What I am Working on Now – September 2017

During September 2017 I am:

Teaching:

Psychology of Time – at DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark

Learning:

Attending the Art Therapy Seminar: “Art Therapy. Inner dialogues and mental health”, arranged by Institut for Kunstterapi, Gadbjerg, Denmark; 11 – 15 September, 2017

Attending CPH Fusion Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 – 18 September, 2017

Writing:

Collaborating with Marc Wittmann on a paper: Orientation to the present and future and its role in pro-environmental behaviour and sustainability.

An essay on culture, time and masks for the Indvielsen project .

Presenting:

The Indvielsen project to the Museum of Copenhagen – September 6, 2017.

Giving a talk “Individual differences in time perspective and sustainable behavior: Participatory simulation and debate” at the Stockholm Resilience Center, Sweden, September 28, 2017.

Organizing:

A workshop on linking the time awareness, future thinking and sustainability across disciplines – more information to follow. Time Perspective Network, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 18, 2017.

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How do I manage all of the above and a few things that were left out? I love working with my version of the bullet journal and I also follow my own medicine regarding taking the creative breaks.

I am available for giving workshops on how to deal with culture shock and using creativity as a resource. I would be thrilled to develop a tailored talk / workshop regarding time, creativity and your field of interest.

Best ways to keep up with my progress and stay in touch with me:

  • subscribe to my newsletter with my recent discoveries and updates & invitations to my exhibitions / pop-up galleries openings, events I’m organizing / hosting, talks & workshops I’m giving, etc.
  • see my visual explorations on Instagram
  • follow my occasional banter on twitter , updates on facebook or browse my blog on Medium

Find out more about me on my about page

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What I Am Working On Now – August 2017

During August 2017 I continue to be a nomad, visiting family in Chelyabinsk, Russia and Kadaga, Latvia, attending the art festival in Tunisia and getting back to Copenhagen, Denmark towards the end of August.

Time perspective related projects:

  • collaborating with Marc Wittmann on a paper: Orientation to the present and future and its role in pro-environmental behaviour and sustainability;
  • going through the material from the “Administrated Biographies” project initiated by Elisabeth Schilling (currently Germany), Tianna Loose (currently France), Inanna Riccardi (currently Denmark), Seda Özçetin (currently Denmark) and me (currently Denmark) during the Celebrating Time conference and festival last August in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Art projects:

Working on the second leg of the Indvielsen project – stay tuned to see the new portraits and some other updates on the project overall.

Making final preparations for my participation in the FESTIVAL INTERNATIONALDES ARTS PLASTIQUES DE GAFSA – TUNISIE – «Session Jugurtha» – with my photography projects and the #100daysofinnerart project, August 20 – August 27, Gafsa, Tunisia

Teaching:

Psychology of Time – at DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark

How do I manage all of the above and a few things that were left out? I love working with my version of the bullet journal and I also follow my own medicine regarding taking the creative breaks.

I am available for giving workshops on how to deal with culture shock and using creativity as a resource. I would be thrilled to develop a tailored talk / workshop regarding time, creativity and your field of interest.

Best ways to keep up with my progress and stay in touch with me:

  • subscribe to my newsletter with my recent discoveries and updates & invitations to my exhibitions / pop-up galleries openings, events I’m organizing / hosting, talks & workshops I’m giving, etc.
  • see my visual explorations on Instagram
  • follow my occasional banter on twitter , updates on facebook or browse my blog on Medium

Find out more about me on my about page

Page inspired by Austin Kleon and nownownow community

Page was updated in August 2017.

Waiting time: “gaps between the actual events”

In my Psychology of Time course I have offered students an assignment where they were exploring the experience of waiting time. They observed themselves in a situation of waiting and others while waiting for something in a public space.

Some very interesting observations and insights have emerged:

“Are the portions of time spent waiting truly just empty gaps between the actual events of one’s life, or are they also events in their own right? As I discovered while waiting at the bus stop, the time spent waiting for an event to begin can sometimes be even more valuable than the event itself.”

A very rare approach these days:

If the subway has not left the station yet while I am on it, I will tell myself that it is ok because now someone was able to make it on who needs to get to an important meeting.

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DIS students: final projects FA15

Being an immigrant myself, Hamide‘s (Şeyda Özçetin and Seda Özçetin) story is very close to mine as well.. some very similar trials and tribulations… been a ‘proud’ alien in my own home-country for many years, then being pushed out due to economic conditions and been living here and there.. underemployment.. sure! been there, done that.. not only me, my mom as well – educated as a space engineer she currently works as a nanny in London. I’m not being deported though, but I’ve been in a situation when Italian mafia was hunting us… not a boring life for sure )) whatever doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger, or at least I hope so!

I’m happy that this project done by Julian Andrews , Megan Kessler, Kate Puglia, Laura McLaughlin, and Daisy Bowes Williamson as part of our cross-cultural psychology course at DIS is really out there now and hopefully it will bring some changes! Well done, “Jeg Danske!”, well done!

Immigrant, Fabulous and Proud of it

Student projects

am quite proud of my students! my bachelor project students in Riga defended their thesis well and today my master degree student in Novosibirsk has defended the diploma with the highest grade! well done, everyone!! well done!