Europe, can you hear me?

Student at HU University of Applied Sciences, in Utrecht, Netherlands, José Jurado is on a mission to become a sign language teacher. Born deaf, he wants to reunite his both cultures, the hearing and the deaf, to transform Europe into a more inclusive environment.  Between us, no words or sounds were exchanged. Sitting in front of me, his eyes seem to want to talk, however, his hands where doing all the action, dancing, moving, expressing themselves. These gestures are not insignificant: they are José’s words.…

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In Lithuania, people jokingly used to tell stories about how people from Finland travelled across the gulf from Helsinki to Tallinn to buy cheap booze. However as the Lithuanian government, inspired by Finland, in recent…

Marina Marcondes

[caption id="attachment_10028" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo: Perrine Bast[/caption] With her long black hair and her tanned skin, Marina brings an exotic fragrance to our class. When you listen to her talk about her hometown, you feel…

Olivier Van Doorn

[caption id="attachment_10026" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo: Perrine Basset[/caption] Olivier van Doorn (Woerden, 1996) has been always a person who has moved himself between two sides, letting him acquire an always growing curiosity. He was born in…

Puck Wagemaker

[caption id="attachment_10021" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo: Perrine Bast[/caption] In Denmark, a puck is an old moped. In Canada, a puck is a rubber disk to hit with an ice hockey stick. In The Netherlands Puck is…

Perrine Basset

[caption id="attachment_10029" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] (Photo: Marina Marcondes)[/caption] From a small farm in France to an international university in the Netherlands. Perrine wasn't kidding when she said she was searching for new adventures. The amateur photographer…