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Overview

  • 67 References 46 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Polish, Spanish; learning Chinese, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, German, Russian
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • PhD resarcher in Urban Studies
  • BA in English Studies, MSc in Urban Studies, PhD (ongoing...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

(reboot)

ABOUT ME

I'm a critical urbanist, researcher and beginner activist. I try to be serious about world but not about myself.

Cities is what interests me the most: as the subject matter of my research, my workplace, and my home. Occasional trekking and cycling in the countryside remains a pleasant exception from my urban life.

I just arrived to Chengdu to do some research about local transport. I don't know anyone here, so I'd like to host some people to discover this place together!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I surf, host, and surf again.

Interests

Cities | Languages | Music

Music, Movies, and Books

Speaking of music*: I play the piano, and listen to a lot of records.

Some of my favourites haven't changed for while: Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Sergei Prokofiev, The Doors, J.S. Bach, Mr. Bungle, Milosc, Nick Cave, David Bowie, Lech Janerka, Bela Bartok, Dmitri Shostakovich, Andrzej Panufnik, Lambchop, Grażyna Bacewicz, Alarm Will Sound, Mulatu Astatke, Jaromir Nohavica, Morphine, Papa Dance, Tom Petty, Witold Lutoslawski, Steve Reich, Thomas Adés, Klaus Wunderlich, Pink Freud, Art of Noise, David Lang, Einstuerzende Neubauten. Definitely NOT in this order.

And here's some new ones: Xavier Montsalvatge, William Onyebayor.

* "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture” (Frank Zappa, probably)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Naturally, a few.

Just recently:
- My mom and I shared a motorcycle taxi ride in Teheran
- I had some herbal tea with the heads of Tajik police and Tajik KGB

Teach, Learn, Share

Yes, continuously.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My company.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Spain

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