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“Listening to the soul” – a revival of Ukrainian folk music   Recently updated !

Come and get a taste of the new Ukrainian music which will get you in the mood for dancing. Ukrainians are thought to be a very sonorous nation because Ukrainian language is full of vowels. That’s why there are plenty of folk-songs, and you most probably will not find any […]


The beginning of a parallel society

Arriving in a new country is always exciting and a little bit overwhelming. We may undergo different stages of happiness, gratitude, solitude, nostalgia, frustration, and so on. This first stage, where we pack our life into a suitcase, full of longing for better opportunities, dreams, and hopes, has to come […]


Urban Exploration and the Democratization of Property

In our modern society, we value property over almost anything. We are intent on drawing boundaries around what we own, on protecting what we feel is ours. Especially in urban spaces, it feels that property is something sacred. ‘No trespassing’, ‘private property’, ‘do not enter’. Those are signs we are […]


Pastry Pastimes: Where Does The ‘Danish’ Come From?

Food has become an important lifeline during Melbourne’s strict second lockdown. After suffering through a brutal wave of new infections, residents of this once bustling city of five million are confined to their homes. Movement is restricted to five kilometers from home, only limited exercise is allowed and there is […]


Talk of the Week: World Peace with a Healthy Level of Cynicism

The Oxford English Dictionary defines peace as “freedom from civil unrest or disorder” and “public order and security”. Judging by this definition and the current global political climate, I think it is safe to say that we, as a society, are not particularly peaceful at the moment.  From riots breaking […]


“The most important piece of the puzzle was actually the change of my mindset” – Interview with Stefan Wöhrer

In last month’s article, we saw how to get over mental obstacles for creative-minded people. This month and for the further articles, I want to share real stories from people who made it and took the leap, from quitting their job, to creating their own. Stefan Wöhrer is the founder […]


Racism Is Not Very Punk

It seems that the alternative music scene cannot pause to take a breath at the moment. There have been allegations of sexual assault and child molestation made against former stars of the big-haired crossover between metal and electronic music. One of the huge names of the ‘emo’ scene of the […]


Generation equality: female representation in academia

March heralds the beginning of a new semester for students in Austria, where we trade leisure activities for lecture halls and library desks. For me and others, this will be the last six months of our degrees, when we will scramble to complete theses, papers, presentations, while at the same […]


Celebrating Women

When we think about feminism, we tend to focus on the things we have no yet achieved We think of the gender pay gap, the pervasive nature of rape culture or the unfair treatment of women in the workplace. There are countless problems that fourth-wave feminism still needs to address. […]


Femonationalism: Women’s rights for whom?

Although our societies are ever-changing with an increasing number of women in positions of power and leadership, women are still underrepresented and more work needs to be done. The world’s most respected institutions, such as the United Nations (UN), have put women empowerment up on their agenda. In fact, one of […]