In this episode: photographer Pierre Winther, discovering the fairy tale qualities of Sweden, creating landscapes with tiny people by British artist Slinkachu, bikes made from unusual and environmentally friendly materials, and Frankfurt's Städel Museum is celebrating its 200th anniversary by looking forward with a stronger digital presence.
Dieter Overath founded the non-profit organization TransFair in 1992. The organization supports fair trade with developing counties and awards the Fair Trade seal in Germany. The organization's founder says Germany is still a developing country when it comes to fair trade. On Talking Germany, Dieter Overath talks about his ideas on how to get Germans to abandon their "greed is good" mentalility.
German musicians in Texas: 22 German acts played their fingers off at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin. We were there. Plus: we meet the Woods of Birnam, a band that combines music and acting. Also on hand: dance high-flyer Zedd, rappers Die Fantastischen Vier, indie electro trio B.O.X.E.R and pop rockers Reamonn.
Arts.21 goes international this week. We show how Africa is overcoming its colonial past with modern design. How China's rulers are making culture their personal purview, and how Israeli artists are taking Berlin. And how a nerdy East German schoolboy became the star of a world-famous rock band.