Kirsi works at the museum of local history on the island Seurasaari in Helsinki. She has the understated humor you would expect from a Scandinavian girl. Beside her work she studies textile design to become a teacher someday.
Eszter was born in Budapest in Hungary where she studied Fennistics (Finish). To make a traineeship at the Finish Hungarian Cultural Institute she relocated to Helsinki. Now she lives and works in Helsinki und studies economic science.
Petra works at the marketing department of the city Bruneck. She organizes the summer festival called “Sommernachtstraum” (a midsummer night’s dream). All the alleys are full of musicians and stalls till early in the morning. At that time you barely can find a place to sit outside and have a glass of “Aperol Spriz”.
Lisi ansd Hildegard are on a trip to Meran with 28 teachers from Saalfelden in Austria. They visit all the attractions like the garden of castle Trautmannsdorf where you can find thousands of plants from all over the world.
Melanie works since 4 years in the only store of the small village Kupplwies in the Ultental near Meran. Here you can buy everything you need, not only food. Of course she knows every person by name and news are spread so fast. So as a tourist you stand out like a sore thumb.
Byamba Suren lives with his family as a nomad in the endless plains of Mongolia. Their dwelling called yurt is always with them. They know neither borders nor a homeland. They feel at home wherever they pitch their tent.
We met three amazing Azerbaijani visual artists. Anar, Adil and Emin have been friends for many years. Anar and Emin’s studio is located right next to the president’s executive office in Baku. “Our president and our artists live very close to each other. Sometimes we like to yell out to him: We need more paint and more brushes.” Anar laughs. All three artists have been traveling and held exhibitions all around the world. Adil has also been to Vienna (www.base-level.com) and will probably return sometime soon.
It was a series of coincidences that lead the Global Jacket into the hands of Eurovision contestant Lukas Plöchl and high-society reporter Dominik Heinzl just before the Trackshittaz’ last rehearsal. Unfortunately Austria didn’t make it to the final show of the Songcontest.
Wayang Gunavan calls himself Puttu for short. He is a tourist guide in Bali and embodies the three principles of island harmony. “Tri Hita Karana”, which implies living in harmony with God, with one’s fellow men, and with nature.
Lorelyn C. Ayad is proudly Pilippina and works in Singapore as a domestic helper. She says “Mabuhay ang Pilippina”, long live the Philippines, and supports the aims of the jacket project with all her heart.
Aus aktuellem Anlass macht Jacket 3.1 einen kurzen Zwischenstopp in Wien und taucht ein in marokkanische Gastfreundschaft. Najib Samad, Eigentümer des marokkanischen Restaurants “Petit Maroc” in Wien Neubau mit seinen Freunden Elkaouni Mohammed und Bimezgane Abdou: “Wir leben schon mehr als 20 Jahre in Wien und haben noch nie was gestohlen!” Der Anlass: Pauschalierende Aussagen gegen Marokkaner der Innsbrucker FPÖ auf ihren Wahlplakaten. Mittlerweile wurden die Plakate Gott sei Dank wieder entfernt.
Najib Samad from Morocco is owner of the restaurant “Petit Maroc” in Vienna, photographed with his Moroccan friends Elkaouni Mohammed und Bimezgane Abdou. They live in Austria since more than 20 years. Yes, we are happy about that.
Jaume celebrates his 80th birthday. He is part of the generation that has not passed many borders and has not seen many other countries. But he and his generation laid the foundation for a prospering civilization across borders. His wife Bondad stands by his side since more than 50 years. Feliz cumpleaños!
Clint, the number one surfer in Capetown, and his girlfriend Briany, number two surfer in Capetown, are on the way to Jefrrey’s Bay, the best place for surfing on the Indian Pacific coast. Clint is working in a surfshop in Muizenberg/Capetown. His dream is to surf once the swell in California.
Ivon Gasque from Barcelona & Christian Kollarovits from Vienna, designers at LINIERT, are happy to support Global Jacket Project with their creation.
Ivon Gasque aus Barcelona & Christian Kollarovits aus Wien, Designer von LINIERT, freuen sich, Global Jacket Project mit Ihrem Entwurf zu unterstützen.