Volker Pook

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The family name Pook is written in Japanese in a katakana phonetic translation using the characters “pu” and “ku”. Katakana (Jap. 片仮名 or カタカナ) is a syllabary, a set of symbols that represent syllables. Besides hiragana, it is the second Japanese syllabary. Each katakana symbol stands as a syllabogram either for a vowel or a consonant with the following vowel. Since my wife is Japanese and my children are half Japanese I am trying to learn this language.


Borneo Orangutan Survival

New communication channels for Borneo Orangutan Survival, Germany.

For Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS), Germany, Volker Pook, with students of the BTK, supported the projects Samboja Lestari and Kehje Sewen (East Borneo) in the summer semester 2010. New communication channels and tools were searched for with which BOS could draw attention to the project and the organisation and find supporters for the rainforest and its orangutans in Indonesia. The tasks of the NGOs and their communication was the main focus of the design.