“We crossed spacious streets, with building resembling palaces, in La Rambla promenade ; the shops were well illuminated and there was movement and life… I did not decide to go to sleep, even though I wished to, so I could rise early and contemplate, in daylight, this city, unknown to me: Barcelona, capital of Catalonia.” – Hans Christian Andersen, 1862
Students will explore the city of Barcelona, Spain. Each student will select one aspect of Barcelona to reflect upon. The subject selected can be a person, place or event.
Format and submission guidelines for Miami as Text:
How to do a Miami as Text
Projects will be posted on a social media public forum, which will enable the host institution to engage student perceptions. This provides students with the opportunity to engage in a community dialogue in regards to their work. This should not impact student perspective or analysis. Your professor and the host institutions are interested in a genuine experience and honest reflection.
BARCELONA: STUDENT VOICES
“Tonight I danced with the devil. He took me by the hand and walked me through the circle of fire. I tried to stay away from the sin spewing from the sparks, but I was entranced with the lights. Like a moth to a flame, I followed him, and he showed me the power of the sun. Its all-powerful might was enhanced by the fire, a symbol of purity to contrast the devils around me. As I looked around, I could see everyone lighting their own flames to add on to the sun’s power. Children lit up fireworks and bonfires were scattered all over the beach. It was then I realized the power of the San Juan festival that celebrated the summer solstice: it brings unity amongst the members of the community and fuses us together under the great flames of the sun.”
MIAMI AS TEXT
EDITORS AND LAST UPDATE
John William Bailly 25 AUGUST 2019
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