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2021 12. Jan

Flashback – Highlights of the Transcultural Leadership Summit 2020

By |2021-01-12T17:16:41+01:0012. January 2021|Categories: All Posts, Blog|

In this video, Prof Dr Josef Wieland, Dr Julika Baumann Montecinos and ZU student Melanie Weiser look back at the highlights of the Transcultural Leadership Summit 2020. They reflect on how the topic of the summit is related to current challenges and why it is important to deal with "New Silk Roads - New Perspectives for Europe?”.

2020 07. Dec

European Relational Societies – Best Practices for Civil Society Cooperation

By |2021-01-08T16:57:19+01:007. December 2020|Categories: All Posts, Blog, Transcultural Student Research Groups|

In 2019 the Transcultural Leadership Summit focused on transcultural leadership and cooperation in and with Europe. Europe faces major economic, social and political challenges and transformations, not least within the frameworks of democratic societies, cross-border value creation, migration, and digitalization. The Corona pandemic further increased the relevance and poignancy of this development.

2020 04. Jun

DOES CORONAVIRUS CHALLENGE THE RELATIONAL VIEW OF THE SELF?

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.

2020 09. Mar

CREATING SOMETHING NEW – TOGETHER!

By |2020-12-09T10:04:10+01:009. March 2020|Categories: All Posts, Blog|

On www.zu-daily.de our project manager Dr Julika Baumann Montecinos recently gave an interview on the concept of transculturality, which is the guiding concept for all of the Transcultural Caravan’s projects. Questions like "What exactly is transculturality?" or questions on the importance of transculturality are getting answered by Baumann Montecinos.

2019 25. May

WHAT IS GLOBAL GOVERNANCE OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS ABOUT?

By |2021-01-12T14:49:35+01:0025. May 2019|Categories: All Posts, Blog|

The international community of governmental actors shapes international standards and treaties regarding women’s rights. One of the significant tools of governing women’s rights globally is the yearly Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) of the United Nations. This year it deals with social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. A blogpost by Miriam Mona Müller.

2018 25. Jul

TRANSCULTURALITY AND A CALL FOR NON-NIHILISTIC ETHICS

By |2021-01-12T14:50:07+01:0025. July 2018|Categories: All Posts, Blog|

Brazilian researcher Felipe da Fonseca is actually doing his doctoral thesis in Practical Philosophy (Applied Ethics) at the Albert Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg/Husserl-Archiv Freiburg and at UFRJ. Based on his academic background of law and philosophy, his aim is to apply existential anthropology in the fields of ethics and law. Next to his research, he is also working in the field of compliance and integrity programs. In his first blogpost for the Transcultural Caravan, he writes about the relationship between Nihilism, non-nihilistic ethics and transculturality. A blogpost by Felipe da Fonseca.

2018 02. Jul

TRANSCULTURAL GAZE: TOWARDS LIGHTING CULTURAL BLIND SPOTS IN GLOBAL SOCIETY

By |2021-01-12T15:00:22+01:002. July 2018|Categories: All Posts, Blog|

Our guest author Dr. Regina Kessy writes about the prejudices we still have when encountering foreigners – thereby especially focusing on the African continent and its historical framework – and about the need of a “transcultural gaze”, ensuring transcultural awareness and open-mindedness in today’s interconnected world.

2018 21. Apr

THE TRANSCULTURAL CARAVAN ON THE MOVE – ACCOUNT OF A JOURNEY

By |2021-01-12T14:50:39+01:0021. April 2018|Categories: All Posts, Blog|

From 9th to 17th of April, the Transcultural Caravan was part of an innovative concept of Zeppelin University: During the so called “ZU Bildungsexkursion”, several students, staff and collaborators travelled through Germany, accompanied by an eye-catching Airstream and lots of information about the university. A blogpost by Michelle Sun.

2018 15. Mar

TO SEE IS NOT TO KNOW!

By |2021-01-12T14:51:14+01:0015. March 2018|Categories: All Posts, Blog|

The explosion of visual media sharing around the world presents great possibilities but also an urgent need to address the chronic misinterpretation of images and spaces of “cultural others.” The dynamics of making sense about the world, or making truthful assertions about realities of others, is not a forthright process because the world appears differently to different people. The meaning and function of objects or concepts are culturally coded, and therefore an interpretation is fixed according to the “cultural-toolkit” available to the one perceiving the object or other people. A blogpost by Regina Kessy.

2018 19. Feb

WORKING TRANSCULTURAL – INTRODUCING OUR NEWEST TEAM MEMBERS

By |2020-12-14T10:32:45+01:0019. February 2018|Categories: All Posts, Blog|

The Transcultural Caravan is more than happy to introduce our newest team members, Michelle Sun and Nicolas Göller, to the community. They are both students at Zeppelin University and will help us to further develop the Transcultural Caravan’s ideas, networks, events and research goals in the new year. In order to find out what they are up to exactly and how they came to work for the Transcultural Caravan, our Project Collaborator Vanessa set down with them for an interview.

“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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