The ‘far-left political club and youth center’ Conne Island in
Leipzig, Germany, experienced a form of self-inflicted cultural
enrichment, after an outreach program for refugees forced them to
release a statement of failure.
The idea was to promote integration as a way to reach out to the
newcomers and support the ‘refugees welcome culture’. The staff
organized skateboarding and bicycling workshops as well as German
language lessons, and welcomed the refugees to their dance nights for a
discount price of only 50 cents.
The idea itself turned out to be naive and short-sighted, although
compassionate in intent. According to the statement there was a steep increase in sex crimes, violence and theft. As a result the club saw it’s female members dissipate.
Josef Albers (1888-1976) of Dessau, Germany, Black Mountain, North Carolina, and New Haven, Connecticut, was a painter, printmaker, and art teacher advocating a disciplined approach to composition, form, and color. Found within the papers are biographical materials, writings, a recorded lecture, and photographs. The bulk of the collection consists of printed materials.
Citation: Josef Albers (left) and Ken Tyler, circa 1968 / unidentified photographer. Josef Albers papers, 1929-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
“Josef Newgarden is who I would hands-down nominate. Sharna would love to partner you in next season, or I guess two seasons. Because next season you’re gonna be kinda busy. But you should do it. Your new teammate Helio Castroneves did it with some success.”
People think it means Sharna is taking a season off for S24. IMO he keeps saying “you” in reference to Josef, so I didn’t think he was speaking about her. But who knows.