Know-how – Different ways of wearing a headscarf

Posted by Olga Smirnova On April - 7 - 2011

Maria, a 26-year-old student from Indonesia, is studying in Germany. She kindly agreed to give us an interview on the secrets of wearing a headscarf and of femininity in a Muslim culture.

Maria also showed us how a headscarf is worn in different countries where Islam is the predominant religion.
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What does your headscarf mean to you?

Posted by Olga Smirnova On April - 7 - 2011

Photo by Bettina Storck

Maria, a 26-year-old student from Indonesia, is studying in Germany. She kindly agreed to give us an interview about the secrets of wearing a headscarf and femininity in a Muslim culture.

Have you ever wondered, what such an element in a wardrobe could mean for a woman?

Is she happy wearing it?

Does it protect her?

Is it just a religious tradition or rather something personal?

What is it like to wear it in a different culture?

Does she go to the swimming pool/hair-dresser?

 

We want to thank Maria for sincerely answering our provocative questions!

Here you’ll find the answers.
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Ssshh don’t tell anyone!

Posted by Jenny Lau On April - 7 - 2011

How would you make the “this is a secret!” gesture in your culture?

So next time when you tell someone a secret, don’t forget to use one of these gestures to make it safer!
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Bonjour, Guten Tag, Konichiwa…

Posted by Yuliya Shilova On April - 7 - 2011

View the album Intercultural Greetings

Intercultural Greetings

Greeting is the first thing you do when you meet a person. Do it with a kiss, a hug or a handshake? Have a look...

 

Bettina Storck, Nadiya Tsybulya & Yuliya Shilova

Women, Men and Femininity – intercultural statements

Posted by Olga Smirnova On April - 7 - 2011

We have posted 4 statements on Facebook, concerning MEN, WOMEN & FEMININITY in different cultural settings, and asked our friends to comment them.

Here are our statements and a short summary of the feedback received so far.
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A handsome guy is trying to get acquainted with you by asking a simple harmless question like

“It’s hot in here, isn’t it?”

It would have been cool, you could have even flirted with him, if it were not for one small detail- he is TOTALLY naked!
I had similar thoughts, when I visited a German sauna for the first time. Somehow I found myself to be in a company of 7 men in their natural beauty…

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Survey on direct questions…

Posted by Adrienne Stickel On April - 7 - 2011

We provided a survey on direct questions; we assumed that there would be a concrete answer for each question, according to the different cultures (based on nationality). We were proofed wrong.
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Are you crazy or what?

Posted by Jenny Lau On April - 6 - 2011

How do you demontsrate in your culture that someone is crazy? In our little project, we asked people from different countries to get crazy for a while in front of the camera. Maybe you will find some similarities or your gesture is completely different. However, try to keep in mind those differences! Who knows, maybe one day you might have to say someone is crazy in one of these countries!

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