Visiting scholar Ananta Kumar Giri presents “aesthetic of togetherness”

In the space of an emotionally nurturing community, we create a new view of the world…We must develop the aesthetic of building connections/relationship, togetherness…Ananta Giri


At the invitation of Lois Holzman, Institute faculty, staff and members of the Developmental Philosophy Group welcomed visiting scholar Dr. Ananta Kumar Giri for a presentation and engaging conversation about his work.

Dr. Giri is an associate professor, Madras Institute of Developmental StudiesHe trained as a sociologist and anthropologist, received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins and wrote his dissertation on Habitat for Humanity.  A prodigious learner, he has been a visiting scholar all over Europe and has written on a broad range of topics, including postmodern psychology. He is currently working on several anthologies on human development and social transformation that will include articles by Holzman.

While in New York, he attended the Opening Day of the All-Stars Project of New Jersey’s new Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development.

It is very rare to see this combination of all the many and multi-dimensional activities of this community. That is inspiring.

Dr. Giri (l.) on the red carpet at New Jersey All Stars opening day, with Lois Holzman and Dan Friedman

About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Visiting scholar Ananta Kumar Giri presents “aesthetic of togetherness”

  1. melissamy148 says:

    It was wonderful to have Ananta at the East Side Institute!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s