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a friend once described both of us like this: "we got glasses, we are pale and we are dorks" - well, well.
so, anyway, i am a 27 year old feminist environmentalist who is also heavily into politics and is about to write her master's thesis on the topic of degrowth.
i like joking around, meeting new people, walking the streets of any city, well-known or completely unknown, reading books, discussing politics, drinking wine in shady bars and dancing till the sun comes up. oh, and i also love travelling. obviously.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
well, by living, traveling and meeting exciting new people, i guess.
awwww, only one but it was better than i could ever have hoped for.
politics, urbanism, meeting new people, films and tv series, reading, writing, texting, anticapitalist alternatives like degrowth, transition towns etc., languages, programming, (queer) feminism, photography, riding my bike, sleeping.
- urban exploration
Music, Movies, and Books
i like everything that scratches beneath the surface. i like books, movies and music that are not trying to be different but are actually different (the same goes for people).
some of my favourite authors include: andreas steinhöfel, douglas coupland, chimamanda ngozi adichie, hermann hesse, thomas bernhard, robert schindel, george orwell, alison bechdel, meg rosoff, dimitré dinev, j.d. salinger, miranda july, andrea gibson, marina lewycka, arno geiger, jostein gaarder, sylvia plath, olga grjasnowa, swetlana alexijewitsch, trinh t. minh ha, teju cole, noviolet bulawayo, laurie penny, anna kim.
right now i'm reading "woman on the edge of time" by marge piercy, supposedly one of the best feminist sci fi novels.
movies: pretty much anything by samira makhmalbaf, pretty much anything by fatih akin, arash t. riahi, wes anderson, noah baumbach, elisabeth scharang, ulrich seidl, erwin wagenhofer.
music: among others, placebo, ana tijoux, amanda palmer, brand new, laura marling, cocorosie, antony and the johnsons, anohni, patti smith, arcade fire, belle and sebastian, bloc party, bob dylan, bright eyes, clara luzia, trouble over tokyo, ellie goulding, enter shikari, fall out boy, fun., gisbert zu knyphausen, get well soon, hole, kettcar, leonard cohen, marina and the diamonds, patrick wolf, the postal service, regina spektor, the smiths, tegan and sara, splean, mitski, chumbawamba, conor oberst, final fantasy.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
watching the sun rise in lovely nizhniy novgorod.
Teach, Learn, Share
i can definitely teach anyone how to swear in viennese/austrian german!
What I Can Share with Hosts
my favourite places in vienna, my usually vast selection of tea, the odd streak of wisdom and many more things.
Countries I’ve Visited
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuba, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Austria, Finland, Russian Federation, United Kingdom