26 Dec 2016 @ 21:39
Today was a day off !! I wanted to see Pina BAUSCH, exchanges with Win WENDERS (check): my entries [link] and sensitive, social, cultural formations, like in dance can create something new beyond the gridlock of dualisms. Maybe start here about "Living Buildings": [link]
The GROPIUS BAU - opposite to the Berlin Parliament is a unique place and a hope in times of the MUSEUM OF THINGS - Museum der Dinge...
Pia and Wim and such a great stage and story and again the + ultra GESTALTUNG SCHAFFT WISSEN performative work-bench on the fist floor.
CHECK IT OUT - MORE LATER !!
23 Dec 2016 @ 22:44
before Christmas it maybe a good time to fumble about not only PEACE !
but also LIBERTY - LOVE - HARMONY ...
but see: verbs are different and are the meaning across languages and cultures.
After the TERROR I experienced in Brussels - Paris - and now BERLIN...
maybe it is a last call to speak-up !
MORE TO COME
19 Dec 2016 @ 18:37
Hey - I only finally get to revisit my presentation at John Knox last Saturday !
This was quite an interesting place and summing-up, presenting to Cyril Ritchie what was going on the last 10 days for me and at the UN "down the hill" at the OSI 25th Anniversary and the yearly GA at the UN during the last years.
You can visit the earlier blog entries below, but also maybe start with my introduction to the president to our host and patron of a unique "living and walking reformation" museum and activity and service center: THE "KNOX":
My Video of my 19 Minutes pitch of what was going on the lst week at the UN around our OSI slate of symposia and assemblies....
17 Dec 2016 @ 13:39
What a week, more busy than last year and quite an experience. I still have to catch breath and sleep 2 days - if I only could.
See our Prep weekend above at: [link] and stay tuned.
Specially Wednesday CITIZEN SCIENCES[link] and Thursday (HARMONY WITH NATURE) are highly recommended to check the presentations and follow the link!
here are the main sections:
Market Place The Networking space of the GENEVA FORUM
Read more of Market Place:
* Pedagogy, Travel and Tourism for Peace and Development
* Participatory Research, Citizen Sciences and Fab Labs for Peace and Development
* Philanthropism for Peace and Sustainable Development
* CrowdInnovation, CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate Technologies for Peace and Sustainable Development
* Rights of Nature for Peace and Sustainable Development
5th International Annual Conference in United Nations
some reports, newsletters, stories, videos,... are on the way or in the workings - come back and check the websites !! More >
11 Dec 2016 @ 14:53
Tomorrow I will be a week the 25th Anniversary of OSI in Geneva. But today is also HUMAN RIGHTS DAY #HumanRightsDay and 5 days the International Soil Week. Maybe you have missed some other days nationally and internationally, such is life. I am from a nice hideaway since yesterday preparing with the OSI team a Geneva Peace-platform associated event all week. Dec 12-16. See our reports tomorrow and all week.
Me? - I hope to exercise some Magic Roundtables during the week, do the liason between OSI and ECSA (my profile)and do 3 "pitches" inviting for 3 sessions during the week. All updates and changes can be always found here: Programme[link]
Me? I am very critical about all these days, commissions, summits, ... and feel that there is a trend the last 25 years to more and more put hope that the Youth of the World, the People or the Civil Society have to sort out the "mess".
6 Dec 2016 @ 22:27
Bazon Braock [link] is unique and beyond words - specially as a man of the spoken word or lecturer. Maybe steep and not easy for some, but in his DENKEREI he maintains since years the Denkerei. A place where "others" meet and listen political and media theory and practical deep thinking across subjects, cultures, times and flows. I reported about his DENKEREI events earlier [link] - but tonight was special - introducing his Lifes farings and musings in a couple of kilos unique book: THEOREMES | He lived, loved, taught and died. What did he think about it on the way? THEOREME | Er lebte, liebte, lehrte und starb. Was hat er sich dabei gedacht?
check his Denkerei/Amt für Arbeit an unlösbaren Problemenwww.denkerei-berlin.de, his Mediathek www.bazonbrock.de/mediathek as he is a lecturer, performer and agitator, someone outspoken with many enemies, meaning many honors and independent stances. Maybe see some videos, as his presentations are more than words. Let google help find BAZON videos https://www.google.de/search?q=video+youtube+bazon+Brock&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&ei=s09HWJO-I7Ok8wf3kYGYDA
The gigantic book, like a hard-cover "bible" has more than 550 pages, I recommend to check out his editor Marina Sawall [link] - and see some tweets: https://twitter.com/bazonbrock/status/453886848302329856
I will never forget this happening around the world, in thae Alps and presented also in the Swizz embassy in Berlin. Com&Com: BLOCH. A great way to communicate:
incredible - look at his works in his times, the figure "text genetics" is clickable on his website. check it out. It also has much to do with my interest other ways of display and navigation. I would love to have a display of my epoches and episodes - much needs to be done.... [link] there. maybe also check my faible for order schemas and "cosmologies" (as an aside): [link]
Bazon also shared and signed for me a new antology: Kritik der kabarettistischen Vernunft - Ein autobiografisches Scherbengerücht. Band 1 http://www.bazonbrock.de/werke/detail/?id=3369§id=3093
also including Schlingensief (see below) and also by or about: Peter Zadek, Max Bill, Max Bense, Bazon Brock, Joseph Beuys, Karl-Heinz Bohrer, Carl Schmitt, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Rudolf Augstein, Peter Sloterdijk, Anselm Kiefer, Hans Imhoff, Wolfgang Rihm, Ai Weiwei, Burda, Hundertwasser, Kracauer, ... highly recommended !! More >
It is about
** speaking-up and public interventions, the failure of artists and others...
** voting and another CHANCE2000
** Sharing and/or Gifting - Talkers and Listening and co-creative Empowerment
** Solidarity and Sustainability
** Living- and/or Liquid- Democracy
NEEDS TO BE TRANSLATED A.S.A.P. check it out and maybe go to [translate]
Here my comment from yesterday:
Ich denke wir hatten mit Carl Hegemann und Schlingel in den Festspielen gegeklärt das es weitergeht - auch wenn arg langsam ! Hier der ursprüngliche Text in "WIR LERNEN SPRECHEN": von uns als "ein VOLK"... Die Methode von damals im Zirkuszelt mit Schlingel lebt weiter z.B. - sondern zu Zuhörern zu machen ! - wir nannten es CHANCE 2000+ - geändert hast sich nur der "SPRECH" - zum Beispiel "Liquid und Living Democracy" und TEILEN und SCHENKEN - siehe "Sharing and Gifting in Traditional and Modern Times" forthcoming in MOTHER PELICAN - Journal for Solidarity and Sustainability - zum Gabenfeste.... enjoy: [link] - unsers sind kulturkreative Salons seit 15+ Jahren im Rahmen von Positive Nett-Works e.V. Unser neuer Impressario ist Joy. Künstler: Ahoi und an Deck !! Greetings Farah & Heiner
This is Heiner Benking's News Log, a private-public diary presenting events, symposia and happenings in Berlin and elsewhere - my farings, foci, issues and concerns.
PLEASE CONSIDER THIS PERSONAL BLOG an ARTISTIC and PERFORMATIVE MEDIA INTERVENTION !
The Log links to my work and interests and presents issues and special concern of maybe a very small group of "concerned, engaged generalist" - a Global Interest Group (GIG). This needs to be seen in contrast to the ubiquitous Specialized Interest Groups (SIGs), the "scientific" approach to organize subject areas and specialization and standardization and harmonization! of means, nomenclatures, and modes of thinking. My favorite stories in the WHOLENESS SEMINAR include:
BELA BANATHY: "GENESIS
OF GENERAL SYSTEMS THEORY" and "IVAN HAVEL: Longing for Unified Knowledge" where a "specialist" runs into the founding session of the early foundations General Systems, mumbling "this is not my field" or where Ivan M. Havel expresses his search for other kinds of knowledge.
As a starter I also recommend to check my MINDPRINT site, where we add the need for HANDPRINTS and MINDPRINTS, as FOOTPRINTS are good to visualize and communicate numbers, densities or consumption per area, but are not sufficient to negotiate and "harmonize" across domains and communicate gains in different cultures, technologies, times,... in short: incompatible but relevant information and our work on dialog, peace, policy-making, and multi-modal, faceted issues and consequences.
What am I? This is a "well-packed" question for which I have not the or a single answer. Some called me an in-betweener, go-getter, facilitator, hub, marvel-hero, trim-tab, bricoleur, bricoleers??? - career designeer, .... Some even "hank" which I disliked or Story which I liked very much !!
I have no single answer as I feel we need to walk the talk and sing and dance Life ! in spectra and fields in multiple embodied spaces.
To nebulous an answer? I am sorry but I do not go for overclaims and oversimplifications, under-complex and over-simplistic approaches with clan-think mindsets about real issues in clear contexts!