Poland 6

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 71

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/09/1938

PLACE OF BIRTH: Lublin, Poland

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Polish/Caucasian

OCCUPATION: professor, architect

EDUCATION: master’s degree in architecture

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject was born in Poland and raised in Lublin, Poland. He has spent extended time in France as well as the United States.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Spencer Sassaman Lott

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/04/2009

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I just finish a meeting with my students, who are going to go for a summer program to Barcelona, Paris, and London, and I had to lecture them how to behave. In an other words, no drinking, no wearing base-, uh, baseball hats and all that’s American apparel, simply because they won’t, don’t want to be recognized as Americans. … So this was one thing, and then I went down telling them why we have a summer program of that sort. How Barcelona is a city and culture measured against Paris is a city is culture in London, is a city of culture because the idea was to take them from the south to north, to demonstrate the cultural, architectural, and environmental differences, created by different religious, uh, traditions, uh, created by, created by different political history, and also climate and ability to build. So those were the things I had to discuss with them, so they would not feel like they were going into unknown territory, with no reason of, uh, which would be familiar to them. So then I recommended some books for them to read and also suggested they should keep sketch books, and cameras ready so they could create a record of their experiences in various countries and various environments. So that lasted for about an hour, and then we talk about swine flu. There was a university representative who instructed us that the state department keeps an eye on it, and if there is any danger of spread of this epidemic to Europe, Spain, or France or England, we will not be able to proceed. Hopefully it will not occur and we will be able to depart on the second of June.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Spencer Sassaman Lott

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/04/2009

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