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In the Hands of Activists

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 4. The Soul of a Place, Buenos Aires by Alexandra G1 Comment

Buenos Aires is home to so many people. It is home to immigrants, party-goers, intellectuals, craftsmen/women, indigenous peoples, old and new money, the youth and the elderly. Buenos Aires is a city for every type of person. Something that I truly think most porteños have in common is their political awareness. They are so “woke” here, more than anywhere that …

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Al-Barzakh

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 4. The Soul of a Place, Abu Dhabi by Raven2 Comments

Last week, the university held a music festival called Barzakh here on campus. With several artists brought together from all over the world, this festival was a celebration of all things New York University Abu Dhabi, and further Abu Dhabi itself. Students and faculty and professors alike coming alive to thundering beats in one dark space. One band: an eight-piece …

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We The People

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 4. The Soul of a Place, Washington DC by DanielaLeave a Comment

When thinking about what makes a place important, there are differences to be considered for Washington. D.C., the capital of our nation, hosts the most powerful politicians, agencies, and organizations in our country and possibly in the world. This city is inherently important, but who made it this way? WE THE PEOPLE. At some point in our history, our founding fathers …

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The Soul of Architecture

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 4. The Soul of a Place, Florence by Alexandra LLeave a Comment

The Basilica di Santo Spirito is the most unassuming building. It would be incredibly easy for someone walking by to overlook it, or deem it an abandoned structure that no longer serves its religious functions. Why does Santo Spirito look so bare? The lack of façade literally pales in comparison to the famed Duomo of Florence, with its pink, green, …

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Kissing Strangers

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 4. The Soul of a Place, Buenos Aires by Matthew G1 Comment

Ethnic and national groups are often marked by the specific cultural customs that they embody.  Whether it is clothing, language, familial relationships, etc, at the end of the day different groups of people do things differently.  I bet you’re thinking, “Yes, Matthew, we know.” Forgive me for saying it again, but in a globalizing world, cultural groups can no longer …