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Signals of Hope

The virtual platform for a sociopolitical discourse and a sign of international solidarity.

Set a sign of hope

In 2020, the Frankfurt Book Fair is taking up the principle of hope: The virtual platform "Signals of Hope" is to facilitate some discourses that are more urgent than ever this year.  "Amidst a culture of indignation, pessimism and conspiracy theories, we want to set signals of hope and give personalities from society and literature a stage", says Katja Böhne, Director Marketing & Communication at Frankfurter Buchmesse. 

Signals of Hope

The campaign "Signals of Hope" works with the luminous signals of the international flag alphabet. In times of travel restrictions and social distance, it is intended to symbolize signs of international solidarity. The campaign will culminate on the five days of the trade fair from 14 - 18 October.

The Hope Salon as a virtual stage

During this period a series of readings, presentations, panels and discussions will take place in the virtual "Hope Salon" on the campaign website The topics are human rights, gender diversity, feminism, structural racism and climate change. Each day is dedicated to a different overarching theme:

Day Theme

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Hope and Transformation

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Hope is diverse

Friday, 16 October 2020

Raising Hope

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Climate of Hope

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Hope for tomorrow

Give a signal

Create your own signals of hope and send them to the whole world via social networks.