China, Beijing by Shanlin

When first time Shanlin arrived to Gothenburg he didn’t imagine that one day he would call ‘his city’. But now, after five years, even living in Stockholm, he claims that Gothenburg feels ‘home’ for him. For the once who would like to explore the place he suggest a trip by bike. According to Shanlin there is no better way of socializing than cycling in a wonderful landscape. However, there is specially one place he suggests to visit: a Volvo museum. Volvo is a Swedish automobile manufacturer, headquartered in Gothenburg. It presents is strongly impacting both city history and current status.
And Beijing? Beijing seems to have no secrets from Shanlin. At the same time there is no way to summarize all the possibilities it offers. Unfortunately it does not always apply for local students, since they have no time for anything apart from studying. They enjoy their free time in shopping malls discovering all the novelties market offers. Shopping is apparently a big part of their lives.
If you would like to know a bit more about this place –there is just one solution:listen to the interview with Shanlin :)

AGORA is a talk-show,
where together with my guests in the studio,
we are trying to find a new perspective
of the city of Gothenburg:

Inside out and outside in.

In order to get a new point of view of the city we are presenting Gothenburg in a juxtaposition to a wide array of place all around the world.

My guests are citizens of Gothenburg: some of them have been living here just few months, while the others-for few years. They are coming from different places all around the world. They are inviting the listeners to their hometowns and comparing their cities to Gothenburg (the outside in perspective).

Some of my interlocutors have been living in Gothenburg (or in its close neighbourhood) since they are born. They are sharing with their experience of this city as a point of departure to discover other remote places. They are comparing the other spots to Gothenburg (inside out perspective).

All in all, the program is about presenting other cities vs Gothenburg.

You are also welcome to join the program as my guest!
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Enjoy the show :)!


Edyta Swiatek.

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