The "Home" Dossier

  • Life on the streets of Paris: Finding a home for the night

    By on Jan. 18, 2016

    More than 10,000 people in Paris are living on the streets: in metro stations or self-made shelters constructed from cardboard and wooden pallets. Dragging their belongings behind them, they spend their lives traipsing across the French capital; sometimes they are looking for shelter, sometimes just a hot coffee. Our reporter visits a homeless shelter.

  • After COP21, the climate change fight gets closer to home

    The UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) was one of the biggest events of 2015, an event that saw many young people make their voices heard, telling politicians the shape they wanted their future to take. Since we're all entitled to our two cents, cafébabel encourages you to start as close to home as possible. Reuse, recycle and above all don’t use up too much. You're part of a bigger world.

  • Stefan Strumbel: Heimat is where your heart is

    By on Jan. 4, 2016

    In his series of sculptures and artistic installations, German artist Stefan Strumbel takes as his subject Heimat, a continually recurring notion in Germany. It refers to the place and state of mind that we associate with home. What does this mean for refugees coming to Europe? Can a Heimat also be a hostile place?