Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Marleyse Borchard

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International Studies


2007 Fellows

Travel Locations: Eastern & Central Europe, Central & East Asia

Borchard’s adventure will be guided by her passion for handcrafts (knitting and needlework chief among them) and her interest in societies undergoing dramatic social change. She is, however, open to following other inspirations as the journey unfolds. Starting in Turkey, she will travel by bus and train through the Balkans, Eastern and Central Europe, the Baltic States, and Russia, then east by train across Siberia to Mongolia and China. Highlights will likely include experiencing rich craft traditions, knitting with strangers, discovering stories of non violent revolution and innovative social change, and growing is self and world knowledge, and the ability to embrace ambiguity and risk.