Our 4th day was our last cleaning shift for now. We cleaned for the first time the kitchens of the international students. Some remained impersonal practical kitchens while some had a touch of personal care.
A little word on the board. A pillow on the chair. Some special kitchen towels. Traces of time spent collectively. A cooking schedule.
Working three days as cleaners gave us the chance to encounter the international students from more a personal perspective. Furthermore, we got to know the building very well. Long corridors, kitchens, service rooms. It would be easy to get lost but not for us anymore.
Arriving back in the afternoon to our station, we discover that during the night the international students interacted with our stations. As one might guess, the always present phallus symbol found its place to the wall in different forms. We had to integrate in our research. We re-organize everything and expanded our stations.
New categories/questions are:
6 myths about international students