A Farangi’s Journey

Two years ago, I found ECLA while sitting at my computer in Pakistan browsing websites, looking for a liberal arts school in Europe.  I imagined actually coming to live at ECLA and thought I had a pretty good idea of what it would be like.  In Pakistan, everyone would label me Farangi, which when literally

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ECLA Choir Sings at St. Maria Magdalena

The mixed student-faculty ECLA Choir, led by their director Yvonne Frazier, performed at St. Maria Magdalena Church as part of a special Pentecost service.  Pentecost, called Pfingstmontag in Germany, is a national holiday and it commemorates the reception of the Holy Spirit by the twelve Apostles in Christian theology. A group of ECLA students and

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Final Installation Showings

For eight ECLA students, there loomed a particularly stressful date in December: Wednesday 9th, at 19.30, when the final autumn term Installation showings were scheduled to take place. For a number of students, with elaborate projects in mind for the final showing, the race against time started a few days in advance. This event was

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International Dinner at ECLA

On December 27 most of the ECLA community put their culinary skills to test: the day had come to celebrate the much awaited International Dinner Party. The three kitchens of the students houses and the major cooking area of the cafeteria were occupied with eager students, faculty and administration members wanting to prepare a representative

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Video Installation Showings

Awaited by many, the video installation aspect of the Installation module finally arrived at Platanenstr. 98 on November 25th. This was a chance for students to practice editing skills as a new language. It was about understanding a new way of expressing ideas, with a different set of symbols. The assignment was very specific: the

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