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On the occasion of the turn of the century

by Aaron Pinsker and Norbert Pintsch

The DGFK was founded almost fifty years ago. The practical engagement with cultures was implemented in many projects according to a model which used and demonstrated the various interdependencies in culture.

Projects emerged through initiatives, collaborations and activities, initially in Central Europe and after 1990 increasingly in other countries.

From around 2010, we started to collect results and examples into our own (DGFK) archive and assigned them to topics such as interviews, sounds, movies, slide shows, animations, books, posters, etc.

The year 2000 is a turning point in the DGFK, because at the end of 1999 analogue printing of the DGFK newsletter as well as of Indus-River, Sanaga Rivière, Rio Magdalena and Hekla was discontinued.

The reason for this was increasing digitization of media. This also led to increasing depth of the digital information, so that the DGFK established its own website, sponsored by a company, because one of our projects showed pilot character at the EXPO2000 show.

An eShop was installed for selling certain handicraft products from the projects, but ultimately it was abandoned as it did not appear to be suitable for the individually unique items.

In similar manner some websites were also removed because they were no longer necessary or technically obsolete (for example Internet radio projects). But they are stored in the archive and available to interested quarters.

The partner initiatives had their own websites, which were supplemented early on by flexible blogs:










Other project partners, some of them no longer active, are:

www.dolls-project.com (Groenland),

www.royalglobage.com (UAE),

ac-criti-project.com (Griechenland),

www.id-museum.com (Island).

With the help of DGFK, partner societies in other project countries were established, such as:

www.sparc-project.blogspot.com (Pakistan),

www.spocabangladesh.blosspot.com (BanglaDesh),

www.spaetcolombia.blogspot.com (Kolumbien),

www.spathcameroon.blogspot.com (Kamerun),

www.spaetcolombia.blogspot.com (Kolumbien),

www.sutolsrilanka.blogspot.com (SriLanka),

www.sodshnepal.blogspot.com (Nepal),

www.semoliceland.blogspot.com (Island),

www.spokupolonia.blogspot.com (Polen).

In the course of time, a plethora of active participants, supporters and partners entered into the projects and their names are duly collected in the DGFK archive or can be found in search engines:


If a name (for example (Karola Groch,Werner Schroeder, Monika Kuppler, Renate Perner,Marlis Bartkiewitz-Schmitt, u.a.)) is associated with a certain activity or a certain support organization, e.g. the SES, it can be found there too.

Some friends of the DGFK have separated and put their work in the context of a company or organization (e.g. Fronzeck, Heckes, Klapper, Polzer, Sauter, Christ, Borgmann, Stober) or chosen an art platform for their efforts. We do have one person, who has selflessly devoted all her energy and efforts towards the benefit of the general public around the globe (Siller).

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