Excursion to the memorial “Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße”

There’s almost no corner in Dresden where you wouldn’t stumble over an astonishing piece of history. On our tour last Saturday we went a little off the beaten track and visited the memorial “Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße”, a prison of the “Staatsicherheit”, the official state security service during the former GDR era. It was used to imprison political opponents who criticized the system and was repurposed into a memorial space to inform people about the happenings. Our guide, a time witness was able to give us a deep insight into the prisoners daily life and didn’t spare any details about the […]

Tips for the upcoming Week
23 February – 1 March 2018

Friday, 23 February: Intercultural DIY Workshop Making things by yourself is a current trend which helps not only the environment but also your wallet. Although it may seem as though some everyday products are difficult to make at home, this workshop from the organization “Cambio” is here to show you just how easy it is to make things at home. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find this event earlier, as it first began in January and has already handled themes such as cooking and knitting. This week features the second workshop regarding cosmetic and hygiene articles, while next week will […]

Tips for the upcoming week
16 – 22 February 2018

Friday, 16 February: Keegan McInroe & Friends (Concert) The charismatic and exceptional Texan singer and songwriter Keegan McInroe will this year once more make a stop in Dresden during his European tour. The band led by McInroe is composed by 6 other members, playing the guitar, keyboard, harp, bass and drums. Known for his striking bourbon polished voice, he brings together classic protest songs with blues. Accompanied by other talented musicians, get ready for a night along the entire jazz and folk spectrum, with songs ranging from acoustic ballads all the way to wild electronic bluesrock. Without a doubt this […]

Tips for the upcoming week
8 – 14 February 2018

Thursday, 8 February: Wind River (German Premiere) Do not miss the German premiere of this box office success, dealing with important yet relatively widely unknown issues on the last frontier of the American wilderness. This chilling thriller follows a rookie FBI agent who teams up with a local game tracker in order to investigate the murder of a girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death. The director, Taylor Sheridan, explained how the opening “inspired by true events” card was a reference to the thousands of actual stories just like it, involving sexual […]

13 February and its significance for Dresden
Historical background and guidelines

  Historic Background World War II in Germany and Europe The second world war lasted 6 years (1939-1945) and represented the largest military conflict in history, involving all of the great powers of the 20th century and killing millions of people from many different countries across the world. It was the first time in recorded history that the civilian population was effected more severely than that of the military. For the first time entire urban areas were destroyed using air attacks. Cities like Warsaw (Poland), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Coventry (United Kingdom) and Dresden (Germany) became symbols of this destruction. In addition to Dresden, many big and […]

Tips for the upcoming week
1 February – 7 February 2018

Thursday, 1 February: Rob Tognoni (Concert) Known as the Tasmanian Devil due to his powerfully charged performances and his origins in Tasmania, Australia, Rob Tognoni was firt introduced to Europe by blues master Dave Hole in 1994. After 40 years, his explosive guitar playing and unique songs are now being compared with the greats of his genre and have firmly established him in the European venues and festivals as well as attracting many fans of hard rock blues worldwide. At the 2017 Sweden Rock Festival he was described as a blues showman with superstar attributes. If you are a fan […]

Tips for the upcoming week
25 – 31 January 2018

Thursday, 25 January: Anne Clark – I’ll Walk Out Into Tomorrow (Film) Anne Clark, the English poet and spoken word-artist, has been celebrated worldwide on stage for more than 30 years. As a pioneer in electronic music, she set standards as an iconic eloquent, yet modest rebel shaped by the punk scene. Her poetry work with experimental musicians occupies a region bounded roughly by electronic, dance and avant-garde genres, with varying hard as well as orchestral styles. Her lyrics deal mainly with the imperfections of humanity, everyday life and politics. All in all, she has been highly idolized over the […]

Tips for the upcoming week
18 – 24 January 2018

Thursday, 18 January: Werewolf Evening Every night, while the villagers are asleep, vicous werewolves roam the streets, slowly killing the village’s inhabitants one by one. In an attempt to save his fellow villagers, a doctor also awakes every evening, searching for those who might have been attacked by the werewolves or even in an attempt to save himself. In this mythological place, seers also have the power to see the werewolves at night. As each day begins, the villagers gather in the town center and discuss who is it they believe may be a werewolf. For their own safety, they […]

FameLab Dresden 27 March 2018
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INVITATION FameLab Germany enters its seventh year – sign up now to participate in one of the most fun and entertaining science communication competitions: The regional heat FameLab Germany: Dresden will be held on Tuesday, March 27th, in Dresden. “FameLab – Talking Science” is an international competition to find the best new talent in science communication. The aim of FameLab is to encourage young scientists to inspire and excite the public’s imagination with a vision of science in the 21st century. On stage, candidates have just three minutes to present their topic to a panel of expert judges and to […]

DRESDEN-concept welcomes 400 international researchers

  On Thursday 11 January 2018 about 400 international researchers and their partners together with professors and colleagues from all DRESDEN-concept institutions gathered at a very special location in Dresden to hear about Dresden research innovations and to link ideas. DRESDEN-concept has invited all those visiting researchers who arrived Dresden since 2016 in order to welcome them at Albertinum, the Galerie Neue Meister, which is the youngest museum of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Professor Hans Müller-Steinhagen, chairman of DRESDEN-concept and rector of TU Dresden, together with Dirk Hilbert, mayor of Dresden, Prof. Marion Ackermann, director general of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden […]