Eesti: Obnoxiously fabulous, or something like that!
I would not say that I’m the common type of student. My name is Valentin Châtelet, and as every regular fresh French young adult who used to live in the suburbs of Paris during their childhood, I went to study in the capital city when I turned 18. Yet all relevant comparison with my French peers ends at the very moment I became an undergraduate student in Estonian language in 2015.
Land of the (Not) Setting Sun
Tallinn Summer School means too much to me just to be able to sum it up in a short post.
Cycling through Tallinn!
I’ve spent nearly two years now in Tallinn. I study in Tallinn University at BFM, audiovisual media and in these two years, I have fallen in love with this city. It’s far from perfect like any city but for sure it is one of my favorite places where I’ve ever lived in Finland or elsewhere.
Small States as Experts in Their Specific Field and thus Changing the World
The world seems to be run by big states and their foreign policy is important and powerful. But being small has its benefits and making small state foreign policy is often easy. It’s not easy to define the line between big and small in different parts of the world.
From Tallinn Summer School to Tallinn University
I will not exaggerate when I say that Tallinn Summer School (TSS) is a project, that has had strong positive influence on my life for the last 5 years.
NEW! Short film recommendation: Klementhro
Klementhro may not have it all, but at least he has his paddle. A cautionary tale.
Carlo Cubero – Visual Anthropologist from the Caribbean
Carlo Cubero has worked at Tallinn University since 2009, leading and developing the Anthropology department at the current School of Humanities. We asked him a few questions about his background, his research, and why he thinks Tallinn University is the perfect place to study Anthropology.
VR reality – Alejandro González Iñárritu
One story from Alejandro González Iñárritu.
How International Law Can Help Solve Ongoing Conflicts
There are dozens of ongoing conflicts, which affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals daily. Some of them are moving towards a negotiated peace settlement, and others continue without much hope for a positive solution in the near future. Often there are external actors involved in such negotiations, such as the UN, EU, states or NGOs. On the one hand, such mediators try to facilitate reaching a compromise between the parties, but, on the other hand, they often come with agendas of their own and may be under an obligation to promote certain international legal rules.
Summerschool Memories: Sergio & Creative Psychotherapy ’16
I participated in the Creative Psychotherapy course in July 2016 at TLÜ. The course had a good duration of 2 weeks in which the topic was presented mainly through experimentation and activities.
Short film recommendation: “In Your Interest”
It is an ordinary day at the bank. A somewhat stressed young man makes an entrance and sits down among the other waiting customers.
5 questions: Alessandro Nanì
We asked Alessandro Nanì, who is lecturer of crossmedia, some questions about life.
After Three Years, Here I Am
After almost three years here in Tallinn, I still get the question – why did you move to Estonia? And my answer is every time a bit different, because there were many reasons involved in the decision. But as my flatmate always says – I have the impression that Estonia chose me.
Watch How Al Pacino’s Performances Chew the Scenery and Everyone Else In Frame.
A select few actors have managed to maintain some semblance of control while going “over the top.”