Dear all ASSiST crew and friends,
I'm off on my 1000km walk from my home in Fremantle to Albany on the south coast of Western Australia. I think of you all, and take you all with me in my heart.
Added by Lucy Ridsdale on October 24, 2010 at 11:17am —
During the summer school, despite the absence of Hans Dieleman, I took the opportunity at some point in the week, to read an extract of a text from Hans, about some things that he would have talked about. Several participants have asked me to publish that text. Please find it below:
text extract from Hans… Continue
Added by Sacha Kagan on October 15, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Marnie and I (Lucy) just met up for coffee in my home suburb of Ashburton (as in where I grew up, not where I live), where I've been staying for a few days meeting my new baby nephew Benji. I loved making the bridge between Gabrovo and here... two worlds that seem very far apart and are now next door. We took a photo of us with a Gabrovo map scarf and laughed at our memories of ASSiST. It's amazing the different perspective we all have and take away with us!... I mean, not really amazing, but… Continue
Added by Lucy Ridsdale on October 10, 2010 at 7:34am —
Hello Gabrovo walking friends!
So lovely to meet you all and work/ play together. Sacha (sacha.. sacha... sacha...) thank you for posting the videos and everyone else for the photos. I need to go through mine and share as well!
Upon my return to Australia, I have continued walking. I walked through/ over and around the Red Centre, Uluru,Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Katherine Gorge, and Kakadu Falls... can't stop.
Added by Marnie Badham on September 24, 2010 at 10:31am —
One man, one tree, one river, one day
Man walks deep in thought…
Added by David Haley on September 3, 2010 at 1:00am —
By sunny smiles, sweetly spurred.
Still waved in rumorous crew.… Continue
Added by Carlos Jimenez on September 1, 2010 at 6:07pm —
Dear ASSiST colleagues,
I so wish I could be in Bulgaria with all of you! The activities and content planned look amazing! But due to finances and my new full-time teaching job, I will have to remain in Mexico. Sacha was kind enough to help me coordinate in making my project a reality--I… Continue
Added by Alicia Marván on August 21, 2010 at 5:15pm —
This morning, the first formal encounter took place at the summer school, in the conference room of the Hotel Balkan (pics and videos coming up). Formal, because of course, there have been informal encounters, people meeting in planned or accidental ways in places around Europe, Bulgaria, Sofia, and now Gabrovo. About 30 persons have made their way to this wonderful site in the heart of Bulgaria, 30 'learners' (or un-learners, to paraphrase Sacha Kagan's introduction) from a number of… Continue
Added by Oleg Koefoed on August 21, 2010 at 9:14am —
Dear everyone at and around ASSiST2010 - we have arrived at the Hotel Balkan, and can proudly report: the internet connection is working.
We will be posting thoughts,texts, video shots, etc here from tomorrow and on.
Welcome to the summer school!
Added by Oleg Koefoed on August 20, 2010 at 3:15pm —
walking a definite version
without a stage of flight...
in front & behind, over & over,…
Added by Dr. med. Wolfgang Guenther on August 14, 2010 at 2:58pm —
The dates for the Summer School: From August 21st (in the morning) to August 27th (late). Our recommendation to participants will be to arrive already on the 20th, and leave on the 28th or 29th. (On the 28th, there will be an important cultural event in Gabrovo, which may interest some participants: More information on this soon...)
See the draft program as PDF file:… Continue
Added by Sacha Kagan on July 28, 2010 at 4:30pm —
The first part of the "Walking with Community Architectures" involves a surprise element of a special kind of walking I will keep in secret. For it, thought, it would be great if you bring along from your country a kind of a stamp that you can place on dough ( it could a form made of stone, wood, metal, papier-mache, even plastic but preferably natural materials), best if it is a flat object with an engraving on it. The stamp will be useful both in the Bread House workshop and, I believe,… Continue
Added by nadezhda savova on July 27, 2010 at 9:00pm —
(click here to see the expected process: Humour_workshop_process_ASSIST… Continue
Added by Carlos Jimenez on July 19, 2010 at 2:21pm —
The organizational strength of the first International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation, benefits from the convergence of the expertise of the two international, non-governmental organizations initiating and implementing this event:
Added by Sacha Kagan on June 28, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Besides the supporters of the summer school as a whole, i.e. the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) as a follow-up project of the Dialogue on Arts, Culture & Climate
Change (Beijing, 2008), and the Municipality of Gabrovo...
...a number of further organizations are supporting specific workshop… Continue
Added by Sacha Kagan on June 28, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Some notes on the logistics for the Summer School in Gabrovo, compiled by Nadezhda Savova (I3C):
ACCOMMODATIONThe home of the Summer School will be the classical old-time central
hotel in Gabrovo called Hotel Balkan (the name of the mountain where
the city lies). Here is the hotel website:…
Added by Sacha Kagan on June 28, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Walking with Community Architectures:
Space Kinaesthetics in Art and Food Cooking Society…
Added by nadezhda savova on May 30, 2010 at 10:30pm —
Université d’été internationale des arts & sciences pour un développement soutenable des transformations sociales (ASSiST)
Cultura21 International, Cultura21 Nordic et Cultura21 Institut e.V. (Allemagne) ont le plaisir d'annoncer le lancement de leur nouveau projet international, en collaboration avec l’Association internationale des centres culturels (I3C) et le Réseau latino-américain de l'art pour le… Continue
Added by Sacha Kagan on May 28, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Walking from an anthropological perspective
Walking is part of everyday life. But although many people suffer from limited mobility, it is still considered as a ‘banal’ activity, which does not deserve further consideration. More than that, it is often denigrated as the last mean of transportation, which should be used only when no other mean is available. When people walk for particular reasons, the term is usually replaced by other verbs… Continue
Added by David Knaute on May 15, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Proposed activities for Walking alone and together
You are always alone (the subject), but always accompanied (by memory, culture and history, if not other people). The walking stick is an aid and a reminder of this. Walking, when Continue
mindful or “attended to”, serves as a poultice. It warms, soothes, eases, while
Added by Barbara Lounder on May 12, 2010 at 2:20am —