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.

“Architecture is always all around us.” – A Chat with Angelika...

“If you don’t want to look at art, you can choose not to hang any on your wall. Architecture is always all around us. You can’t just tune it out.” When Angelika Fitz was chosen out of 33 internatio...

“I Was Here” – An Interview with Anne Catherine Fleith, Archit...

“When I go back to my buildings and see how people interact with it – that’s the best present I could ask for.” In 2002, blue stickers began to appear around Vienna boldly claiming: “I cried here...

An Interview with Architecture Professor Baerbel Mueller

“Some of the most famous architects in the world – Zaha Hadid, Kazuyo Sejima – are non-Western, non-European women. That says a lot about how ‘emancipated’ we are here in the West.” As an architect...

Blind Faith | Following a Guide Dog on Duty in Vienna

People think that our dogs just follow orders. But really, it’s a cooperation – we tell them what we need, and they see how they can implement it.” When dogs encounter each other on the street, the...
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Natal Attraction | How the Schönbrunn Zoo Gets Its Beloved Elephants

"While I was schlepping a barrow of elephant dung, a passing visitor said, ‘These zoo people always look so damn happy!’ It’s true – I love my job.” - Hannah Schleicher, Zookeeper at Schönbrunn Zoo ...

Do You Speak Kätzisch? | Chatting with a Cat Coach

“Many people treat their cats like babies in fur costumes. But they are not replacements for children; they have their own special needs.” It is said, a cat has nine lives. But Shawnee, a 10-year...
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The Dark Horse of the Spanish Riding School | An Interview with Rider Marcus Nov...

“The relationship with the horse is often even better than the one with a spouse. We have to both work together and have fun together.” The packed house waited eagerly for the stars to arrive. Ta...

This Cruise Captain Has Traversed the Danube Over 500 Times

An interview with Jan de Bruijn, Captain, AMA Waterways “When I was first sailing on the Danube, the rules were not necessarily followed. Maybe it was a Western/Eastern European thing, but it’s got...
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The Vienna Fisheries Committee Director on Protecting the Danube

An interview with Manuel Hinterhofer, Director, Wiener Fischereiausschuss “In the old days, the fishermen were the experts, spending a lot of time on the water every day, watching and observing. ...
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