Category Archives: creativity and play

‘Performing the World 2014’ investigates: How shall we become?

More than 400 participants from 34 countries attended Performing the World 2014 (PTW) at the All Stars Project’s national headquarters in New York City. The biennial autumn conference, co-sponsored by the Institute and All Stars Project, Inc., brought together performance activists, educators, therapists, … Continue reading

Posted in All Stars Project, creativity and play, Fred Newman, performance, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

International educators discover ‘spaces to become a head taller’

Educators from the US and several other countries, in town for the 11th International Transformative Learning Conference, at Teachers College, Columbia University, spent a pre-conference afternoon with Institute director Lois Holzman. Her workshop, entitled Spaces to Become A Head Taller introduced the Vygotskian-influenced, performatory … Continue reading

Posted in All Stars Project, creativity and play, Education, Lois Holzman, performance, Social Therapy, Training, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Play’s the Thing in Japan

Institute Director Lois Holzman recently returned from an invited speaking tour to Japan organized by colleagues there with whom she has been building relationships since her first visit to Japan organized in 2012 by Professor Yuji Moro of the University of Tsukuba. Moro was … Continue reading

Posted in creativity and play, Lois Holzman, performance, Psychology, Uncategorized, Vygotsky | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New film by Ishita Sanyal “Opens the Doors” on mental illness in India

This report just in from 2008 International Class alumna Ishita Sanyal (second-from-right in photo above). Her new documentary film project, Open the Doors, which she co-directed with Abhishek Ganguli, recently premiered at the Birla Industrial and Technological Museum in Kolkata.  Special guests on hand for the premiere included American Consul … Continue reading

Posted in creativity and play, performance, Psychology, Social Therapy, The International Class, Training, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another International Class collaboration: Celiane Carmargo-Borges and Peter Nsubuga

This report just in from International Class (2008-9) alumna Celiane Camargo-Borges, recounting her recent trip to Uganda to volunteer with  Hope for Youth Uganda, founded by fellow International Class colleague Peter Nsubuga. Celiane, a Brazilian psychologist living and working in the Netherlands, met … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, creativity and play, Education, performance, Social Therapy, The International Class, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lobman, Perone, O’Neill boost performance activism at The Association for the Study of Play

That’s play maven and longtime Institute colleague and educator Tony Perone (4th from l.) and Institute pedagogy director and play-pal Carrie Lobman (6th from l.) in the pointy-green elf hats — taking a bow after a performance at annual conference of The … Continue reading

Posted in All Stars Project, Carrie Lobman, creativity and play, Education, improvisation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lobman introduces Newman/Holzman to hundreds of educators and psychologists in Brazil

  At the invitation of longtime colleagues Fernanda Liberali, Cecelia Magalhaes and MuriloMocheta, the Institute’s pedagogical director Carrie Lobman spent ten days in São Paolo and Maringa, Brazil, introducing social therapeutic methodology to 225 therapists, special education teachers, public school teachers and psychologists. Lobman’s tour is the latest … Continue reading

Posted in Carrie Lobman, creativity and play, Education, South America, Training, Uncategorized, Vygotsky | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment