Chapter 2 : If not you, then who?

Turkey's "Standing Man"

Sometimes it’s better to do nothing: How Erdem Gündüz kindled a protest movement with his hands in his pockets.

A new life every week

Are you working on an exciting project? Dedicated to a good cause? Here’s how you can bring others on board!

Egypt: Walls of Freedom

During the Egyptian revolution, Cairo’s walls became newspapers of resistance. Mural artist Ammar Abo Bakr tells their story - a story of power, politics and revolutionary fight.

soulbottles: Forget Plastic!

Did you know that your plastic bottles for your drink to go are not only damaging the environment but also your health? Two guys from Berlin developed a complete toxin-free and very stylish solution to solve this problem.

The reality of 1984 is now:
Are we all terrorists?

Orwell’s 1984 has become reality today. But why?

Colombia: When refugees build their own cities

A photo story on the invisible heroes of the “Comuna 8” district in Medellín.

How a French start-up is declaring war on garbage production

Wiithaa helps businesses and communities reduce their waste production and thus the costs of waste disposal with one ultimate goal: making waste disappear.

Ukraine: How everyone can make a change

You think you can’t change the world all by yourself? Then the “Wonderful” initiative in Ukraine is proving you wrong! The actions taken by these young people are changing the urban landscape of Kiev.

Cuba's urban farming revolution

Havanas’s unique agricultural infrastructure today provides an exemplary precedent that could be applied worldwide.

Lost in Waste:
Lagos’ new recycling methods

Lagos produces ten-thousand tons of waste every day. The start-up "Wecyclers" provides a fleet of cyclists that act as mobile recycling collectors in the poorer areas of the town.

Mapping harassment in Egypt

Can social media keep women from being harassed? This was the aim of the Egyptian start-up HarassMap when founded 4 years ago. We talked to women in Egypt: Did it actually help them?

Visualizing Palestine: Putting daily life in the picture

The reality of daily life for Palestinians is complex. But the initiative Visualizing Palestine took on the challenge of spreading the word, making “creative visuals to describe a factual rights-based narrative of Palestine/Israel”.

Colouring Afghanistan

Would you expect that Afghanistan's first graffiti artist is female? We talked to Shamsia Hassani about graffiti and her home country in Afghanistan.

How a car park turns into a place to be

Take one sandy car park, two friends and an idea: The result is La Carpa, a creative place where artists, musicians and the people of Seville meet to exchange ideas.

Protest Graffiti Art in Athens

Do you think that a crisis can make people more creative? It does! Here's the proof: the mood in Athens, Greece might be bad but the creativity in street art explodes.

Welcome to Lagos - one of the greatest cities on earth

It has often been said that if you can make it in Lagos, you can survive anywhere. Explore Nigeria's buzzing capital and find out: would you make it in Lagos?

Colombia: When gang members turn to art

Violent youth gangs are spreading fast in Colombian cities' poor neighborhoods. But thanks to a young initiative from Bogotá, fighters can now gain fame as artists.

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