Sit In Series by Karin Sawetz, publisher Fashionoffice
(log series through March and April 2013, Vienna)


Sit In Series Log: Day Twelve
3 April 2013

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Today, it's the second last day of my English course.

I will not pack my coffer and leave my (German language) country; this was not the reason for the English training that applied an advanced 'cut' to my ability to speak this foreign language which became in the last years more and more my second language.

The luggage on this page is not my travel case. It's an artifact of the upcoming exhibition 'Academic Objects?' in Vienna. The suitcase on the image is filled with books and probably manuscripts of chronicles such as the 'Sit In Series' you are now reading in. The artifact is from the (translated from German) Women's Property/Legacy Collection of the University of Vienna and was used for research and teaching. Very probable that my chronicles written down in the 'Sit In Series' (the series is very popular and was on top of the statistics of Fashionoffice in March) will be interpreted in 100 years in a new context by researchers about - only for example, online media and their statistics; today's facts will be perceived in the context of the knowledge about our future which will already be happened in 100 years. In 100 years, the people will know where our journey went.



fig. original:
The old luggage filled with books, bound paper is an artifact from the exhibition 'Academic Objects? Paths to Knowledge' ('Gelehrte Objekte? Wege zum Wissen) which is on show from 11 April until 27 October 2013 at the Gartenpalais Schönborn of the Volkskundemuseum in Vienna. The exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna and Science Communications Research. The book-travel-case is from the (transl. from German) Women's Property or Legacy Collection of the Institute of History (Sammlung Frauennachlässe am Institut für Geschichte). Photo: Viktor Brázdil.

During the next months from 11 April until 27 October 2013, the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna (Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Wien) provides insights into the work of researchers and their archives - the classical 'hardware' to save memory, at the exhibition 'Academic Objects? Paths to Knowledge' at the Volkskundemuseum in Vienna.

The exhibited objects will show the results of research and teaching from Egyptology, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, over Numismatics and Monetary History, to Economic and Social History - to name some of the collaborating research and teaching fields. It's the first time that collected artifacts from the archives of the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies will be exhibited.

BTW: In former centuries, Latin was the official language of academics and was used worldwide to communicate new research results. Today, it's English which connects the world and knowledge. I learned Latin too; and believe me, English is easier.

Now, I have to pack my educational case for the second last day of my English course.

Source: Original article with image on http://www.fashionoffice.org/culture/2013/sit_in_series-daytwelve4-2013.htm.

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