Marseille, Marseille

April 11, 2018

Marseille, Marseille It was enough with only three days. After that I knew it. I had found her: the city I would live in were I ever to move back to Europe again. Mediterranean, sunny, open to the sea and with a deep-rooted transitory identity. Marseille! Hélène, a journalists...

Jeddah – more than the gateway to Mecca

November 21, 2017

Jeddah – more than the gateway to Mecca Port cities, especially those on important travel and trade routes. They are more than cities, more than ports. With all the people coming and going, bringing pieces of home and place with them, they become meeting points and crossroad spaces – inherently rich...

Mao, Mecca and a tent – the last stops on a fascinating journey through the history of calligraphy

July 6, 2017

An exhibition with works from five contemporary Lebanese artists explores the way private/public ideas take form through the means of calligraphy

A mobile garden befitting a princess

June 10, 2017

A mobile garden befitting a princess There are few better places to hide from a sudden burst of rain than a small, half hidden, temporary garden set up in the corner of a roundabout in the middle of Berlin. Even better if you just bought something to drink and had a...

St Lucia in Mannar

April 5, 2017

St Lucia in Mannar On the morning of the 13th, it was December and there was a breeze in the morning, people had already been up and gotten ready, put on new and crisp and clean-washed clothes, perhaps just purchased the day before and not yet worn only tried...

Sri Lanka’s Tamil temples

January 17, 2017

Between us and the sky: Sri Lanka’s Tamil temples In the morning, if you still have not woke up by the sound of dissatisfied dogs barking away to pass time, or the ever-repeated Für Elise jingle of Sri Lanka’s mobile bakery trucks, there will no doubt be a morning puja in a...