IM WESTEN NICHTS

This month's Europe at a glance, a collection of visual thoughts on Europe and where it is heading - if anywhere.

"IM WESTEN NICHTS..." back to the trenches of the old European battlefields.. as the EU Budget summit failed last week in Brussels...

"All Quiet on the Western Front" (German: Im Westen nichts Neues) is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I. The book describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front.

The phrase "all quiet on the Western Front" has become a colloquial expression meaning stagnation, or lack of visible change, in any context.

About the author

Tjebbe van Tijen was curator of the department for the documentation of “modern social movements” at the University of Amsterdam and in the International Institute of Social History.

He works as a multi-media artist under the name Imaginary Museum, making interactive installations to dramatise history. He now works for the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong developing a visual narrative education system'.

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