Janima Nam

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Janima Nam is a freelance journalist, translator, and editor living in Vienna. She has a BFA in film from New York University and a Masters degree (MA) from the London Consortium in Interdisciplinary Studies.
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Kindling the Flame – Melisa Erkurt

On our path to a knowledge society, understanding the world around us is ever more important. Fleeing the chaos of Bosnia in the 1990s and arriving in Vienna as a young child, Melisa Erkurt is we...
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Smart Minds Think Alike

How smart is Vienna? Four pioneers of building a smart city share a sense of how far we’ve come, and how far we still have to go Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Esther Blaimschein, & Oliver Frey Organ...
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Profiles: Vienna’s Got Talent

Raise the curtain! Cue the lights! For these Vienna-based performers, the show must go on. A classical violinist, an opera soprano, a musical theater starlet, and a singer-songwriter tell us what it t...
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How to…Minimize Your Carbon Footprint

Want to go greener? Be like a Wiener! An introduction to the eco-friendly habits of the Viennese In many parts of the industrialized world, living ecologically has become trendy. While often impr...

Think small

FRANCOIS “ ’Austrian’ is not a very important word. It refers to someone from the land of Austria, which is a pretty tiny country. We can live without the word. For example, can anyone name a famous ...

Only fools get bored

They call us boring and we like it that way. (seen on a Vermont postcard) Like Vermonters, the Viennese like tidiness and calm Settling into my tram seat on a Saturday evening, I was struck b...

Being Grouchy: Whinge-worthy Banter Rant

Das Problem für jeden Wiener: Man kann es in Wien nicht mehr aushalten, aber woanders auch nicht. (The problem of every Wiener: We can’t stand it any longer in Vienna, but we can’t stand it anywher...

Profiles: Living the Big Picture

Learning from the past and looking to the future, a luxury shoemaker, a musician, an economic researcher and urban planner told us about their view on thinking about and planning for the long run R...

On Screen: Short Film – Alles Wird Gut

Patrick Vollrath is Riding the Wave of New Austrian Cinema For this Oscar-nominated Vienna-based director, Alles Wird Gut   After decades of obscurity, Austrian “new-wave” cinema has recen...
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