Issue I/2023 - Living on less

Living on less (Issue I/2023)

Thema: Verzicht

“My cuisine is decolonised”

A conversation with Sean Sherman

The restaurant Owamni in Minneapolis is one of the best in the USA. Its owner Sean Sherman is both a chef and an activist. On serving food with explosive political power.


Living on less

Generation celibacy

by Nadia Kara

On the social media platform TikTok, #celibacy has become a global trend. Why are more and more young people voluntarily abstaining from sex?


World report

Threatened, interrogated, fired

by Eileen Sosin Martínez

The atmosphere in for journalists in Cuba is increasingly tense. As a last resort, they are turning to the internet - or exile


Blind Spot

by Khashayar Naderehvandi

Cosmopolitanism and tolerance: these are the values Sweden stands for. But now a shift to the right is sweeping through the country - and its colourful image is crumbling. How could this happen?


In practice

“The music is full of sorrow and longing”

Interview with Kornelia Binicewicz

The project “Intimacy of Longing” uses interviews and mixtapes to tell the stories of Turkish women who migrated to Germany. On the link between music and homeland


A phone call with...

What would you like to happen in Russia?

commented by Ekaterina Schulmann

Russia cannot disappear from the face of the earth. It is still a large urbanised country and home to many educated people. That’s why I would like to see a qui...


I think, that ...

I think that art needs time to emerge

commented by Cécile Wajsbrot

In a world of fast-moving news about the War in Ukraine and climate change, it is often hard to take time to create art. But literature works on a different clock: It needs time to form and silence to emerge.



“Colonialism keeps going”

Interview with Abdulrazak Gurnah

In his books, Abdulrazak Gurnah takes a close-up look at life under colonial rule - and probes both his East African roots and his British homeland. A conversation.



The end of excess

by Kai Schnier

Looking into the pages of our new magazine.


Cultural spot

The Maut Ka Kuwa in Rajkot

by Siddharth Kaneria

Our author reports on a dangerous and high-adrenalin stunt show that he has been following since he was a child. 



The goddess cat

by Fernando Trujillo

About a special animal in Colombia.


What's different elsewhere

Roasting and Rugby

by Damon Galgut

A glimpse into the pages of our new magazine.


A house in ...

A House in Mallorca

by Jess Smee

The scientist Maria Teresa Escalas lives in her modernist home in Mallorca, overlooking a rocky bay called Cala Santanyí.


How I became me

A healing journey


The author Musa Okwonga hasn’t looked back on his decision to leave his home country. On a life between Eton College, day-to-day life in Berlin and memories of Uganda.



Living on less

“We need a culture of less”

Interview with Vandana Shiva

For half a century, activist and author Vandana Shiva has been criticising the excesses of the global economy and arguing for a simple life. A conversation about false abundance and the necessity of downsizing.


What couldn’t you do without?

Fatma Aydemir, T.C. Boyle

What do you need in life? From Canada to South Africa to Pakistan, people around the globe explain what they can’t live without. Here Fatma Aydemir and T. C. Boyle say what is indispensable.


The island that’s left behind

by Gundula Haage

In the middle of the Saloum river delta in Senegal lies the island of Diamniadio. Here people live off the sea – but every year the nets get a little emptier.