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Game night in Aarhus, creativity meeting and guide at Aarhus institute

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In my struggles with Danish language recently I didn‘t write any posts, but today is the day! I really missed writing for my blog.

Yesterday I had great and interesting day in Aarhus and I am looking forward to share the story with you, my dear readers.

My day started at Hasle culture house. In the area there live a lot of pensioners and people with small incomes, so at library they opened culture house. They have different initiatives, like creative shop, where one can bring their hand – made and sell it (there are pieces from Somalia, Romania, most are from Denmark). Since I like hand made, visiting this shop gives me inspiration (one woman does painting on stones, another makes braceletes from tooth brushes). Also at the culture house they have lessons for pregnant women, glass making, bord tennis and cafe with lunches and cakes (run by volunteers, so the prices are very small).

The event I attended was creative meetings, mostly pensioners come there, so for me it was great opportunity to practise my Danish. I really like pensioners here in Denmark, they have very social life and lots of hobbies. One can argue that they have good pensions so they can afford it. Well, it can be true, but also I think it is in the culture. People here do a lot of volunteer works, and no matter how ill they can be in an old age, they go to different social events.

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August and September events in Aarhus

528668564_640This month was extremely busy for me.

Not only because of Danish lessons I am taking for the moment, but mostly because of so many interesting things were happening in Aarhus and around.

Firstly, I attended Middle Age festival in Horsens (50 km from Aarhus). It is biggest in Scandinavia, with middle age folk music, costumes, food etc.

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“My Danish baby blog”, meeting with author

11224588_1626313984315479_7577733243064880378_oThis month is very active for me for new interesting meetings. And today I am delight to present you a story about Daniela, with who I met at DOKK-1. Daniela has her blog about parenthood in Denmark.

Daniela is from Colombia. In 2013 she came to Denmark to start her master’s in journalism. The very first day she met a Dane, who now is her husband (actually, he is half – Italian, half – Swedish, born in Denmark). He studied cryptography and security at university.

After they got married, they discovered happy news, that they would become parents.

And then Daniela started to have total new experience for herself – being a mother at foreign country.

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Small talk about TV- serials

Jakob-I-NielsenThanks to Folkeuniversitetet English lectures I had a chance to attend an interesting class with the topic “A golden age of Danish cinema?”. Afterwards I asked the lecturer if it would be possible to meet with him for an interview. He kindly agreed and today I have the pleasure of introducing you an associate professor of Aarhus University, Jakob Isak Nielsen.

We met at his office and the first thing I noticed was infinite account of DVDs and even videotapes. Also on the walls were posters from Aarhus film clubs.

Jakob is a person who’s passion is cinema and about his passion he can talk for hours. Unfortunately, we didn’t have so much time, but even in half an hour I discovered a lot about Jakob’s work.

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Old struggles, new ideas of Danish journalism professor

07be22f562On a rainy day in Aarhus I met a sunny person for an interview. And it made my day. Line Hassall Thomsen is just an incredible person, she was extremely open and friendly during all our meeting.

I met Line just one week after her successful PhD defense. The topic was “New Struggles, Old ideas, the everyday struggle towards being a “Good journalist” inside public service TV newsrooms in the UK and Denmark” (if you understand Danish here is the link of her interview).

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Internet Twitter researcher and his Socio Media Project in Denmark

jespertaekkew120People I meet for my blog are just extraordinary, so every time I am very grateful that despite of their busy schedules they agreed to meet with me.

My next interview was with Jesper Tække, he found just half an hour for meeting with me, but I discovered so much from him. And today I want to share this interesting information with you.

Jesper is an associate professor at Aarhus University, from 2003 when he started his PhD, he studied media studies. Jesper is an internet researcher.

He is a very clever person, he wrote a book in 2008 about Niklas Luhmann with his colleague Michael Eric Paulsen, it called “Luhmann og organisation”. I was interested to know about Luhmann and tried to read his ideas, but it was too difficult for me to understand. So I was relieved when Jesper suggested to talk about his school project.

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Researcher in musical analysis at Aarhus hospital

niels_christian_hansen_3_beskaerToday’s guest of my blog is Niels Christian Hansen. He is a PhD student at Department of Aesthetics and Communication at Aarhus University.

I contact Niels because I wanted to hear more about his interesting musical analysis studies.

Niels has always been a talented musician, so he was very happy when he got accepted to Music Conservatory in Aarhus to study classical piano, but during his studies he understood that he doesn’t want to be a musical teacher. So after bachelor’s he started to study more music theory, and also he got second master’s called “MSc in Music, Mind and Brain” in London at Goldsmiths University. Niels was interested to combine musical psychology and brain studies.

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