Whether you’re betting your house on a round of Hold ’em, foretelling the arrival of a tall dark stranger, or just letting your your young nephew win at snap: Whatever you’re doing with a pack of cards, it pays to tell your Swords from your Shields and your Cups from your Coins.
Images of Europe
Say what you like, Europe has plenty to look at. From paintings and comic strips to the stereotypical “look” we like to give to our neighbours and the fiery visions that haunt our nightmares, the images we create tell us a huge amount about society. Where do they come from? How do they influence each other? What do they tell us about ourselves – and what we think about others? Take your ticket and step inside: the EuropeIsNotDead gallery is open to visitors.
Over the last centuries, Europe brought to humanity many of the greatest breakthroughs. Think about the telephone, the printed press, cinema, the world wide web or the telescope… Or inventions impacting our daily lives such as eyeglasses, toothpaste or soft contact lenses…
Snooty French, stiff Brits, shy Finns and humourless Germans: Europeans love their conceptions about their neighbours to be well-defined, if not necessarily true. Even if stereotypes don’t teach us much about who our European neighbours really are, they do teach us a lot about how they are perceived.