Inspired by colleagues who started fundraisers to support the Ukraine, I decided start another small fundraiser with at least 50 copies of my Postsadness Taipei book. For a donation of 25 Euro (or more) to an organization of your choice which is supporting humanitarian help in the Ukraine, you will receive one copy of Postsadness Taipei.
The book has 142 pages and contains 90 color images and 5 essays about political, social and urban transformation in Taiwan. The size is 23 x 28 cm.
Please support people in the Ukraine and learn more about Taiwan - another democratic, freedom-loving country which is threatened by a superpower!
If you are living in an EU country: please send your post address and a receipt/screenshot of your donation. If you prefer, you can send the money to me via bank transfer or paypal and I will do the donation (you will receive the receipt/screenshot). Within EU, I pay for shipping, all your money will be donated.
If you live outside EU, please contact me in advance because shipping this rather large book is very expensive. We will find a solution to handle postage and customs.
Mannheim hilft ohne Grenzen e.V. (campaign by my local city council in cooperation with their partner city in Ukraine)
Empfänger: Mannheim hilft ohne Grenzen e.V.
IBAN: DE23 6709 0000 0095 9221 04
Bank: VR Bank Rhein-Neckar eG
International Red Cross
Ukranian Red Cross
Ärzte ohne Grenzen / Doctors Without Borders
A list of organizations compiled by Deutsches Zentralinstitut für soziale Fragen:
Postsadness Taipei is a research-based book project which combines photography with text to study Taipei´s ongoing change amidst an authoritarian past and an uncertain future. With a focus on the social landscape of Taipei, it explores the interplay between societal and urban transformation. Taiwan has achieved a remarkable peaceful transition from dictatorship to democracy since the lift of martial law in 1987. At the same time, in the 1990s, the greater Taipei area began to emerge as a node in the global urban network. Societal modernization and rapid urbanization shaped the face of Taiwan´s capital city, and led to a rather complex urban environment which is characterized by a close proximity between the modern and the traditional. Today, Taipei is the most cosmopolitan, progressive and open-minded place in East Asia, but the city is facing old and new challenges: political legacies from the White Terror era, a growing social inequality and the ever-smoldering cross-strait conflict which threatens the city´s liberal atmosphere and the democratic rights of its citizens.
Text is in German and English. Published in 2016.