It’s a rant about my confused state of mind the day before my graduation ceremony (a year and a half overdue).
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Red lightnings, black umbrellas: feminist graphic design in Poland
My 2021 essay about graphic design, focusing on the visual identity of Women’s Strike (Strajk Kobiet) of Poland and the Solidarność movement in the 1980s.
The case of the Warsaw Uprising armband
Mediating objects & national mythology. The case of the Warsaw Uprising armband. Spring 2022
So long folks – it’s been almost a month since I posted, so it’s high time I pop in and do an update. I’ve been in Poland for three weeks now and life’s been good, though the weather has not been merciful. It snowed a little here in my town, which was awesome, but todayContinue reading “Wroclaw/Breslau trip”
Why I quit teacher training (for now)
I was going to write this one earlier, but other things took over and I’m writing this now, better late than never! A few weeks ago I decided to withdraw from the teacher training course I was doing at the University of Sussex. There are a bunch of reasons for this, but one of theContinue reading “Why I quit teacher training (for now)”
I graduated! – University of Brighton graduation
Last Friday, on February 10th, I attended my first graduation ceremony ever. The weird thing is, this ceremony is just the first of two I will attend this year – the second one’s been lined up for months in a bit over a month, at the end of March. And the one I attended lastContinue reading “I graduated! – University of Brighton graduation”
Dylan Mulvaney’s ‘Days of Girlhood’ are a sick joke
To bash behaviour and not the person, let me say – Dylan Mulvaney’s TikTok videos and ‘rise to fame’ based on a series of videos titled ‘Days of Girlhood’ are a sick joke.
The new building of MoMA Warsaw – yes or no?
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw has a new building under construction.
Snooper’s Paradise stuff
I’m not a fan of Snooper’s Paradise. I never was. But I go there from time to time, to see what’s new, to see what’s being sold and get some food for my eyes – searching for inspiration and whatnot, things like that. Snooper’s Paradise is a pretty well-known shop in Kensington Gardens, a veryContinue reading “Snooper’s Paradise stuff”
Couvent de la Tourette near Lyon
Just what it says on the tin – long story short, I was in a boring lecture on the first Friday of the term (and of 2023 as well) and I was surfing the web, then an ad popped up advertising cheap flights within Europe, so I started looking. There still are many countries inContinue reading “Couvent de la Tourette near Lyon”
I turned 25 – 2023 is here (duh)
Yeah, I know, surprise! As I’m writing this, it’s just past 10pm and I’m sitting on a Southern train to Brighton from East Croydon. I spent the last two weeks in Poland, mostly chilling at home, buying books, drinking coffee with various people in various places, and marvelling at how brown, grey, and yet stillContinue reading “I turned 25 – 2023 is here (duh)”
My greatest success
As I sit down in the Jubilee Library to write this post, WordPress prompts me: “What is your favourite cartoon?” Dude, what does this have to do with my greatest success? But, to be fair, what I am going to write about has a little to do with cartoons. Because living in Brighton can feelContinue reading “My greatest success”