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Expatclic Human Library

Expatclic turns 17! To celebrate our community’s birthday, our annual fundraising campaign is a wonderful Human Library! The Human Library was created in Denmark to give a voice to victims of prejudice or discrimination and to promote connections and dialogue between people. Expatclic has broadened the concept a little by inviting protagonists of many different stories, mostly related to mobile life, but not exclusively. All the stories of the Human … Continue reading Expatclic Human Library

Todo lo que me hubiera encantado saber al emigrar: Manual de supervivencia del emigrante

Author: Claudia Denisse Salcedo Horta

Language: Spanish

Summary: Para ti que decidiste salir de tu zona de confort y embarcarte a una nueva aventura llena de incertidumbres y miedos. Para ti que un buen día hiciste tus maletas y te fuiste a probar suerte a otro país. Tú, que te mudaste a otro lugar acompañando a un gran amor para conocer sus raíces; gente, costumbres y que en el camino; has formado un hogar. Para ti que vives en un país con un idioma diferente y día a día te esfuerzas por aprenderlo. Tú, que cambiaste comida, olores y sonidos conocidos, por otros aromas y sabores. Tú, que intentas hacerte un espacio en un mercado laboral desconocido Tú qué sabes lo que significa la palabra extrañar, que echas de menos a tu familia, amistades y demás y que quisieras teletransportarte todos los días para darles un beso y abrazo. Para ti que a veces lloras enfrentando a esa profunda soledad en un lugar que no conoces y apenas estas descubriendo..A ti que cosechas empatía, resiliencia y una capacidad de adaptación infinita. Tú, que ya no eres ni de aquí ni de allá.

En este libro, comparto mi experiencia como expat y los conocimientos de varios especialistas que tuve la fortuna de entrevistar para mi blog y podcast de: Muy Intercultural, para que tomes lo que te sirva. Sobre todo, para que tengas más información sobre lo que va a acontecer en tu vida y no te sientas nunca solo/a frente a ello. (Amazon)

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Japan Unmasked: The Character & Culture of the Japanese

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Language: English

Summary: The growing globalization of world business, culture and communication—and Japan’s increasingly important role as a leader in that world—makes understanding Japanese culture critical for business people, diplomats, students, educators and anyone else with an interest in Japan.
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A History of the World in 100 Objects

Author: Neil MacGregor

Language: English

Summary: Neil MacGregor’s A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a bold, original approach to human history, exploring past civilizations through the objects that defined them. Encompassing a grand sweep of human history, A History of the World in 100 Objects begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with objects which characterise the world we live in today.

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Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

Author: Paul Goldberger

Language: English

Summary: From Pulitzer Prize–winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged critical biography presents and evaluates the work of a man who has almost single-handedly transformed contemporary architecture in his innovative use of materials, design, and form, and who is among the very few architects in history to be both respected by critics as a creative, cutting-edge force and embraced by the general public as a popular figure. Continue reading “Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry”

The Little Book of Hygge : Danish Secrets to Happy Living

Author: Meik Wiking

Language: English

Summary: New York Times Bestseller Embrace Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? The answer, says Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is Hygge. Loosely translated, Hygge–pronounced Hoo-ga–is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.

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