PART THREE: ESCAPE FROM DOM KAVKA

I want to recognize all of my good friends from this experience with photos of them. Then, after leaving Dom Kavka I went on to Ljubljana for an invited lecture at the National Institute of Education, Republic of Slovenia, on debate across the curriculum. I was very well received and teacher training workshops are being planned for the fall.


MY FRIENDS and sorry I did not get pictures of you all (in no particular order)

Anja and Ursa

Beti and Samo

Bojana and Primoz

Ivana

Luka, Marko and Ina

Mateja, Ivana, Zlata and Urshka

Tanja and Simon

Zlata and Tanja


ON TO LJUBLJANA AND THE DEBATE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM LECTURE

Impressive setting, attentive audience, excellent results

They smiled and laughed at my jokes

Tuna lectures in poor lighting


THE ART COLONY SQUATTERS HAVE ESTABLISHED AT THE OLD ARMY BASE

Right in the center of Ljubljana there was an old Yugoslavian army base, complete with prison and interrogration areas. The city wanted toi tear it down, but squatters occupied it and started an art colony. Some years later the city and the artists have come to an agreement as the artists transform the base into a new focus and set up art studios, living quarters, a night club, and a youth hostel there. Bojana's son, Bine, is a gifted artist working there. She took me there to see their work and the old army base. I liked it.

 

Bine and Tina's future studio

Bine and Tina's award-winning mural

Base prison turned into a youth hostel

 

 


BINE'S WORK AT THE ART COLONY

Bojana and Bine

Bine and Tina's wall of fish

Tina paints another fish wall

From the deeps...


AND THEN IT WAS OVER...

A quick dinner, and then early the next morning a drive to venice, followed by a flight to London Gatwick, followed by a shuttle bus to London Heathrow, followed by a flight to JFK NYC, followed by a flight to Burlington, Vermont bringing me home at about midnight, though it was 6 AM to me. To sleep, back to my office tomorrow to get back to work, but always with a eye out for my next adventure.

Special thanks to ZIP Slovenia and its director, Bojana Skrt, for making my trip possible. I am sure we will work together again.

THE END

Try saying this! (Who says Slovenia is hard to pronounce!)