The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, a public cultural institution that functions under the authority of the Cluj County Council, invites you on Thursday, September 22, from 6 p.m., to the book release and debate: “How does travelling change our thinking?”
The event has free entry and it will have an interpreter in the Romanian sign language for people with hearing disabilities.
Sign language interpreter: Oana Tufar.
The debate will be moderated by Katalin Orbán and I.S. Cosman, historian, Liana Don, psychiatrist and Alexandru N. Stermin, biologist.
A journey in which the road is only outwardly outlined without following the winding paths of the self is traveled in vain. True travelling tears us down as much as it lifts us up, leaving us with many doubts and too few certainties, but with the intact magic of the quest. “The trip to South America opened the door to a world that I would have never known had I left it locked. A world that gradually revealed itself, as the fences around the mind were widening, encompassing new and new territories. Because often, the limit is not in the borders, but in the fences that we build between us and the others. And South America has helped me to step beyond borders, in a perfect journey, without borders.” (I.S.: Cosman)
We will discuss about all these and many other questions about how travelling shapes our thoughts and changes our perspective with the author of the book “The gates close at midnight” and her guests, Dr. Liana Don and Alexandru Stermin.