Wednesday 13.9 at 5:30pm at Arkadia: ‘Love people, use things. The other way around doesn’t work’ by Maria Jose Belmonte Sanchez

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to ‘Love people, use things. The other way around doesn’t work’ by Maria Jose Belmonte Sanchez on Wednesday 13.9 at 5:30pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11) 

This talk launches a project called: “Transforming Challenges into Opportunities for Growth”. This initiative consists of a series talks held by professionals coming from different fields of expertise such as coaching, law, philosophy, art, theatre, Family Constellations and Rosen method. The talks will take place in the Fall of 2017 in Arkadia Bookshop.


Warm regards,

 Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

Love people, use things. The other way around doesn’t work” 

What is our relation with material things? Do we love what we have?
Sometimes our lives are filled with things that we don’t need or we don’t want. How is this affecting ourselves? Can we live a happy and balanced life surrounded by items that bring negative emotions in ourselves, such as guilt, regret or anger?
In this talk we will talk and reflect about our relation with the objects in our life, what we feel and experience when we use them and see them. 

Short Bio: Maria Jose Belmonte Sanchez
Maria Jose is a Spanish lawyer and designer. She studied interior design in CEAC (Barcelona, 2014) and is influenced by the ideas of The Minimalists and Marie Kondo. Maria Jose has been a guest reviewer of the ELLE Spain fashion magazine (2016) and is currently exploring new ways in which design can help our daily lives. She is particularly interested about the emotional connection that we establish with objects and material possessions and how it affects our lives and homes.