I finally physically installed a new hard drive into my ibook, but I am still waiting on some start up disks so I can put an OS on there.
I leave for Riga, Latvia on Jan. 6 - so I am hoping it will be running smoothly by then. I've been emailing with some people in Riga that Nina met while she was there last spring. They run a hostel called Singalong. Some people from the school have a packed itinerary for us including a visit to Andrejsala, an artist "island," and the future home of the new Riga Museum for Contemporary Art designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.
After about a week in Riga, we will be going on to Budapest, Hungary for another week and another packed itinerary meeting with the Minister of Culture, museum and gallery directors, etc. I have also been emailing with HINTS, an artist group from Budapest. They invited us over for dinner and will show us around their studios.
I am hoping to have this dumb computer fixed before I leave in order to blog the shit out of this trip.