Open: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Welcome to the Room of Silence
This room is open to all students and employees of the BTU who seek silence, no matter what religion or belief they are. Everyone is invited to sit down and be quiet, to pray or to meditate.
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The saying "I am because you are" or "I am because we are and there we are, I am" reflects the philosophy of many African cultures. It expresses the conviction that being part of a network of relationships is part of being human. Things are so intertwined that they resemble a fabric: the vibration of a single thread sets the whole thing in motion.
With looks, salvation or evil can begin. The hungry towel of the Nigerian artist Chidi Kwiburi (* 1966) shows a mirror image of two larger than life and monochrome people in profile. They look at each other and they respectfully touch each other across a border. The arms rest on the shoulder of the other and even accept the "foreign" color. In this giving and receiving, relationship grows.
our arms build a bridge
over abysses and canyons
courageously I walk from me to you
in the confidence
that you will come to meet me
and defeat my strangers
Let us say in every breat
do not be afraid of me
who if not us should dry our tears
and be each other's angels
when night darkens our way