Petra spends a lot of time in Katuaq, Greenland’s cultural centre, and the reason is, so did I! Before we lived in Nuuk, I worked with a group of teachers to write the English exam for the 9th and 10th grades. I was flown from wherever I lived, and put up in a hotel, and worked long, long hours to get the papers – we had to prepare a backup in case the first was “compromised” – finished and ready for printing.
We had a break-in one year, and computers were stolen from the educational department where we worked, including all our work for the two papers. We needed to get a new paper done in record time, and we needed a theme. Low and behold crime was the topic to which all the questions were related. Life imitating art, eh?
But the interesting thing about Katuaq, is the thoroughly modern, and aesthetically pleasing building – inside and out – that really thrusts Greenland into the modern world and shatters the stereotype image of a developing country. Greenland is a modern country with a strong culture rich with tradition. I think Katuaq is one of those places in Nuuk that successfully combines the two, with regular exhibitions, talks, and events. There’s also a cinema. And, yes, I’ve seen a Jason Bourne movie there! 😉
And, also on Patreon, later today, it’s a Long November, Chapter 5. Choose any tier, starting at app. $3 + VAT per month.