Football and Angels

“Every time you lose at dodge-ball an innocent angel dies,” is what my mother used to tell her once meek and sickly son in order to incite a competitive spirit. My mother’s plan worked to perfection. From the very first time I heard that the lives of angels depended on my playground performance, I have

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Die Kunst ist Super!

Consider the challenge faced by the ECLA administration in preparing for the current academic year: an enlarged student body and faculty, combined with the expansion of campus facilities still months away. The need for all to be comfortable remains an issue, so what can be done? For the sake of efficient use of space, communal

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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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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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