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Reflexionen aus der Diaspora

Category: traveling

From Singapore With Love

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written by Petra Tomljanovic, Miro Roman published in Oris magazine/95

“Interviewer: The greatest invention of this century must be…? Lee Kuan Yew: The air-conditioner, for me.” (Kuan Yew 2008)

In Singapore, everything sim…

Urban Diptych

bifold reading of the generic city through photographic mosaics

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Photographic diptych by Panagiotis Kotsidas and Miro Roman is a part of three week exhibition-event in Singapore organized by The Mill x WeJungle and thematized with conce…

Mao, if you’d only been relaxed…

Taiwan

20/12/2013 – 03/01/2014 Taiwan By: Petra Tomljanović, Miro Roman

Familiar Strangers

Three hours ago our plane landed in Taiwan. A new country, a new city, and we are on a train leaving Taipei. Everything is entirely new and unknown, but …

Dystopia, Utopia, Past and Present

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30/05/2013 – 5/6/2013, Cairo, Egypt New Cairo is a new satellite city of Cairo. Located in what was formerly a desert, the master plan was created in 2001 by a Boston firm. It is the home of the new campus of the American University in Cairo, a

Globally Independent

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Self-sustainability, Sanctions, Islam, Iran

May 30, 2013 – June 5, 2013. Iran, Tehran

Iran most definitely is not what the Western media show us. No big surprise. What is astonishing, however, is the easiness with which distorted media …

Midnight in Thailand

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25.03.2013 – 30.03.2013. Ko Phi Phi Islands, Thailand By: Petra Tomljanovic vizkultura.hr

I’m on Thailand in search of the mythic Beach! My grandpa’s Volvo Penta boat is transformed into a long-tail boat, a local Thai sea vehi…

Java – two cars, two smartphones and no reservations

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22.02.2013. – 26.02.2013. Java, Indonesia Jakarta/Bogor/Gunung Salak/Pelabuhan Ratu/Bayah/Serang

Java, a continuous agglomeration (a city?), a ”habitat” of different landscapes, an island with more than 130 million p…

Potemkin Metropolis I will Learn to Love You

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11/05/2012 – 11/06/2012, Singapore

Singapore is a country / a city of no contradictions. Everything is working, and everyone is happy. Somehow it reminded me on ”Logan’s Run” – sf movie from 1967. Here are som…

seascapes

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06.08.2012. Žirje, Croatia

Scuba diving on island Žirje. This year we have reached the magic depth of 65m. At this depth air becomes highly dense – almost liquid. It is a slow motion weightless floating experience in a gray-blue wo…

Wash Hands! With soap frequently!

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11/05/2012 – 11/06/2012, Singapore

Wash Hands! With soap frequently! Eat Healthy! Exercise Regularly! Do not Litter! Or: Silence is golden! Everything is protected! These are just some of the messages Singapore is trying to communic…