Re: [xmca] Welcome to New Voices

From: Volker.hippie (
Date: Wed Dec 07 2005 - 16:02:25 PST

Hello, how wonderful to be welcome.

Yes, and my name is Volker Bunzendahl, always experiencing to become a
head taller than before, even if I am still 170 cm, when I work
together, in jointaction, that is processes where I participate, with my
students, clients, thereby bringing along the creativity I learned, with
my friends, at e.g. the wonderful meetings in Banja Luka and Belgrade,
with people and friends of Hi neigbor (Zdravo da ste), and the
fantastic conferences, held by Lois Holzman and the East Side Institute.
Places where e.g. Lina and Leif og Bojana, from Macedonia and Sweden and
Serbia, are part of this wonderful, Vygotsky-family.

Yes, and Vygotsky and his work, meetings with Githa, his daughter, and
most of all, experiences of playing in Zones of proximal development,
is, at least for me, what makes our international bond, which I hope,
here on this list, we can share, and, as Leif said, complete with.

I started to read Vygotsky first time in 1991, in Århus, where the
professors had been reading him, and Leontjev, and a little bit Elkonin,
plus a lot of Marx and Engels since the happy sixties. 1997 I fell down
on earth in New York, where I listened to a new, more fresh, more
enjoying and free way of reading, and most interesting, of practicing

I just came home from three jobs/sessions at three different schools.
Three different processes, places, subjects we looked at. - Three places
where performing was helpful in building the group, - three places where
we build new language games, new forms of life.

Three places where "my friends", the Vygotsky-family, were my earvoice
of inspiration.

Thanks to you, and all our new friends, Volker

PS. Now, on my calendre, it is 8th of december, "a working class hero is
something to be", - yes and I love John Lennon, and send my thoughts to
strawberry field, and Yoko, his real love.

Tamara Ball wrote:

> hello I am a graduate student at UCSC in the Education department.
> As part of the culmination of out CHAT class this quarter
> I wrote a sort of mock dialogue in part, as a response to the
> debate over Anna Stetsenko's paper.
> and "performed" it with a classmate. I am still relatively naive
> about many of the issues posed in what I understand as a debate around
> intentionality ( maybe in the Bakhtinian sense?)
> but nonetheless maybe
> someone would want to peruse the enclosed:
> You might say this is my attempt at a yes and,
> Tamara
> On Dec 4, 2005, at 6:57 AM, Lois Holzman wrote:
>> Let's welcome some new folks -- Lina Kostarova-Unkovska from Macedonia,
>> Volker Bunzendahl from Denmark, Leif Strandberg from Sweden, and Vesna
>> Ognjenovic from Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro. For starters, maybe
>> each
>> can share some of what their work involves, how they see it as a form
>> of or
>> related to CHAT or certain characteristics of CHAT, and whatever else
>> they
>> think relevant and interesting to this group. Depending on how active
>> the
>> conversation becomes, I'll step in to say some things about the
>> US-based All
>> Stars Project youth programs, and invite people to read an article.
>> Lois
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> Tamara Ball
> doctoral studies
> Education Department UCSC
> email:
> home phone: (831) 420-1080
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