This week, World Stories looks at innovative ways to meet human needs. In Lesotho, the Katse Dam supplies power to local residents and clean water to South Africa; in Bangladesh, villagers are funding their own college, in Moscow, a private citizen built an imaginative wooden playground, and the UN is looking at Mexican mesquite bugs as one solution to world hunger.
Marion Ackermann is director of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf. She is the only woman to head a major German museum. She has a PhD in art history and is said to be in the running for the job of director at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She is 41 years old and has four children. She takes Talking Germany behind the scenes at her museum.
This week we'll revisit the art world's one-time bad boy, the late Christoph Schlingensief and look back at the year 1938, and the impact of the Nazis on cultural history. We'll also visit a hard-hitting musician in Berlin and even celebrate ourselves, with a look back at 10 years of Arts.21.
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