Tra il bianco e il nero: alla ricerca della nostra zona grigia.

Sicuramente l’incontro con due personalità dell’umanitario , diverse ma complementari, è sempre illuminante e stimolante; tante le domande che abbiamo iniziato a porci dal momento in cui abbiamo sentito le loro storie, le loro esperienze e la loro professionalità.

Il nostro obiettivo è ora chiaro: capire quale tra le posizioni possibili, tra il bianco e il nero, sia quella che si addice di più alle nostre propensioni e competenze personali e raggiungere la specializzazione di una delle figure professionali richieste.1445593843154-1675421185

Tra il bianco e il nero: alla ricerca della nostra zona grigia.

Sicuramente l’incontro con due personalità dell’umanitario , diverse ma complementari, è sempre illuminante e stimolante; tante le domande che abbiamo iniziato a porci dal momento in cui abbiamo sentito le loro storie, le loro esperienze e la loro professionalità.

Il nostro obiettivo è ora chiaro: capire quale tra le posizioni possibili, tra il bianco e il nero, sia quella che si addice di più alle nostre propensioni e competenze personali e raggiungere la specializzazione di una delle figure professionali richieste.1445593843154-1675421185

Tra il bianco e il nero: alla ricerca della nostra zona grigia.

Sicuramente l’incontro con due personalità dell’umanitario , diverse ma complementari, è sempre illuminante e stimolante; tante le domande che abbiamo iniziato a porci dal momento in cui abbiamo sentito le loro storie, le loro esperienze e la loro professionalità.

Il nostro obiettivo è ora chiaro: capire quale tr

a le posizioni possibili, tra il bianco e il nero, sia quella che si addice di più alle nostre propensioni e competenze personali e raggiungere la specializzazione di una delle figure professionali richieste.

Mari Dani Nico

Europe Cup Nostalgia

Even though the europe cup is over, I would like to tell you, how I experienced this time in Warsaw. Against all prejudices, I think Poland did a very good job and was well prepared, so that we all could have a great EM-Party. Riots were rare and in my opinion the coverage in foreign media about the match between Russia and Poland was exaggerated, since everything was peaceful in the whole fanzone, only some detached fans were looking for anger in the city centre.

My personal highlight was for sure the match between Russia and Greece, that I watched in the national stadion. Since I was betting for Greece, while I was surrounded by only russian fans, I really enjoyed the match and the win of the greek team. Despite this, I not only watched most of the matches in the huge fanzone in Warsaw, which was around the Palac of Culture, but also celebrated the first win of the german team in the fanzone in Wrocław. And now I just would like to share some pictures with you…

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Holocaust Class

Many of us were fortunate enough to take the “Holocaust and Genocide” class. Not only did we get to listen to interesting lectures, we also go to take a few field trips. A few weekends ago we went to Krakow to see Auschwitz and Schindler’s Factory. Both were interesting and moving experiences.

The next week we got to listen to the difficult but very interesting story of the Auschwitz survivor, Roman Frister. He had obviously told his story many times, but we were glad he made it to our class to tell it once more. It is such a rare occurrence that survivors are still alive and well enough to speak in front of group. It was really a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The last “field trip” we took with the class was a tour through the former Warsaw Ghetto. Of course, it was a large ghetto so we did not walk through the whole area, but we hit the main points. Our lovely professor was our tour guide and showed us streets in the ghetto, the monuments that were built in memory, and even the mounds were former bunkers and buildings once were.

Overall (and I think my classmates would agree), this class has been absolutely excellent. We have experienced so many things first-hand that most people only get to read about.

 

Our professor giving us a tour.

 

Impressions of Gdańsk

When you’re in poland, you must definitely go to Gdańsk, as well, especially in summer. I did this last weekend with a friend of mine and we stayed in a very nice and also cheap apartement, called “Amberstudio”, that is close to the sea too. But by tram, it takes you about 20 minutes to go to the city centre and unfortunately the last trams are leaving before midnight. Therefore you should decide, if you want to stay close to the sea or prefere staying in the centrum. But since the weather was nice, we made the right decision and not only enjoyed the sea, but also visited the long market square (one of the oldest of whole Europe) with all those pretty houses, whose architecture is influenced by the renaissance and the famous neptun fountain in the middle of the square. We also climbed up all the 400 steps of the the St. Maria church to have a wonderful view over the whole city and listened to lots of excellent and young street musicians (they must have been students!) as well. On saturday, there was also the museum night (like in every other european city, i guess), so we went to the national museum, which offers lots of painings from polish, dutch and flamish painters of the middle age until the new age. The most famous painting is “The judge” from Hans Memling.  On the other day, we went to the “Oliva” dome, which is surrounded by a very nice park, as well, which i can also highly recommend.

And now, i just want to share some nice pictures with you…

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Warszawa jest zielony

Although it might seem, that Warsaw isn’t that much green, you just need to go to the right places! For that reason, i want to show you, how green Warsaw can be, if you go, as one example, to  Łazienki Park, the biggest park of Warsaw…

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Invisible exhibition

 

One of the strangest museums, or galleries or exhibitions , as you want to call it , it’s for sure the one I went to visit at the beginning of this week. It’s particular because you will enter in a different world , I mean: you ‘ ll get in touch with a world you don’t usually notice.

The world of blind people. Have you wondered how it would be living as a blind person? Which are his/her problems?

For one hour or more – it depends on how long your ‘tour’ will take – you will feel different. You’ll feel to have your sight back. I can’t tell you what you’ll meet inside, but definitely you have to go! By the way, you need to book in advance and are accepted only groups up to 8 people. Ask also for an English guide if you are not Polish.

You’ll see the world with a different eye.

Last question: how do blind people fall in love?

Here some good information !

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Spring in Warsaw

The time is passing by and Warsaw is becoming one of the best and ‘greenest’ cities in Europe. You can smell the flowers, the air is filled to the brim of amazing scents.

And , of course, we are waiting for the European Cup!

I want to share with you this amazing song. Poland can inspire!

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Vienna – museum action Part 2

Another very interesting exhibition, i visited in Vienna, was called “Head2Head. Politic and the Public Image”.

Since self-representation in the media is one of the most important topics, when it comes to media culture in our days, this exhibition was about, how politicians use different kinds of image-building strategies to represent themselves during the election period. Their pictorial formulas shall increase not only their electors, but save their political power too. From the “guy next door”, who doesn’t want to be seen as a sort of elite person  to the “visionary” with higher goals. The exhibition shows a collection of political posters from the past 100 years – democrates and dictators are presented (some austrian politicans, Obama and Kennedy, Angela Merkel, Yuli Tymoshenko, Lenin etc.) and even some political satire. For me, the most interesting work, was the foto project from Herlinde Koelbl, who took pictures from Angela Merkel since 1992 until 2008, so that you can recognize, how her self-representation has changed over the last years.

The exhibition was placed in the Hundertwasser museum, which i really liked, because in my opinion his architecture is so friendly and brings you into a very good mood. After the exhibition, we were having a tea in this nice cafe…

I also enjoyed the uneven floor in this museum or even more the explanation from the architect:

He sais, that the even floor is not meant to be for human beings, but for machines. The people are forced to work on concreted, apshalted straight areas, like in all those designer offices, alienated from their natural relation to the earth. But for that reason, something very important of being a human is dying by this, since the people unlearn to experience and get mentally sick. An uneven, lively floor means a re-winning of the human dignity, that is stolen by the leveling town construction. The uneven walk kicks the people, since architecture should rise the humans being instead of abasing them.

Here’s a picture of the german translation from Hundertwasser’s explanation about the uneven floor…

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