impetus, teams of three young bloggers from twelve cities upload texts, photos, and multimedia. Every month, they will be given a new topic, so every month, their entries will be new and unique. Step by step, they will create a kaleidoscope of impressions, opinions, ideas and… plain fun.

The Cityscapes Blog is an initiative by German cultural institution Goethe-Institut. It aims to make visible what unites us and what may divide us, to create an awareness for the necessity to act locally in response to global issues. It endeavours to research the human condition of the young urban dweller in the 21st century.

January 2011 theme was 'My year in the city', February was 'Going local' and in March 2011, bloggers have plenty to say on the theme 'Sex in my city'.