Ari Grant

Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Library person
  • BA in Communications, MA in Info and Knowledge Management
  • From Sydney
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About Me


I'm trying to gather material for the art of my life


According to a close friend, I "always have something to say that's particular to the situation that lightens the mood, though it can be black humour on the odd occasion"


The trivial told beautifully beats the profound told badly

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hikes. Drinks. Potluck. Impromptu road trips. Parties. Beach.


Have road tripped and partied with fantastic people in the CS community.


Libraries, animation, cinema, art, street art, theatre, film festivals, pubs, cafes, bookstores, comics, zines, people, nature, graphic novels , art classes, burlesque, comedy

Music, Movies, and Books

Jim Jarmusch, Francois Truffaut, Agnes Varda, Mike Mills, Wong Kar-wai, Xavier Dolan, Kelly Reichardt, Leos Carax, Aki Kaurismäki, Mike Leigh

Courtney Barnett, Sleater-Kinney, Blouse, Alvvays, Mac DeMarco, Metronomy, Pixies, Blood Orange, The Courtneys, Ariel Pink, DIIV, Deerhunter, Ought

Gabrielle Bell, Daniel Clowes, Vanessa Davis, Mimi Pond, Adrian Tomine, David Sedaris, George Orwell, Hunter S. Thompson, William Burroughs, David Foster Wallace

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Moved abroad on a dare and stayed there several years

I once saw this fantastic theatre production of Kafka's Metamorphosis with music by Nick Cave

Art Spiegelman's Intellectual Vaudeville Show was also wonderful, all kinds of wonderful

Teach, Learn, Share

I like sharing stories

I can cook

I'd like to learn more about people

What I Can Share with Hosts

Amusing anecdotes, wine, coffee, film knowledge, book recommendations, and friendship

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada

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