Navigating Across Cultures: Compass of Shame Do all humans beings, also those on the farthest edges of the globe, share the same emotional spectrum including: anger, shame, happiness, excitement, disappointment and joy? If so why do people across cultures manifest their feelings and thoughts in such different ways? Why can two people sharing a conversation be […]
Danger Ahead: Cross-Cultural Conclusions How come different languages appropriate a same object to different cultures? Why is a tight high braid named in English a French Braid, in Hebrew a Chinese Braid and in Spanish an African Braid? Cross-Cultural conclusions. You might be in this moment when you are about to meet a new team […]
The Cultural Ogre Model Culture is a hungry monster. Mainstream cultures are like ogres, in constant search of new cultures to devour. And why does culture work in such a way? Why do mainstream cultures depend on the inclusion of an Others, far, often considered as third world cultures? Why do heavily graffitied suburban neighborhoods […]
What culture is the best culture? Which culture has invented this delicious dish or that technologic approach considered the cutting edge of its time? What culture do you consider superior? The conclusion is that in the eyes of every culture that very same culture is superior to the rest. (Honestly now, does your best culture […]
Jaffa, Ajami neighbourhood. Eighth graders from Meytarim school (southern Israel) who came to Jaffa for a cross-cultural tour. “The Other” is the yearly topic they deal with at school and what brought them to Jaffa. I start leading them through the 5000 years old Jaffa port. The energetic group of 14 year old follows as […]
Xoli Ormut-Durbin - Born and raised in Hong Kong. Eldest, has a brother and a sister. Studied graphic Design, “everything interested me but mostly waitressing” Zoe and Xoli met by chance five years ago, two weeks later the place opened. Then Xoli didn’t speak any Hebrew.