In the ten years since its conception, China’s Belt and Road Initiative has morphed into a trillion dollar global infrastructure enterprise. The attention it has been receiving is frequently mixed with suspicion about China’s presence on the global stage. However, any BRI project involves multiple actors beyond China and interacts with pre-existing infrastructure and conditions.
We are happy to announce the release of our audio feature “Mehr als Schienen und Straßen: Kulturelle Begegnungen entlang Chinas Neuer Seidenstraße.” produced by Berlin based journalist Susanne Balthasar. In this feature, we introduce our transcultural perspective of people-to people-connectivity (P2P) on China’s Belt and Road Initiative to the broader interested German public. The
For this episode, we invited Ghanaian academic and professor for African Languages and Literatures, Adams Bodomo to talk about language and identity, Africa – China – Europe relations, narratives about the Belt and Road initiative and cultural diplomacy. This episode is hosted by Linda Ammann Gerlach in collaboration with John Njenga Karugia and Daniel Kossmann.
The De:link // Re:link podcast explores local insights and new knowledges. We invite intellectuals from different backgrounds to engage them in conversations about new spatial configurations and local perspectives on transregional infrastructure projects. For this episode, we invited Kenyan author and public intellectual Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor to talk about knowledge production, China’s presence in Africa, Europe’s
Dr. Jamila Adeli presents the first episode of her mini-podcast series Kultur Macht Politik. The series is based on her postdoc research and engages with China’s new cultural policies and various responses to it in so-called new silk road regions. Her first episode is titled “Chinas Neue Kulturpolitik” (in German) and sheds light on the