Category Reportage

Ikigai

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”. The word refers to purpose in life, that which makes one’s life worthwhile, and towards which an individual takes spontaneous and willing actions giving them satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life. Ikigai, consist of 4 questions and their intersection. The questions are […]

History of PRIDE

Not so long time ago – 1969 when homosexuality was illegal and highly criminalized – the history of pride begun in New York. June 28th, 1969, police arrived to Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York. 200 people inside resisted arrest as the police started homophobic violence, and it started series of spontaneous, violent […]

Quarantine reflections: who do we really want to be?

I consider myself a pretty reflective person and during this whole quarantine I have had plenty of time to reflect on myself and on the outer world. Food for thought was given to me yesterday too when I came across this quote by renown Indian spiritual leader Osho Rajneesh: “[…] the human being profoundly fears […]

HERstory: Margaret Hamilton

Have you ever thought who stands behind such a big success of humans like stepping on the Moon? Probably we all know Neil Armstrong, the American astronaut who was the first human to stand on the Moon, but we might not always think about many other people who were part of this big event. Here […]

Anime

The word anime — pronounced “ah-knee-may” — is an abbreviation of the word animation. Anime is a word used by people living outside of Japan to describe cartoons or animation produced within Japan. Using the word in English conversation is essentially the same as describing something as a Japanese cartoon series or an animated movie […]

Maritime traditions

An azure sea, golden beaches, and maybe a forest in the background – this is what a lot of the people are searching for when choosing their next summer holiday destination. Yet, beyond the more visible natural assets, coastal areas also have long traditions that characterize the coastal landscapes and historically shaped the community’s way […]

A few tips when you think of portrait photography

One item on my to-do list is to create a travel journal. One day recently, I came across an art magazine specialized in this topic. I purchased it, and I happily discovered inside there is a whole section dedicated to my favorite hobby applied to travel logbook: photography. I will briefly share with you a […]

Who was Jean Monnet?

History is an open book. It comprises our past represented as a tale of events, with mistakes and lessons, with victories and defeats. Each of us is still writing history putting the basis of chapters to complete the book. When we are talking about history, especially when we are talking about World War I and […]

Safeguarding heritage, or how to create bridges between people

After the Second World War, the number of projects attempting to recreate links between countries through international heritage restoration sites increased. From this ideal, REMPART network was created in France in 1966, with a strong will to welcome volunteers from abroad on its restoration sites. Consisting of 180 local associations, the network organizes voluntary workcamps […]

Personal development

In an ever-faster world, with always more information, thanks to social media, always having to be happy without the keys of happiness, and all the socials rules that we should follow, it’s normal to be lost. In this context, a new practice appeared: the personal development Personal development is the notion to develop yourself, nothing […]

Lagom – not too little, not too much. Just right.

Have you ever thought about how much is enough for you? “Lagom”, the word, which is commonly used by Swedish people, means just right. It can be related to all human areas of living to make people’s life more harmonic and balanced. Sometimes, the word “lagom” is compared to the idiom “less is more”, which […]