The Great Wave

On October 28th, a group of ECLA students got the chance to visit the temporary exhibition of works by the famous Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai at Martin-Gropius-Bau. On display were 440 works out of his oeuvre of 30,000 which were produced over a period of 70 years. His prolific career seemed to be matched by

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“Just don’t sleep.”

What was originally meant to be a humorous remark by one ECLA instructor during the Academic Orientation Session—the first real encounter with members of the faculty—soon became a creed to the students. Too tempting were the sign-up sheets for Berlin Weekend, and too interesting were all the many new people around, to leave time for a

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The Dialogue

When I arrived at ECLA, the first thing I noticed was the view from my dorm of the clear sky. I like to point my gaze upward wherever I go, taking the time to contemplate, for even just a little bit, the progression of human life and my life in particular. The sky is like

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Music Connecting People

The first few weeks of the ISU pushed us into a whirlwind of new impressions consisting of lots of historical and cultural visits all around Berlin, lectures and seminars on Prussia’s history. In between, there are the small night escapades that all of us made individually. Somewhere in the middle of ISU week two, I

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