Margarethe Hattingh

marga hattingh

Marga finds writing a short synopsis of herself harder than expected.

Born and raised all over the place, she’s a bit confused about her identity but is happy to exist nonetheless. She loves being in nature, drinking green tea, living wholeheartedly, and other people whose essence, similarly, cannot be captured in a few sentences but is best enjoyed close up. She sometimes thinks back to that Julie Delpy quote from Before Sunrise and still finds it true each time: “I believe if there’s any kind of God it wouldn’t be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between.”

Regarding her future plans she has pretty much no idea but believes the secret to living a ‘good’ life is to care — about oneself, others, the grander scheme, and the little things in every day that really do matter.

This will be her last year working as editor of Die Bärliner.

Articles written by Marga:

  • The Colour of the Day
  • From the Archives – Portraits
  • Gristle and All
  • From the Archives – Berlin, here we go again
  • LESC 2018: So (now) What?
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting (To Study Abroad)
  • Reflections from Abroad: (Yet) Another Perspective on the German Elections
  • BCB and PIESC in the Context of Migration and Integration in Germany
  • metaphors, metonymies, & anthropomorphisms
  • Welcome to a new semester!
  • Arts and Society in Berlin
  • The Budapest Diaries
  • Thinking Outside the Framework: Reflections on a Liberal Arts Education
  • Into the City and Out of our Minds
  • Just an Expression
  • Taking SAD Seriously: An Informational Article
  • On People and Poetry
  • You’ll Need More Than Good Syntax
  • Novemberlicht
  • My Induction into the Teenage Cliche: A poetry series
  • Discussing Dialogues: Why Plato wrote them, and why we read them
  • A Conversation with Norman Manea: Literature on Extreme Situations
  • Student profiles: Mais Hriesh
  • Stumbling Through: First Impressions from my First Month in Berlin