Re: [xmca] Another Conference

From: Volker.hippie (Volker.hippie@tele2adsl.dk)
Date: Thu Jan 18 2007 - 13:45:13 PST


Mike asks for /to send reports if they attend any of these interesting
conferences.
/
I have been to two fine conferences in November and December 2006,
related to this list and Vygotsky.

The first one was the "*7th international Vygotsky memorial
conference*", 14th to 17th of November, in Moscow, with participants
from the US (Dot Robinson was one of the persons working very hard and
all the time to make all possible), from Brazil, Spain, Finland, Sweden,
Germany, Japan, and Denmark, and many more...

A celebration, together with the youth, the young students of Moscow
University was one of the highlights, workshops about "the Golden Key
Schools" and a speech by Elena Kravtsova, the granddaughter of Vygotsky,
were others. The "*International Vygotsky Society*" was founded, -
preparing the conference next year, about roleplay.
Interesting for me was the expression, the term /"non-classical"
psychology/, which I had not met in the way expressed here in Moscow.

For me it seems that Moscow wants to connect to the world and show an
openness to all kind of "new" and more performative forms of expressing
the work of Vygotsky, though they at the same time want to demonstrate,
that the roots of cultural historical dialectical psychology is in
Russia. My paper at the conference, if you are interested, is here:
http://hjem.tele2adsl.dk/Volker/Performing%20Vygotskyc2.html

...

The other event, symposium, workshop was my participation in the annual
meeting of the Serbian - Bosnian (RS)- NGO-organisation, "*Hi Neighbor"
*- together with friends from Macedonia, Kosovo, US, U.K. and Japan...
Here I always, every year, meet fantastic people, celebrating the
Vygotskian play or performance, where young and old, together, perform
/a head taller than they are/. Workshops where participants, together,
while acting, without talking, make pieces of theater.
There are speeches, a kind of symposium, with more theoretically and/or
empiric topics, in combination with play and practice.
The atmosphere is very special, - it is for me a/ zone for nearby
development and friendship/, and that in an way, which I have not met
other places.
For me, an oasis of learning for development.

This year was very special. Just some weeks before the annual gathering
we. the international community of people coming to the annual meetings
and symposiums at e.g. Banja Luka University, got the for us very sad
message that our friend, professor Jovan Savic, from Banja Luka, one of
the founders of "Hi Neighbor", had died. Jovan was a very fantastic man,
one of the few but so very important lights in the beginning of the
90ties, where dark times where all around. Jovan believed in Vygotsky,
and in working for community, people, his many, many students, always
helpful, and always being able to see the good in the other. He was an
altruistic man, and therefore it was always wonderful to experience to
respond to his invitations to come to Banja Luka, for to meet students,
for to do workshops, for to give a speech about Vygotsky, and
performance, at his university.
At the event this year we talked about his life and all the wonderful
things we have done together with him, - and before and after our
touching talks, we played and cried, changing between thoughtfulness and
the performing of a common craziness where we were in love with the
roles we played together. I dare to call these annual meetings for /my
zones of nearby possibilities/, and this time this possibilities even
touched the issue of life and death, in a sharing and a performative way.

Therefore, I would like you all to remember professor Jovan Savic, from
Banja Luka, - who is one of few I know who where able to create hope
wherever he was.

Volker

zdravo skrev:
> I am really glad for this great opportunity to be on XMCA! This kind of
> experience (perezhivanie, erlebnis, vivencia, dozhivlyay) is invaluable. Yes
> and I see that getting information and invitations for different
> conferences all over this globe is a direct offer to make your own free
> choice and relations. Mike, thanks for forwarding announcement of Conference
> on Immigrant Children. Lois, thanks for your announcement of Performing the
> World 4: The Performance of Community and the Community of Performance.
> I guess, that the chance to learn for development includes different and
> unknown sources. Even roses could be a source for learning for development -
> like listening to the song Bread and Roses.
> With best regards
> Vesna
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Cole" <lchcmike@gmail.com>
> To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 4:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [xmca] Another Conference
>
>
>
>> Amazing!!
>> All these interesting meetings. If only I was independently rich and not
>> working
>> 70 hours a week!!
>>
>> What XMCA-o-phants can do that would be really helpful is to send reports
>>
> if
>
>> they attend any of these
>> interesting conferences to xmca so we could at least learn vicariously
>>
> when
>
>> we have time to stop and
>> look and and smell the roses.
>> mike
>>
>> On 1/17/07, Lois Holzman <lholzman@eastsideinstitute.org> wrote:
>>
>>> While we're on a conference announcing role, here's another:
>>>
>>> Performing the World 4
>>> The Performance of Community and the Community of
>>> Performance
>>>
>>>
>>> Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14, 2007,
>>> Tarrytown House, Tarrytown,
>>> NY
>>> Proposals Due March 15, 2007
>>>
>>> Performing the World 4 recognizes, celebrates and interrogates the
>>>
> growing
>
>>> global performance movement and its relationship to community
>>> building--the
>>> thousands of innovative performance projects taking place in urban
>>> centers,
>>> towns and villages the world over, and the researchers, theoreticians
>>>
> and
>
>>> analyzers of what all this ensemble creativity, improvisatory play and
>>> "stage-making" might mean for human development, the growth of
>>>
> communities
>
>>> and social change.
>>>
>>> The weekend conference will bring together performers, educators,
>>>
> artists,
>
>>> scholars and researchers, psychologists and therapists, health and
>>>
> helping
>
>>> professionals, business professionals, youth workers, social
>>> entrepreneurs,
>>> activists, and community organizers to showcase innovative practice and
>>> scholarship and provide a rich context for learning and performing
>>> together.
>>>
>>> A sampling of conversational themes , panels, workshops and
>>>
> performances:
>
>>> Performance as a Community Building Methodology
>>> Postmodern Creativity and Performance
>>> Knowing, Not Knowing and Performing
>>> Performance as Metaphor
>>> Performance as a Way of Life
>>> The Therapeutics of Performance
>>> The Creativity of the Group, Ensemble and Community
>>> Theatre and Community
>>> The Creativity of Improvisation
>>> Performing, Improvising and Learning
>>> The Power of Play
>>> And more
>>>
>>> Fields of Interest:
>>> Education
>>> Drama in Education
>>> Psychology and Psychotherapy
>>> Community Development
>>> Medicine and Health Care
>>> Organizational Change, Business
>>> and Management
>>> Theatre
>>> Performance Studies
>>> Applied Theatre
>>> Youth Development
>>> Participatory Research and Evaluation
>>> Political and Community Organizing
>>> And more
>>>
>>> Proposals, instructions and forms for submitting proposals, due March
>>>
> 15,
>
>>> 2007, can be viewed and downloaded at www.performingtheworld.org
>>> <http://www.performingtheworld.org/> .
>>> Performing the World 4 is sponsored by the East Side Institute for Group
>>> and
>>> Short Term Psychotherapy, 920 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY, 10010.
>>> Tel. 212.941.8906, Fax 212.941.0511, www.eastsideinstitute.org
>>> <http://www.eastsideinstitute.org/>
>>> Convening Committee
>>> Dan Friedman (The Castillo Theatre and Youth OnStage!,
>>> NYC)
>>> Lois Holzman (East Side Institute for Group and Short Term
>>> Psychotherapy, NYC)
>>> Sheila McNamee (University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH)
>>> Fred Newman (East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy,
>>> NYC)
>>>
>>> Environment
>>> Performing the World 4 will be held at the Tarrytown House in Tarrytown,
>>> New
>>> York, 24 miles north of Manhattan. The Tarrytown House is situated
>>>
> amidst
>
>>> wooded bluffs overlooking the Hudson River. Built in the late 1800s as a
>>> country estate, it offers all the facilities and amenities of the 21st
>>> century. Accommodations include cable TV, phone and Internet access, and
>>> use
>>> of the fitness center, indoor pool, and tennis courts. The Tarrytown
>>>
> House
>
>>> is surrounded by miles of jogging and walking trails.
>>>
>>> Lois
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> From: Mike Cole <lchcmike@gmail.com>
>>>> Reply-To: <mcole@weber.ucsd.edu>, "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity"
>>>> <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu>
>>>> Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 17:27:50 -0800
>>>> To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu>,
>>>>
> Laboratory
>
>>> of
>>>
>>>> Comparative Human Cognition Internal List <lchc@weber.ucsd.edu>
>>>> Subject: [xmca] Fwd: Conference on Immigrant Children ~ Call for
>>>>
> Papers
>
>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>> From: Susan Chuang <schuang@uoguelph.ca>
>>>> Date: Jan 17, 2007 2:54 PM
>>>> Subject: Conference on Immigrant Children ~ Call for Papers
>>>> To: mcole@weber.ucsd.edu
>>>>
>>>> Hi Dr. Cole:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Happy New Year!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> With the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition,
>>>>
>>> University of
>>>
>>>> Guelph, I am organizing a conference on immigrant children from around
>>>>
>>> the
>>>
>>>> world entitled, *On New Shores: Understanding Immigrant Children.*
>>>>
>>> Guelph is
>>>
>>>> located 1 hour from Toronto. The conference will be *Thursday, Friday,
>>>> October 25 26, 2007*.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Currently, we have many committed scholars who will be discussing
>>>>
> their
>
>>>> work. They include: John Berry, Raymond Buriel, Natasha Cabrera, Ruth
>>>>
>>> Chao,
>>>
>>>> Xinyin Chen, Scott Coltrane, Roberto DeAnda, David Este, Andrew
>>>>
> Fuligni,
>
>>>> Cynthia Garcia Coll (maybe), Uwe Gielen, Jacqueline Goodnow, Donald
>>>> Hernandez, Heather Keller, Leon Kuczynski, Susan Lollis, Robert
>>>>
> Moreno,
>
>>> Ross
>>>
>>>> Parke, James Rodriguez, Carola Suarez-Orozco, and Catherine
>>>>
>>> Tamis-LeMonda.
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Also, Vivian Tseng and Tom Weisner from the William T. Grant
>>>>
> Foundation
>
>>> will
>>>
>>>> be presenting on behalf of the foundation.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I would like to take this opportunity to extend the *Call for Papers*
>>>>
> to
>
>>> you
>>>
>>>> and your colleagues. There are two types of presentations paper and
>>>> poster. I hope that you will be interested in presenting your work OR
>>>> attending the conference. Please email Dr. Susan Chuang at
>>>> schuang@uoguelph.ca for submission rules and forms. To ensure
>>>>
>>> opportunities
>>>
>>>> for discussion and involvement from the audience, the conference is
>>>>
>>> limited
>>>
>>>> to a total of 250 individuals.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> If you have any questions or comments, please contact me via email (
>>>> schuang@uoguelph.ca) or by phone: 519-824-4120, ext. 58389.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully you will be a part of
>>>>
>>> this
>>>
>>>> exciting conference!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Susan Chuang
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Susan S. Chuang, Ph.D.
>>>> Assistant Professor
>>>> Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition
>>>> University of Guelph
>>>> Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
>>>> CANADA
>>>>
>>>> Voice: (519) 824-4120 ext. 58389
>>>> Fax: (519) 766-0691
>>>>
>>>> schuang@uoguelph.ca
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