After my interview for the Potsdam university magazine, the journalist asked me whether I wanted to write a short piece for the Märkische Allgemeine (MAZ), a local newspaper for the Potsdam region. The format called “My Project” appears regularly in the MAZ science pages. It entails only 1700 characters, has to be written from a first-person perspective, and should make the project as accessible and relevant to the general reader as possible.
This proved quite challenging. Not only to break down my project to its bare essentials without sounding too kindergarten (for which there was no space anyways). Also, due to a tight schedule both from the newspaper’s and my side, I ended up writing the piece at Athens airport while waiting for my train. Not ideal conditions, and given that, I am happy with how it turned out.