An "Open Space" Process of the EU Cultural Project for Intercultural Dialogue in Graz in October 2008

"Open Space" was a public event during the EU Cultural Project for Intercultural Dialogue in Graz on 12th October 2008. Prof. Raymond Saner facilitated this intercultural dialogue around the theme - Heimat, a German expression for the bounded-ness of people by their birth, their childhood, their language and their early experiences. Heimat in this sense constitutes the roots of one's identity and belonging. An intercultural dialogue on the theme of Heimat allows exploration of the collective consciousness of cultural belonging and social interactions with the "other".

2007-2008. The project explorer similarities and differences between the carnivals of Trinidad and Basle. It is to shed light on the historical and contemporary artistic and social expressions of carnival in both places

Joint project with the Museum der Kulturen (Museum of Cultures), Basle and the Office of International Programs at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

20090131-OutlookSlovakia, 5 December 2006

Sabine Näef studied German language and literature as well as romanistics, in Bordeaux, Lausanne and Zürich until the publication of her debut Zeitkippe in 1998. Since then works of lyrics and poetry have been published, such as tagelang möchte ich um diese Ecke biegen and leichter Schwindel. She was awarded several prizes and scholarships. Sabine Näef was born in 1974 in Luzern, where she lives and works today.

20101127-chinesev1Prof. Yeh Pei-Gong of the Chinese National Research Institute of Traditional Medicine, accompanied by Dr. Yu Youhua, made a presentation on Chinese Traditional Medicine at the International Conference on Alternative Medicine organised by the Canton St. Gallen (1996). Members of the Swiss medical community and international guests were present. Prof. Yeh also did clinical demonstration of the traditional diagnostics in the Chinese Medicine.

Roundtables in Canton Vaud and City of Geneva with local medical community were organised to promote understanding of the Chinese Traditional Medicine.

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