Thank you to all who Attended our January 24, 2014 UC Presentation
On January 24, Helen, Nooshin and Jorg gave a presentation on the Silk Road to Peace at the University of Calgary to 35-40 attendees. A link to the video recordings Of Hong Lu is given below (1).
Nooshin made such a wonderful Persian Corner, as posted on FaceBook on January 30 (2) and gave such a great meditative Imaginary Journey to a Caravanserai, complete with the realistic recording of the goat bells from Izad Khast caravanserai. Being an artist (and intern architect), she also produced the business card, logo and poster for our evening and project as shown in our photo (2).
Thank you Nooshin and Helen, and all who attended, including Dean Sieppert and his wife Shirley.
We also wish to thank 2 parties for providing us with samples of delicious vegan food; Changying Ma and Hong Lu for bringing samples of vegan dumplings from China, and Malik Muradov and Emine Gurbuzer of IDI (3) for bringing their Noah's Pudding from Turkey and Turkmenistan, to our minds and palate.
I also want to thank Pat (Sakib Pratyay) for his collection of EyeOpenerprofessional photos posted on Flickr (4). I did not know how beautiful some of you really are. Take a look. If you want copies talk to Pat.
As the project moves ahead with more meetings, partners, advisors, conference abstracts, proposals, submissions, new and exciting opportunities, and expands into other countries, please watch our Blog and FaceBook sites as we make more announcements as time, personnel and resources allow.
A posting on our next presentation on February 22 with our newest team member Negar Badri, Master in Energy & Architectural Engineering, will be Iranianon Caravanserai of the Silk Road, evolution of the architectural plans. Please spread the word and let others know.
Some unsolicited comments from 6 attendees include:
1) "Enjoyed last Friday's presentation. About 10 years ago we travelled through Turkey and visited some caravanserais, however, they were all in a state of disrepair. The ones in Iran looked liked 5 star accommodation in comparison."
2) "the presentation was really helpful and I found out more about the purpose of this project....we talked to Nooshin and got more information about the project. It is really impressive and indeed a really huge project. I would like to learn more about the possible opportunities in this project....."SV
3) "Thank you Jorg and Helen for all your noble effort to educate the public. ...The event is amazing, vegan food from both ends of the silk road. Such a blessing. We believe the public become more and more aware of sustainable living style, thanks many people's effort like yours. The three videos are seamless, i.e. they connect one by one exactly, there is no missing gap." Hong Lu
4) "I wanted to thank you and your whole team for the Silk Road to Peace presentation (Jan. 24, 2014 at U of C) and food samples and cultural information. ... I appreciate all of the effort that you have made to collaborate and expose the many talents of the people you have met in your travels and here as well." SO
5) "Attending in your last presentation really delighted me, not only because of lots of efforts which have been done by you and your team, but also mostly for your positive and eager approach to Iranian architect. It showed me that people apart from the distance and political issues can love and respect each other. I truly appreciate your kind experiences and it is my pleasure to have an opportunity for cooperation with you in such issues." SJ
6) "In my opinion the event was really good and I enjoyed being there last week. It is always a pleasure to work with you if my timing constraints let me to do so. Based on watching the videos I took, I estimate between 35-40 people at the presentation." SS
4) EyeOpener, Silk Road to Peace: Event Coverage, professional photos of Pat (Sakib Pratyay),