We’re approaching that time of year again: Commencement. Like the empty space after a chapter before the next one begins, or that small pause between an inhalation and exhalation where you’re not quite holding your breath but just letting the fresh air sit there, comfortably and in anticipation, it looms six short weeks down the road from thesis submission day.
The last week of the Summer University at ECLA was dedicated to roundtable discussions which provided an effective concluding section of the programme by presenting case studies and in depth theoretical analyses on the following topics: “Terrorism and State”, “Terrorism and Religion”, and “Terrorism and Ethnicity”. Led by David Durst, Theodor Paleologu, and Bartholomew Ryan, respectively, the
A beautiful Sunday provided the perfect backdrop for a trip to idyllic Wannsee, a place in southwest Berlin well known for its lovely inland beach – one of the longest in Europe. Wannsee is also famous for hosting the conference of the same name on the 20th of January, 1942. Most of us have learned
…said Joseph Beuys. If this statement is applied to Anselm Kiefer’s works and the Schmerz exhibition, then the image of the human being is one of pain and desperation. That is the immediate conclusion that one can draw after Wednesday’s visit to the Hamburger Bahnhof , Berlin’s Museum for Contemporary Art. But things are not
“What’s on for tonight?” “The “Scavenger Hunt!” “Is “scavenger” a German word?” “Ah, got it guys! Wiki says that “scavengers are animals that consume already dead animals” ”OK, so we’ll be predators…” “What are we looking for?” “No clue” ECLA students were given ten creative tasks and cameras. Needless to say, hilarity and a great