"Creativity" is commonly associated with "youth, freshness“.
With Jani Newrkla, "creativity" was amazingly associated with "wisdom." Jani was probably already wise when he was born. As a result he remained young.
When 23 European creative clubs speak – no, moan – with one voice, when even Amir Kassaei is shedding tears, then Europe has probably lost a very special person indeed. A clever, creative, reserved, assertive, loving, inspiring gentleman.
Covid-19 took him from us.
Along with all of Europe, we're sending positive energy to our friend, his wife Bea, to his daughter and his son. And we firmly embrace Merce, our "Queen of Catalonia", Executive Director at ADCoE.
Jani Newrkla, co-founder and treasurer of the ADC of Europe died last Sunday, 20 years too soon.
HP Albrecht, Partner, Die Wunderwaffe, Special Agent, Lürzer's Archive
© Photo: Peter Rigaud