Danish Culture is an “Extreme”

In many ways, culture is all about expectations – but what are those expectations when navigating the Danish culture?!

Danish Culture is an Extreme is a two-hours, state-of-the art lecture, which paints a certain picture of the Danish mentality and its implicit expectations. It is a humorous, serious and provocative lecture that battles through decoding known Danish values e.g. equality, trust, independence, humor, privacy, self-image, “hygge” and most importantly how they play out in real life.

If you are an international, you are probably often puzzled about the behavior of your Danish colleagues and friends. And if you are a Dane you cannot really explain your own behavior, mostly because you take it for granted, or you give poor explanations such as: “we do it like this because we did it last year”.

So yes, this lecture is for both Danes and internationals who would like to become a bit more culturally intelligent when it comes to the Danish culture and in this process self-discover some things about their own cultural background.

What do other participants say?

After nearly 12 years in Denmark I developed my own interpretation of Danes and Danish culture. My curiosity of how others might see that topic brought me to this lecture. Anatolie’s lecture “Danish Culture is an Extreme” did an amazing job not only at analyzing this ‘specific society’ but also at making it entertaining and interactive. What I enjoyed the most was finally having some of my ‘why?’ questions answered.

Piotr Kosierkiewicz
Management Consultant

Som dansker er det altid ret interessant at høre hvordan vi bliver opfattet af andre ikke-danskere. Foredraget var provokerende med et glimt i øjet, og gav mig samtidig stof til eftertanke – ”er det virkelig sådan, vi bliver opfattet”, og samtidig kunne jeg nikke genkendende til mange observationer, ”ja, det er sådan vi er …” Meget inspirerende, humoristisk og tankevækkende.


Lise Kathrine Hoberg
Assistant Professor

A while ago I had that honor to be in the lecture “Danish Culture is an Extreme” carried out by Anatolie. It was a total blast and even though I have been in Denmark for more than 4 years, multiple times I had that “aaa..” moment and some things made so much more sense. I recommend absolutely anyone to tip their mind into his lecture and have an amazing time by expanding that perception on Danish culture.

Janis Zirnitis
After sales manager

Anatolie, giver et kærlig & kritisk portræt at danskerne, som kan rykke lidt ved vores selvopfattelse. Netop fordi det er set med en meget erfaren og detaljeorienteret kulturiagttager, som Anatolie, så må vi anerkende, at vurderingen af vi danskere set udefra, kan være lidt anderledes, end den måde vi ser os selv. Der er også ting, vi danskere, skal vise lidt mere taknemmelighed i dagligdagen.


Lisbeth Jensen
Associate Professor

Thank you for a great session. It was really fun and the way you interact with your audience is very impressive. The session was fun and eye-opening. It was interesting as a Dane to hear what we think is perfectly normal, might be a bit unusual in many other societies.


Julie Ermgaard Sand Petersen
Student

Vi har haft besøg af Anatolie på Software Engineering i Horsens, hvor han holdt et foredrag om dansk kultur for vores studerende på den internationale linje. Det var sjovt, underholdende og fyldt med interessante observationer, som også gav os danske undervisere noget at tænke over. Kan varmt anbefales.

Mona Wendel Andersen
Senior Lecturer

I arrived in Denmark 15 years ago from native Moldova and made the town of Herning my home. My drive, curiosity and “obsession” about how other people think and live made me reflect a lot about the Danish society. It also motivated me to travel the world and think about my own background.
Currently, I am a full-time lecturer at VIA University where I teach such subjects as Intercultural Communication and Philosophy of Science. See LinkedIn

To book the lecture Danish Culture is an “Extreme”
write to info@nordicstudent.dk or call + 45 27 333 495

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