In our new event format FOTO MATINEE, journalist Margit Miosga (rbb-Kulturradio, among others) discusses with her guests, publicist Barbara Sichtermann and sociologist Prof. Simone Scherger, the background of our current exhibition Im [Un]Ruhestand.
The number of older working people in Germany is increasing rapidly. The labor force participation of 60- to 64-year-olds has almost tripled in the last ten years. At the same time, fewer and fewer people will be available to the labor market in the coming years. A retirement age of 69 is currently being discussed.
For more than seven years Lübeck-based photographer Arne Wesenberg has been portraying the reality of life of those who – voluntarily or out of economic necessity – have been working in their old age. Im [Un]Ruhestand provides in more than 200 portraits individual answers to questions about demographic aging, a functioning pension system and the importance of working in our society.
Margit Miosga is an author, radio journalist and editor. Since 1979 she has been working as a journalist in Berlin, where she mainly works for radio, among others in the editorial department of the ZEITPUNKTE of rbb-Kulturradio.
Simone Scherger is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bremen at the SOCIUM Research Center for Inequality and Social Policy. From 2010 to 2017 she was head of the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Paid work beyond pension age in Germany and the UK”.
Barbara Sichterman is a German publicist and writer. She is regarded as one of the intellectuals of the 1968 generation. Both in essays and in her non-fiction publications, she writes in a very idiosyncratic but undogmatic way about women’s emancipation and pedagogy, among other things. She works regularly for various media. Until 2015 she was a juror of the Grimme Prize and from 2010 to 2012 a juror of the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
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The FOTO MATINEE is part of the project XB-Lab, promoted through the model program “Utopolis – Soziokultur im Quartier“ as part of the cross-departmental strategy Soziale Stadt “Nachbarschaften stärken, Miteinander im Quartier“ of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.