Prosafestival – jippie!...

Zum 15. Mal laden Markus Köhle und Robert Renk – unterstützt von Carmen Sulzenbacher und Martin Fritz – zum Prosafestival in Innsbruck. Die Eingeladenen kommen aus dem gesamten deutschen Sprachraum. Altersgrenzen, Geschmackspräferenzen oder Verlagsprovenienzen sind dabei nicht ausschlaggebend, vielmehr die Qualität der Texte, gepaart mit der Qualität, dieses trefflich präsentieren zu können. Auch dieses Jahr werden wieder 12 Autor(inn)en aus dem In- und Ausland aus neuen Arbeiten lesen und zwar in der Stadtbibliothek (Donnerstag), am Freitag, den 7. April sind wir mit unserem PROSA FESTIVAL zu Gast in der Wagner’schen Buchhandlung und der Abschluss findet heuer erstmals im Freien Theater statt. Da darf dann auch getanzt werden! Das Programm kann sich jedenfalls sehen (oder besser gesagt vor-lesen) lassen! Donnerstag, 6. April 2017, 20:00 Stadtbücherei Innsbruck/Colingasse 5a Jonas LÜSCHER, Dana GRIGORCEA, Markus MITTERMANNSGRUBER, Markus BINDER   Freitag 7. April 2017, 20:00 Wagner’sche Buchhandlung/Museumstraße 4 Thomas MEINECKE, Ágnes CZINGULSKI, Lorenz LANGENEGGER, Mascha DABIC   Samstag, 8. April 2017, 20:00 Freies Theater Innsbruck/Wilhelm-Greil-Straße 23 Joachim ZELTER, Petra PIUK, Nora GOMRINGER, DJ MEINECKE Viel Freude bei diesem Ohrenschmaus! Moderation: Markus Köhle und Robert Renk Eintritt: freiWILLIGE Spenden (aber wirklich) http://www.facebook.com/innsbruckerprosafestival...

Far from home

About homelessness in Africa and Europe The last time a global survey was attempted – by the United Nations in 2005 – an estimated 100 million people were homeless worldwide. As many as 1.6 billion people lacked adequate housing (Habitat, 2015). Getting an accurate picture of global homelessness is extremely challenging. Definitions of homelessness vary from country to country, census data is normally collected based on household and while most census data takes into account those living in shelters and receiving government aid, but on the other hand there is uncountable and “hidden homeless” – those who may be residing in inadequate settlements such as slums, streets, rural areas and squatting in structures not intended for housing, couch surfing with friends and family, and those who relocate periodically. As mentioned above homelessness and its definition vary from country to country or continent to continent, comparing Africa and Europe or Somalia and Austria it is not an easy topic; in Somalia and Africa situation is more devastated and unpleasant severe. There are 400,000 „internally displaced people“ in Somalia. 1 – 3 million Somalis have fled the wars and conflict in their country as refugees over the last 14 years to go to Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia and elsewhere, another study indicates one million Somalis are homeless mostly young children at the age of 15 or younger!, the streets of big cities in Somalia like Mogadishu, Kismaayo,Baydhabo, Hargeisa, Garowe and Lasanod are full of orphanages which are in their early years of life under the age of 15. Of course there are challenges and homeless people in our society here in Austria but in my opinion things are much better according to other countries particularly Africa and the countries like Somalia....