Qiuning, our always cheerful and very humorous Chinese student surprised us today with a message via whats app. After the successful participation at the art academy in Braunschweig for the two-day “early start” she received today the invitation to register for the coming winter semester. This makes her the first applicant in 2019 to receive a firm commitment. We are very happy for her, because she really deserves it. Besides her continuous and good work, which was characterized by an extremely versatile experimental nature, she also developed into a “driving horse” for the other participants during our semester, who were thus able to increase their own work in a positive way.