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Oliver Olson

Head of Enrollment Management / Senior Lecturer of Marketing & Strategy, Maastricht School of Management in Maastricht

Welcome to Europe as an American

PRESENTED ON JUN 04, 2014
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 22

Oliver Olson has spent 17 years of his life in Europe. In this entertaining presentation, he takes us on a whirlwind journey through the many funny surprises he has encountered as an American living in Europe.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 30, 2014.

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Bridges of Europe

BY ROBIN STAM
@ VOL 8 ON DEC 03, 2013

On the first of January 2002 new banknotes were introduced in Europe. In addition to windows and gateways, these seven banknotes also depict several bridges. Each bridge has an individual appearance, all of which can be recognised as having originated throughout certain periods in European cultural history.

Designed by Robert Kalina, the bridges are meant to illustrate the tight collaboration and communication between Europe and the rest of the world in general, but more importantly, amongst the European countries in particular.

However, the bridges portrayed in the banknotes are fictional.

They have been designed to prevent one single member state from having a bridge on their banknote opposed to other states not having any depicted in theirs. In other words, “member state neutral” banknotes.

Now wouldn’t it be amazing if these fictional bridges suddenly turn out to actually exist in real life?

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Japanese Cinema through the Eyes of Europe

BY HIROMI AIHARA
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Hiromi Aihara and Yuri Kubota talk about how Japanese movies are appreciated in Europe. They also speak about the many European movie Awards given to the films in Japan. Yuri Kubota then explores the development of future Japanese animated films.

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Artist Residency Program

BY TATSUHIKO MURATO
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Tatsuhiko Murato talks about the artist residency program in Japan and Europe. He present to us the many achievements of the students in these art programs

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West of Japan, East of Europe

BY DAVE CLOUGH
@ VOL 146 ON APR 26, 2017

Bruno Taut (4 May 1880 – 24 Dec 1938) was a prolific German architect who has written three influential book-length appreciations of Japanese culture and architecture. “West of Japan / East of Europe“, a collaboration between Architect Marcos Capitanio and photographer Dave Clough, is devoted to exhibiting the only existing project that Bruno Taut realized during his three-year stay in Japan, Hyuga Villa (Kyu Hyuga Bettei) in Atami, built in 1936. Both exhibition and exhibit hallmarks a sincere cross-cultural exchange achieved through the deep ponderings of spatial proportions, sentiments and materiality!

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Aalen - Center of Western Europe

BY ANNA MARIA MAILE
@ VOL 156 ON APR 13, 2018

Anna Maria Maile introduces the charming town of Aalen, the nature, culture and the surroundings. She also explains, why she wants to become a PechaKucha organizer in this small, lovely town.

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Visions through a unifying flag

BY FEDERICO FARACI
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 13, 2017

In a recent project, physicist and artist Federico Faraci focused his thoughts, ranging from social changes that are currently taking place in Europe and the World in general, all the way to the connection of each of us with the universe, to design a new flag for Europe, reflecting openness and and a welcoming society.

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Biking in Europe

BY ALLEN TURNBULL
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2018

This is Mary and Allen Turnbull's Personal Reflection of their fortunate adventures in Europe on bicycle. The recurring theme of this presentation is - When in ____ , you must do ____ .

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Asia Europe Foundation

BY MS. ANUPAMA SEKHAR
@ EU JAPAN FEST ECOC 2019, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON FEB 21, 2019

At EU JapanFest's annual presenter symposium at the Bellesalle Iidabashi ekimae in Tokyo, Ms. Anupama Sekhar director of the Cultural department shares about her the Asia Europe Foundation 

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Swinging Europe

BY STEEN MIKKELSEN
@ VOL 40 ON MAY 22, 2019

Steen Mikkelsen is Project Manager of Swinging Europe, which is an international organization that works to nurture and grow talent and traditions within music. Among other things, they brought 3 Danish bands to a large concert event in Milan, where they got a chance to showcase their country.
We were also fortunate enough to get a quick rundown of the coming events hosted by Swinging Europe and NIMPE.