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Overview

  • 21 references 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Italian; learning French, German
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Cultural projects' manager
  • Voronezh State University
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Here is my facebook https://www.facebook.com/art.safon
I've just moved to Torino, Italy for 3 years to study Music, Cinema, Performing arts and New Media at the University of Torino.

Some short bio:
– during highschool: 4 years playing ice hockey, 3 years boxing
– during university: played in student shows, volunteered in 6 workcamps in Europe, volunteered in Sochi 2014 Olympic games, worked in a call-center in a bank.
– after uni: worked in a digital-agency as a content-manager and translator
– volunteered for 1 year in a social center for immigrants in Lecce, Italy.
– had a 4-months course of contemporary art. As a result we've organised a final exhibition, where I was having a role of curator.
– worked at Platonov Arts Festival 2017
– moved to Moscow to work at contemporary theatre festival Territoria
– worked in a cultural department at the Swedish embassy promoting Swedish culture in Russia
– in summer 2019 worked as a summer public programm's producer at Strelka Institute for Architecture, Media and Design

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I want to meet new people and try to become a local in every place I go. (and may be become your friend too).

Interests

music (new albums), movies, urban studies, feminism, media, design, politics, new social knowledge, feeling awkward, drinks, company, food, fun, black humour, adventuring, travelling, dancing like a psycho. blablabla...

  • arts
  • dining
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • music
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC
Alabama Shakes, Atoms for Peace, The Beatles, Bjork, Bloodhound Gang, Blue Man Group, Bob Dylan, David Gilmour, The Doors, Eddie Vedder, Fabrizio de André, The Fratellis, Fugazi, Funkadelic, Goat, Jack White, Jimi Hendrix, The John Butler Trio, John Frusciante, Keith Richards, La Femme, Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz, Mac Demarco, Manu Chao, Massive Attack, Metallica, Mgzavrebi, Moby, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, The Police, Queen, The Raconteurs, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Stone Roses, Tame Impala, Tinariwen, The Rolling Stones, Ween, The White Stripes, The Velvet Underground

BOOKS
Mark Twain, Hemingway, Sergey Dovlatov, non-fiction on architecture, design, urbanism.

MOVIES
by Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Tarantino, Bergman, von Trier, David Lynch.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

emmm, once washed my hair with a dog-shampoo.
I'll tell you more stories, when we meet.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to open up myself to a new person. The best is when it's mutual.
Emotions and the moment are things that matter.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My time and my energy, I always do my best to make people around me feel comfortable.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Russian Federation, United States

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