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Callum Sunderland

Norwich, Norfolk, England

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Overview

  • 23 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • No occupation listed
  • Undergraduate
  • From Hull, England
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

Life's great, without it you'd be dead.

PHILOSOPHY

"For what gives value to travel is fear. It breaks down a kind of inner structure we have. One can no longer cheat, hide behind the hours spent at the office or at the plant (those hours we protest so loudly, which protect us so well from the pain of being alone). I have always wanted to write novels in which my heroes would say: "What would I do without the office?" or again: "My wife has died, but fortunately I have all these orders to fill for tomorrow." Travel robs us of such refuge. Far from our own people, our own language, stripped of all our props (one doesn't know the fare on the streetcars, or anything else), we are completely on the surface of ourselves. But also, soul-sick, we restore to every being and every object its miraculous value. A woman dancing without a thought in her head, a bottle on a table, glimpsed behind a curtain: each image becomes a symbol. The whole of life seems reflected in it, insofar as it summarizes our own life at the moment. When we are aware of every gift, the contradictory intoxications we can enjoy (including that of lucidity) are indescribable." - Albert Camus

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Oslo, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Ljubljana, Stari Grad, San Francisco, Oakland, Heidelberg, Istanbul, Belgrade, Budapest, Cologne, Aachen, Gent, Amsterdam, Leipzig, Zagreb, Padova, Gothenburg, Copenhagen.

Interests

Travelling, reading (phenomenology, post-structuralism, radical political/social theory), whisky

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Throw Away Your Books Rally in the Streets, Animal Love, The Turin Horse, The Seventh Continent, Can Dialectics Break Bricks?, Gummo (Guy Debord, Chris Marker).
Music: Hardcore, crust, post-punk, coldwave, ambient, electronic
Books: Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, Heraclitus, Rimbaud, Bataille, Blanchot, Artaud, Heidegger, (early) Baudrillard, Foucault, Tiqqun.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum, the Plitvice lakes.

Teach, Learn, Share

Ich bin am Deutsch lernen, langsam. Ich brauche Gesprächspartner.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United Kingdom

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