Flüchtlingskrise außer Kontrolle? Neues Containerdorf in der Innenstadt von Trier!

Grelle gelbe Scheinwerfer, eine Absperrung und ein frierender Sicherheitsmann sollen wohl die vier Trierer Rechtsextremen auf Abstand halten. Im Vergleich zu dem Zelt (rechts hinten zu sehen) machen die Container einen winterfesten Eindruck, bieten allerdings kaum Privatsphäre. Problematisch ist auch der Lärm, den die wenigen Bewohner verursachen: dieser ist eigentlich nur mit Ohrenschützern zu ertragen.

Trier Kornmarkt

Photo of Xavier Bettel giving shoes to homeless person

A photo of Luxembourg’s premier Xavier Bettel spontaneously giving shoes to a homeless person has appeared on the web:

Iconic photo of Xavier Bettel giving shoes away

Now that I’ve got your attention: Please support this project on Kickstarter which is trying to raise funds for a charity concert where donations will be collected to help Caritas Luxembourg help homeless people.

If you’re not working in the financial sector, you might think this sounds overly complicated. It makes sense, though: Your small contribution on Kickstarter can help set something much bigger in motion. Just think of it as starting an avalanche a forest fire a pyramid scheme a multiplier. Also, if you like simple solutions, why don’t we just let the homeless live in the Philharmonie?

P.S. (July 21, 2015): This film offers a glimpse into the live of homeless people in Luxembourg:

A much better bus map of Luxembourg city

Luxembourg city’s official bus map (the “spaghetti monster“) might be among the worst in the world, but what would it look like if it was redesigned by someone who knows what they’re doing?

For an answer, have a look at Jug Cerović’s unofficial map and his redesign process.

Update June 4: Jug’s map might be officially adopted!
Update June 5: This article on tageblatt.lu (in German) reveals that an (unnamed) external agency created the original map in under a month.
Update June 8: It’s happening! Bye bye spaghetti monster, hello INAT map.

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