Monthly Archives: June 2020

2020 30. Jun

Expert conference on transcultural competences in the 21st century

By |2021-01-25T18:00:19+01:0030. June 2020|Categories: All Posts, Blog, Transcultural Competence Research Group|

The 2-day conference programme was based on the work in progress of the Delphi study and aimed to take a closer look at those aspects which, according to the first findings of the study, are considered by the expert group to be particularly relevant for further discussions in the field. In panel discussions, keynote speeches and group sessions, the experts reflected on topics such as “Focus on Commonalities”, “Cultural Competence in the 21st Century”, “Leadership Implications” and “Trends in the Field”, and connected the study results to their particular fields of work and experience.

2020 04. Jun


By |2021-01-12T14:48:23+01:004. June 2020|Categories: All Posts, Blog|

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, individuals´ lives have been turned upside down: the imposition of new rules has thwarted human beings going about their usual everyday lives. The social sphere of the self has been particularly affected: social distancing and lockdown have become integral parts of a worldwide shared vernacular. A blogpost by Jessica Geraldo Schwengber.

“The more culture is considered a “thing” and not an ongoing coordination of meaning, the less able people are to see their own role in creating that meaning.” Milton Bennett “A different point of view is simply the view from a place where you’re not.” Fons Trompenaars “The belief that one's own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions.” Paul Watzlawick “Conversation doesn’t have to lead to consensus about anything especially not values; it’s enough that it helps people get used to one another” Kwame Anthony Appiah “The art of progress is to reserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.” Alfred North Whitehead “The most powerful tool in economics is not money nor even algebra. It is a pencil. Because with a pencil you can redraw the world.” Kate Raworth “It is the trope of our times to locate the question of culture in the realm of the beyond!” Homi K. Bhabha, 1994 “In Africa there is a concept known as 'ubuntu' - the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievement of others.” Nelson Mandela “The Global is not universal or ideationally determined. It’s relational and contextual, and we need to create knowledge around this.” Vishakha N. Desai “There can be no culture except where there is some consensus. Consensus is a matter of understanding. It is transmitted through communication, through example and through participation in a common life.” Robert Ezra Park, est. early 1920s
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