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Josefina Cordera

Josefina is from Argentina and moved into The Netherlands last year. She works as a scientific writer and has worked as a producer for TV broadcasts, documentary films, and podcasts. Josefina is a Ph.D. Anthropology student, focusing on visual anthropology. She enjoys going everywhere by bike, yoga, and sunshine.

Enjoy the Fungi Season and Help the Science!

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Last fall I was wandering through Clingendael Park to enjoy the fungi season on one of the few warm sunny days. I walked on a thick carpet of brown leaves and took pictures with my phone here and there. I was trying to register the amount and diversity of fungi it was possible to see around. There were people more ready than me to catch up with the beauty of nature: big cameras, tripods, and lights. I knew, at that moment, that fungi were a serious matter in this country.

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Dutch architecture: a women’s matter

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One of the things that drove my attention when I came to live in the Netherlands was architecture.  Quite different from my country, this place seems to reflect identity through the way houses are built. I learned about rijtjeshuis and bovenwoning (I live in one of these!). Architecture shapes a city, but who defines it? What are the stories behind those bricked walls that reproduce once and again? Reading about architecture in the Netherlands, brand-new research caught me. It was about women in Dutch architecture history.

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