Archive for September, 2011

Shopkeepers from hell: How Amman takes out the fun from shopping (and what this says about us)

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Shopping in Amman often can be an unhappy experience. In many shopping situations, one has to deal with one of the following traits (or a combination of them): unfriendliness, ignorance, rip-off, lack of empowerment, arrogance and sheer stupidity. Take, for example, the latest shopping incident my wife had to endure. Around a week ago she [...]

A universal logo for human rights: vote for your favorite now

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

A few months ago I was appointed as a jury member of an amazing global design competition. The aim: to create a universally accepted logo for human rights. Peace has its symbol. Religions have their symbols. Global non profits and corporations also have their all-present symbols. But universal human rights, which have become part of [...]