Planning your Freedom Year? What Stuff is Really Important in Your Life ? — Your House is on Fire, what do you take with you?
If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.


Name: Dabia
Age: 22
Location: Doha, Qatar.
Occupation: Student

  • Macbook Pro 13”
  • iPhone 4
  • My late grandmother’s hair comb
  • Cards, ID..
  • Wallet
  • iPad2
  • Passport
  • My favorite watch- It was a gift from my father. I’ve had it since I was 14.
  • Canon EOS 550D- used to take this picture.
  • My coin collection
  • Pair of jeans
  • My favorite sweatshirt
  • Chucks.


Name: Dejana
Age: 27
Location: Brussels, Belgium / Nis, Serbia
Occupation: violinist


  • My violin
  • Mum+dad+sister polaroid snaps (always in the violin box)
  • Caleidoscope
  • Laptop
  • Soap Bubbles
  • Polaroid
  • Smena
  • Supersampler
  • H4N
  • external hard-drive
  • My “doodle” notebook
  • Multicolor pen
  • 5b pencil (also always in the violin box)
  • Wallet
  • “The God’s fiddler”  Heifetz documentary
  • “Mama I love You! William Saroyan
  • Wish Care Bear

Blandine LS

Name: Blandine LS
Age: 33
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Occupation: Graphic Designer

  • my perfume
  • colourful sneakers
  • sumo skittle
  • mug
  • my life on an external hard drive
  • wallet
  • passport
  • lip colour balm
  • iPod
  • watch
  • glasses
  • “B” necklace
  • shiba key ring
  • “Kafka on the Shore” to start a new life
  • mini photo album
  • souvenir of an incredible surprise
  • tote bag
  • beloved picture
  • notebook, sketchbook and pens
  • favourite cutlery set
  • and my inseparable camera

Philipp Dorian Leibig

Name: Philipp Dorian Leibig
Age: 34
Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Occupation: Photographer and IT


  • my wife and me
  • a old glas
  • watch (IWC)
  • cufflinks (Tiffany)
  • family ring
  • wedding ring
  • car key
  • passport
  • macbook
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II (not on the picture)
  • Tamron 70-200 2.8
  • Canon L 24-105 4
  • Canon L 100 2.8
  • Canon L 16-35 2.8
  • old postcard from bavaria
  • toothbrush
  • Dalmore whisky
  • money
  • harddrive’s with photos, important documents and memories
  • Canon speedlights
  • iphone
  • underware
  • my beloved heidi klum shirt

Jean-Paul Rossetti

Name: Jean-Paul Rossetti

Age: 36
Location: Grenoble / France
Occupation: Webmaster


  • old pictures of my parents with me when i was a kid
  • old poster of Archive Sleep (my talisman to sleep well)
  • polaroid picture of my first apartment, with my cat
  • cd of Elephant by the White Stripes (favorite band)
  • “Art & Lutherie” folk guitar
  • 15” MacBook Pro
  • iPhone (missing, took this picture with it) and earphones
  • glasses and sunglasses (myopic)
  • book “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole
  • book “1984” by George Orwell (special edition)
  • “Jaavanse Jongens” dutch tobacco (an hungarian friend’s favorite)
  • yoyo from Guggenheim museum of New York
  • passport
  • hat
  • knife from my father
  • old Everlast baskets
  • honey
  • one american dollar
  • “The Sun” of 15-17 august 2003 (blackout in NY)

Julie Solberg

Name: Julie Solberg

Age: 18
Location: Oslo, Norway
Occupation: Student, soon to study in Mexico


  • Scarf knittet by my self
  • Feather-necklace from my grandmother
  • Letterbox from my mother
  • Purse
  • Long knitting needles from wood
  • Old cotton yarn
  • Two old undeveloped photorolls
  • Oranges. Maybe i wouldn’t take oranges with me, but i love food.
  • An old notebook and a private notebook
  • Gant surfriders cup
  • My pentax camera
  • Miss Dior perfume
  • My iPhone
  • My old pink horse comb
  • The scrapbook my mother made for me
  • My macbook pro

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