© Nihad Nino Pušija

Name: Jörn N.
Mother tongue: German
Occupation: DAAD-Lector
My object: Janosik-Figure made from wood
My story about it:
The stories about the robber-hero Janosik were the stories of my childhood. Some years ago, I set off to visit the places in Southern Poland and Slovakia where the narrative about the just robber is still very much alive. In small Pieniny mountain villages, those figures are part of the folk art repertoire. Like the historic Janosik, the figure protects the ordinary people. I always take it with me.