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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

29 August 2022

This app helps you learn minority European languages

Languages ​​such as the Sami language, Gaelic, Cornish, Basque and Galician have their own space in the IndyLan app, a project that was born with the […]
26 August 2022

Rubens House in Antwerp is about to get a new garden and you can help plant it

This autumn, work will commence on the new garden of the Rubens House in Antwerp. A new museum gallery, albeit one without a ceiling, is set […]
25 August 2022

Belgium’s KU Leuven will celebrate its 600th anniversary in 2025

Leuven’s Catholic University (KU Leuven) will celebrate its 600th anniversary in 2025. It’s one of Europe’s oldest universities and according to Belga news agency, it ranks […]
24 August 2022

Who invented the World Wide Web?

Over the past decades, the English Tim Berners-Lee has been acclaimed for inventing the World Wide Web (the Web). Much less credit has been given to […]
24 August 2022

What would Mona Lisa and Dali look like today?

When he embarked on his project, 26-year-old Portuguese designer Tiago Dias didn’t even have a profile on Instagram. A couple of works were the excuse to […]
24 August 2022

This Indonesian tribe has the bluest eyes ever seen

An indigenous tribe in Indonesia looks very different from the stereotypes that sometimes exist in society, especially in the West. And the reason behind that difference […]
22 August 2022

Europe From Above TV series offers stunning views of the continent

National Geographic is broadcasting the fourth set of episodes from its famous TV series Europe From Above. Using cutting-edge drone technology, viewers are taken on a […]
19 August 2022

Indonesia celebrates it’s 77th independence under the motto ‘recover faster, rise stronger’

On the 17th of August, Indonesia celebrated the 77th anniversary of its Independence.  This year’s theme was Recover Faster, Rise Stronger. The theme brings an aura […]
19 August 2022

UK’s Horniman Museum and Gardens to return Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

72 museum objects will be transferred to the Nigerian government, following a decision by the Horniman’s Board of Trustees. The objects were taken from Benin City […]
16 August 2022

Why Shaanxi is the cradle of Chinese civilization

Shaanxi is a province in north-western China. With a millennia long history, from which it was the capital of the country over 13 dynasties, for more than […]
10 August 2022

K-POP World Festival and BLACKSWAN arrive in Brussels this summer

On 4 September 2022, the Korean Cultural Center in Brussels is organizing a 100% pure K-POP event in Brussels under the name “K-POP WORLD FESTIVAL X […]
10 August 2022

Meet the Spanish islanders who use whistling as a way to communicate

The Silbo Gomero is an idiomatic whistled language characteristic of the island of La Gomera and representative of the culture from the Canaries. It is a […]
3 August 2022

5 open air cinemas for your summer holidays in Portugal

Summer has arrived and brought along all possible activities to really enjoy this magical time of the year, with its warm romantic nights calling for fantastic […]
2 August 2022

The K-Pop Academy returns to Brussels

The Korean Cultural Center in Brussels organizes once again the “K-Pop academy” for Belgians and Europeans who love Korean culture, starting on 1 August until 27 […]
2 August 2022

Barcelona as you have never seen it before

I was in Barcelona last month and was privileged to see this extraordinary and eye-opening new visitor experience in the heart of Barcelona. The Torre Glòries […]
1 August 2022

Pelješac Bridge is the new tourist attraction promoting the south of Croatia

On 26 July, the Pelješac Bridge was inaugurated in Croatia. It is one of the biggest EU-funded projects in the EU and the biggest one in […]
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