Alexander Pschera

Alexander Pschera, born 1964 in West-Germany, studied German, Philosophy and Music in Heidelberg. He is an author, publicist and translator.

Endangered Gestures:
Flipping the Bird
Replaced by a much coarser sign

Appropriateness and a sense of proportion are no longer generally recognized virtues.

Endangered Gestures:
Giving a Light
Creating the magic of encounter

Fire enables moments of intimacy and felicity.

Endangered Gestures:
Raising the Hat
A practically extinct habit.

Why does no-one raise their hat anymore? Come to think of it, what hat?

Endangered Gestures:
The Kiss on the Hand
Disappearing along with hierarchies, order and politeness

The greeting ritual has been replaced by something ‘pseudo-democratic.’