The first Science Night in town – something not to be missed. Especially because everything was free, including the shuttle busses and ferry. I had picked some events and made a tight schedule according to the shuttle bus time table.


First stop was the Central Library at the Institute for World Economics. A bookbinding workshop was my pick there. After a short demonstration on how to thread bind a book you could get a free bookmark of your choice.



Bücherwurm = bookworm
Leseratte = reading rat 🙂 another term for bookworm
Seitenfinder = page finder

And finally the workshop. We were taught how to make a swirling notepad.



This is what I made, it’s the one in the middle in the second picture. Drying after applying the glue was going to take one hour but due to my schedule I had to leave it there. Luckily, they had some finished notepads to chose from.

Swag from the library –


Then I hopped onto the shuttle bus for my next destination, the Muthesius Art College, for a short workshop in graphic arts and printing. You could make stamps from moss rubber, try a small etching, do monoprinting and other things. I chose to make a print from the back of a box of chocolate kisses (beaten egg white on a wafer, covered with chocolate) also known as milk carton printing. With a sharp pencil I drew a cluster of circles.


After applying some paint and turning the wheel of the printing press I had a work of art to take home.

Swag from the art college –



Back onto the shuttle bus to catch the ferry to the east side and Geomar, an institute for marine research.

Swag on the ferry –

a fifteen minute language class explaining the traps of the English language that Germans tend to fall easily into 🙂 (sorry, no picture for obvious reasons)


At Geomar you could explore a couple of marine related topics in small experiments, learn about the pollution of the ocean or peek at the tiniest of creatures through a microscope. On display were a couple of research vessels and gear like the small research submarine Jago. (Everyone: #We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine#) 😉

Swag from Geomar –


herrings with a taste of blueberry.

I would also have loved to see the light show on the façade of the University but that would have meant to return to the west side. Also, it had started to rain so I went home instead of getting soaked in the dark. 😉

Looking forward to next year.


4 thoughts on “Swag

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.