Some of you might know that I’m an visual artist besides my work for the International Feelgood Academy. I like too share a problem with you. I have made an art work called ‘defending traditions Qatar’, in contradiction I want to make an artwork ‘obstructive traditions Qatar’, as I was/am convinced that traditions are obstructing … More are traditions obstructive?
3 Months ago we had to move house, to a different part of the city. Even it was a move in the a city I already knew, it’s only now that I can say that I’m getting used to my new surroundings. After 3 months I can drive home without thinking about how and when … More Necessarity of routines
From a cultural perspective, time is a very interesting phenomenon. Because it depends in which culture and where you’ve been raised how you live with time. “You’ve got the clock, we’ve got time” Is an african saying. And like most sayings there’s some truth in that. In most cities in Europe you’ve got clock- or … More Time or clock?
Most people have got positive feelings by gifts and presents. In my case it makes me nervous. The word gift, tells me that it’s about a thing you give without expecting something in return. How the word ‘present’ actually is related to the gift is not really stated. My guess is that it has to … More The art of gifts and presents
It’s that time of the year, that almost everywhere in the world a lot of festivities and traditions are being celebrated; Diwali, haloween/st. Martin/all souls day, Thanks giving, Sinterklaas, Christmas, Chanouka, new years eve/silvester/chinese new year, National days. Just to name a view. A lot of these traditions do have it’s origins from long before … More origins habits, traditions and rituals mini lecture