Thu 13.2.

Morning:

Input: Methods of conflict solving in intercultural settings.

Work on fictive example cases about intercultural conflicts. (in smallgroups)

Presentation and discussion in the plenary

Afternoon:

Exchange of experiences about dealing with conflictsituations in our daily work.

Presentation and discussion in the plenary

5 thoughts on “Thu 13.2.

  1. Some personal reference points regarding trans/inter-culture with a emphasis on the construction and performing of sex, gender, sexuality: Jo Sol’s 2011 film called Fake Orgasm and Ann Fausto Sterling’s book – “Sexing the Body – Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality” .

    http://www.lazlopearlman.com/fake-orgasm
    “Fake Orgasm is a movie that wants to open space inside us: the space to recognize the absurdity of this world’s “rules and regulations;” the requirements we live under and feel obliged to live up to, whether they suit us or not.
    FO uses that space to find freedom from the normative; to subvert it, defy it, redefine it; even, and in fact, to enjoy and play with(in) it, whenever, however, with –and as– whoever we please.”

    http://libcom.org/files/Fausto-Sterling%20-%20Sexing%20the%20Body.pdf

    Silvana.

  2. The discussions on personal and professional difficulties on dealing with trans-cultural conflict proved to be extremely powerful. My group approached conflicts between locals and immigrants that are artificially fueled from outside the community by political groups and interests. As solutions we identified: public debates with external mediator, street protests that challenge created oppositions and fight for equal rights and wages and creating initiative groups that continue to put pressure on authorities. Dichotomies (artificial or not) have to be addressed and, with the mediator, they can be surpassed.

  3. After discussing the ‘education’ and conflict I now see that education is the key to overcome difficulties. The rule makers should somehow can create a common background for defending the discrimination and prejudiced system of education. Pupils are our future and system should when it is needed in order to achieve a world of wellness

  4. After an exercise in which the extended group was not perceived as a completely “safe space”, it was important to turn back to small, confidence-based groups to keep on working on transculturalism. This time, the focus was on work situations. In my beautiful group, some of the important conclusions were:
    1. It is important to prepare students and co-workers to different concepts, particularly in situations of greater cultural gaps;
    2. Negative experiences are important to take lessons, reconsider, reflect – and self relief;
    3. We need time to engage within a different reality and work on it – dialogue requires comprehension;
    4. It is important to develop ways to communicate discomfort within our working group.

    Great activities, THANK YOU!

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