LifeSwap Animation Series

LifeSwap Animation Series

Ah, the fun of living abroad...Enjoying new experiences and stumbling through cultural mishaps.  If you've ever experienced life abroad, you will love this fun animation series on Vimeo called "LifeSwap".  It is about a German and Kiwi who swap lives.  The series was...

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One Way Ticket:  The Art of Jacob Lawrence

One Way Ticket: The Art of Jacob Lawrence

"...I pick up my life And take it away On a one-way ticket— Gone up North, Gone out West, Gone!" -Langston Hughes from "One Way Ticket" 1962   Jacob Lawrence was a self proclaimed "child of The Great Migration".  The Great Migration was the movement of over six...

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Let Me In- A Short Film by Alicia Keys

Let Me In- A Short Film by Alicia Keys

Let me in is a short film directed by Jonathan Olinger.  It was premiered by Alicia Keys in conjunction with her We Are Here movement on World Refugee Day .  The film turns the tables on the on our perceptions of refugees. “I was stunned when I learned that there are...

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  • Ep. 42 - Using The Fine China 24/06/2020
    Dori Griffin is a designer and design historian interested in popular print culture and the narrative construction of social and cultural identity. Her first book, Mapping Wonderlands: Illustrated Cartography of Arizona, 1912-1962, explores tourist maps and the stories they tell about the state’s history, landscape and culture. Dori has also studied culture through looking at […]
  • Ep. 41 - Cancer In The Time Of Corona 17/06/2020
    Ana Martins has been a local in Amsterdam for several years, but originally comes from Portugal. Amsterdam, she says, is the first place that has ever felt like home. She has been an actress and yoga teacher, and now writes a blog called Amsterdive exploring her own relationship with Amsterdam and the Netherlands while focusing […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 40 - Exploring The Streets Of Cairo 04/06/2020
    Erica Eastley has lived an adventurous life in several different countries in Central Asia, the Middle East and beyond. We’ve never met in person; in fact, I think I first came across Erica when I stumbled on her fascinating blog, The Golden Road to Samarqand, where she was explaining how she cut the bindings off […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 39- A Way Of Reordering Your World 20/05/2020
    Rowena Dring is British, and spent time in Berlin and France before settling here in Amsterdam. She is an artist who challenges traditional boundaries by incorporating the traditional ‘women’s work’ of sewing and needlework with large-scale painting. She first started this type of art after her father died, and observes that ‘when you feel like […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 38 - 24 - Hour Curfew In Saudi Arabia 13/05/2020
    ‘Emily’ is an American, but grew up moving around a lot, and spent her teenage years living in Mexico. Now with four kids of her own, she has made the move to Saudi Arabia to give them a taste of international life. We have changed her name so she can speak freely about her adventures […]