Anita Matkovic


About Anita Matkovic

Anita has a degree in Transcultural Communication from the University of Vienna. She spends her time translating, teaching English, and proofreading. She is a language enthusiast with a chronic case of wanderlust.


Ode to the Odds # 6:
The many faces of public art

Hey art lovers and those of the curious kind! This post is for you! Have you ever found yourself walking down a Viennese street, stumbling upon a stunning contraption of sorts, wondering what the heck it is? Well, I can say with ninety-eight percent certainty that it was probably an […]


Where Are You A Local?

For anyone who has asked somebody the question “where are you from?” and was met with words like ‘but’, or ‘however’ mixed in with the answer –  this week’s TED Talk helps explain what that means. I am familiar with the awkwardness that can ensue when someone asks me where […]


TEDxVienna Adventures: Walk in Weird Vienna

One of the TEDxVienna Adventures led us on a “Walk in Weird Vienna” with author Harald Havas as our guide. Adventurers were able to see and hear about some of Vienna’s forgotten places and stories in the city’s most prominent district. In the afternoon, participants were encouraged to step outside their comfort […]


How to Achieve Happiness by Writing Love Letters to Strangers 1

Going through life minding your own business can be a safe way to live, especially in a big city. However, going through life submerged only in your own world can develop into depression and loneliness. What if you could improve your happiness by helping others and exploring your city? Living in […]


Why does ‘X’ Mark the Unknown?

For centuries we have associated the letter ‘X’ with ‘something’ that is unknown – a ‘thing’ that cannot be named because it has not yet been discovered. The letter ‘X’ has leaked from its origin of representing an unknown quantity in mathematical equations to making shows, movies, and other pop cultural things sound cool […]


The Unknown Stories About December 25th

It’s December and we all know what that means – festivities galore: lovingly decorated pine trees, warm lights and of course hot “Punsch” and delicious “Krapferl” all over Austria. Traditionally, Christmas day, which is celebrated on December 25th, is a religious celebration to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, who […]