SCIENCE & RESEARCH
“Every scientist dreams of doing something that can help the world.”
– Tu Youyou, Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine
Through contemporary research on the conditions of the 40 year history of the erstwhile German Democratic Republic (GDR), the International Research Centre DDR (IF DDR), provides foresighted analyses on key aspects of East German society such as on the organization of its economy, the public health care system, the judiciary, the agricultural and educational system, that embody a wealth of relevant knowledge for progressive movements seeking to tackle social challenges today.
„Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.“
– Francis Bacon
Connexus International is committed to meaningful human exchange via the transformative power of a live, participatory, inclusive, knowledge-imparting experience through conferencing, on some of the most urgent issues facing humanity.
ARTS & CULTURE
„All of us in the academy and in the culture at large are called to renew our minds if we are to transform educational institutions-and society-so that the way we live, teach, and work can reflect our joy in cultural diversity, our passion for justice, and our love of freedom.“
– bell hooks
Arts & Culture are powerful tools to enhance communication and a sense of belonging. Connexus will support projects that foster cultural exchanges to promote tolerance and international understanding.
„Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they [the oppressed] are so that they can more wisely build the future.“
– Paolo Freire – Pedagogy of the Oppressed
The Hobo Dyer World Map
The Hobo-Dyer projection is an “equal area” projection that correctly reflects the relative size of countries, and is conducive to changing outdated geographic perceptions of the Global South and supporting a modern cartography that is “more equitable for all peoples.” Connexus International is committed to supporting progressive education and to contribute to the public discourse on the history and hegemony in the field of cartography and make a variety of maps widely available under a Creative Commons license.
Watch this space for new developments.
„To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.“
– Nelson Mandela
Connexus International offers support and expertise for our partners in the MENA region, for capacity-enhancing workshops, educational projects that serve their communities, for their work in human rights education, the empowerment and leadership development of women and youth in underresourced and underserved communities.
„We believe that an individual must endeavor to assume the universalism inherent in the human condition.“
– Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks
By translating internationalist works from German into English and from languages of the Global South into German, Perspektive Internationale endeavors to advance the perception and dissemination of positions that are dedicated to the struggle for a solidary world community.