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.

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Meeting at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam

On June 22, 2017 the mini-symposium Thinking the Present and Future – Psychological Insights on the Role of Subjective Time organized by Marc Wittmann was held at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V., Potsdam, Germany.

Marc has invited me, Maciej Stolarsky (University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland), Oksana Senyk (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine) and Oleksiy Polunin (Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Kyiv, Ukraine) to present some insights about the irrational behaviour of people in general and the role time perspective plays in sustainability decisions in particular.

We met with the researchers from the Futurisation of Politics group, who work on the following issues: the potential benefits for transformations towards sustainability of a conscious approach to long-term issues in policy design, the representation of future generations in contemporary politics and the circumstances under which their representation might be improved, developing a nuanced and critical understanding of the deployment of time horizons in politics and science. Overall, the project links research perspectives on future challenges and sustainable action across the fields of philosophy, political science, economics and social-psychology.

Program of the meeting included the following talks:

Maciej Stolarski: Looking at time horizons from an aerial view: The role of meta-cognitive processes in balancing one’s own time perspective profile

Oksana Senyk: The effects of socio-economic crisis on youth’s time perspective: case of Ukrainian 17-24- year-olds

Oleksiy Polunin: Mental representation of time flow as modulator of human behavior

Anna Sircova: Individual differences in time perspective and sustainable behavior: Participatory simulation and debate

It was a very inspiring day and of course it was a great pleasure to meet everyone in person! And as a surprising finale of the meeting, me and Maciej were interviewed by Gerhard Richter from Deutschlandfunk (German National Public Radio). Will send the link once our interview will go live!

A balanced time perspective and finding fulfilling work

As Abraham Maslow famously noted, “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” – I study time perspective and I see traces of it almost everywhere. Here are some of my time perspectively infused notes while reading “How to find fulfilling work” by Roman Krznaric.

“We are not psychologically ready to deal with the expansion of choice in recent history”

While discussing his concept of ‘hardiness’ Salvatore Maddi notes: When choosing a future, or unfamiliar path, over repeating a past, something familiar and convenient, it is most consistent with our pursuit to elaborate life’s meaning (and finding a fulfilling work), but it also brings ontological anxiety – the fear of uncertainty and possible failure:

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Time perspective across cultures and across time -research projects updates

These days besides my activities linked to organizing our Network’s next meeting in Copenhagen this August: Celebrating Time, which will run from 15 to 19 August, I’m also working on finalizing two research projects that we started some time ago.

We are still working with Evgeny Osin on figuring out how to make sense out of the data we have from 33 countries using the ZTPI measure. As always with these type of convenience data sets, some things work and some other don’t. But we are making some progress and we hope to finalize the study during our open data lab session during the conference. So if you’re interested in learning how to deal with such data sets, or you have some good advice – you’re more than welcome to drop by. Check out the program of the conference to know when the session will be scheduled.

And as earlier announced in our Network updates – Aleksandra Kostic is editing a new book with current research in time perspective field. Britt Wiberg, me, Grazia Carelli and Marie Wiberg are working on a chapter for that book: Developing empirical profile of the balanced time perspective (BTP) and exploring its stability over time. It has been a very interesting and insightful project involving case studies and a lot of work! Aleksandra has set up a deadline for us – May 25th, so we are doing our best to meet it.

Time Perspective Network – program highlights and other updates

Celebrating Time – TPCPH2016 Highlights

Some of the highlights of this year’s edition of the Time Perspective conference is its cultural satellite events. We are partnering up with the Danish Film Institute and CPH:PIX and co-organize two movie screenings in Cinemateket.

August 18th, at 16:45 – Into Eternity (2009) with introduction by the film director, Michael Madsen (DK) and follow up debate with futurist Patrick van der Duin (NL), climate and energy expert from Greenpeace Tarjei Haaland (DK), psychologist Yaacov Trope (USA) and an architect Marie-Louise Holst (DK).

August 19th, at 18:30 – The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) feature film with introduction and follow-up Q&A session with prof. Philip Zimbardo (USA).

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Time Perspective Network — April updates

What are we working on during April and some other news from the International Time Perspective Network

We have largely finalized the reviews of the submissions for our 3rd International Conference on Time Perspective: Celebrating Time to be held in August 2016 in Copenhagen.  – there are a few things still in progress due to the technical issues we have experienced. We hope that by now all who submitted a proposal have received the confirmation. We will really appreciate if the fees are paid by the end of April. Our budget is very modest and we rely on your contributions in order to proceed further.
We are in the process of developing the draft program. We aim to have it by the end of the month. In order to facilitate the process we invite everyone to register on Conferize platform – so that we can add everyone to the schedule: http://www.tpcph2016.com/schedule – you will receive an invitation. We decided to use this platform for a few reasons – it will allow for all the content of the event to stay long after the conference is over, which was not the case with the two previous events unfortunately. It will also ease the communication between the Network members, share the presentations and much more.
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We are still looking for strategic partners and sponsors for our event in Copenhagen – please give us a had with this. We believe that we have developed a truly unique concept for our next meeting and we just need some extra financial help in order to fully realize our vision. We are working hard on securing additional funding here in Copenhagen – we have already applied for numerous foundations (public and private), but the first answers will come only in the end of May – June.

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Doing time in Saint Petersburg

Exciting news – I am going to make it to the Psychology of the XXI Century Conference in St. Petersburg next week! In case you are around – do let me know! I will be so happy to catch up!

The Conference will run between April 19 and April 21. I am invited to host a round table and talk about our International Time Perspective Network and time perspective research.

I do hope that I will have a bit of time to revisit the city. I haven’t been there since 2003. I’m pretty sure there have been many changes. I’m looking forward to this adventure!

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Очень все неожиданно произошло, но все успели – побегать и понервничать пришлось, как в былые времена, но приглашение в итоге удалось получить, визу оформить, билеты были куплены – так что вылетаю в понедельник в Санкт-Петербург. Буду рада встречам!

Participating in the Danish Research Festival

In the week 17, or from April 25 to May 1, there will be Danish Research Festival running across the country and this year I’ll be part of it!

The organizers say that “the festival programme has about 500 different events in more than 100 cities all over the country and every year more than 65,000 guests visit the festival.” It is ran every year and it is organized by Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

It seems like the main idea of the Festival is to bring science closer to general public. Sounds like fun! I’ll be exploring different events during the week and will keep you updated on my favorites from the proposed programme.

If you are in Copenhagen and you’re interested in psychology of time, please join me!

Psychology of time: Before, after and in-between

April 28th, 19:00 to 21:00 at Rantzausgade 34

Please register here, since the places are limited.

This talk aims to introduce you to the exciting topic of psychological time.

The different roles time plays in our everyday life, how it impacts what we do and how, how the tempo of a city has an impact of our health and how to find a temporal balance will be explored during the talk.

We will also talk about temporal aspects of groups and cultures and how those influence cross-cultural communication and sustainability issues.

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Creative flow as a resource

May 1st, 12:00 to 14:00 at Rantzausgade 34

Please register here, since the places are limited.

This workshop is designed to serve as a window into a different reality, a few hours just for yourself, away from usual stress, uncertainties and routines. An opportunity to zoom out, to do something different or something long forgotten, but enjoyable and invigorating.

It is time to get together with your inner creative and a few other like minded people and do something fun and inspiring.

It is time to take a break, breathe, be with yourself and dissolve in your dreams and then continue with new energy and focus.

It is time to stop waiting for the muse, we’ll start without her, but she’ll join us anyway.

It is time to create and discover!

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Time Perspective Network is looking for a case

We are a bunch of scientists who study time, we know a whole lot about waiting time, user experience of time, time across cultures, sustainability behaviors, teams and groups, and how they evolve in time, the vision and future scenarios, we apply temporal research in strategic innovation , designing apps that help to cope with chronic diseases, preventing suicide – maybe you have a case for us to work on during our Conference in Copenhagen this August?

We are in it together with local engineers, members of IDA – so it’s an interesting mix of people – psychologists and engineers and a bunch of artists as well! Please keep us busy!

We want to work on something challenging, interesting and useful! Know some one we should talk to? Please get in touch!

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