|20.08.2019 : Africa in Transition
In 2025 Africa is expected to contribute 20 percent of the global population. "But Africa has to be seen as a diversity of 54 countries with 2000 languages and about 3000 ethnical groups! To strengthen Africa's position we have to look for an integrated structure of communication. The inaugural GFVC 4.0 in South Africa at June 23-26th, 2020 is a mission to unlock the economic potential of the African Fashion value chain" Prof.Dr.B.Hallier explained in a statement to support this revolutionary Pan African summit (more: GFVC Federation of Africa)
"African children have great talents for design and they use bright coulors which give their art a special flavour" Marie-Christin Hallier, art-therapist, is summarizing her experience with workshops in South Africa (YouTube) and Kenya (YouTube).
|20.07.2019 : Myth and History
Since 2012 exchange students from the European Retail Academy regularly produce YouTubes about aspects/emotions about their vocational traineeship in Germany. For Prof.Dr.Bernd Hallier the medium YouTube is an useful tool to document and to penetrate especially young peoples feelings
In 2019 Saku Viiri from Rovaniemi/Finland used his stay in the Rhineland/Germany to learn more about the romantic River Rhine, the myth of the Siegfried Saga, the Castle Satzvey and the history of the city of Cologne : the result is the following YouTube: (Link)
|27.06.2019 : Social Inclusion
"Additional to mental/body handicaps lately there are also quite a lot of social disruptions due to wars/other migration or just from conflicts within the surrounding of people" the German art-therapist Marie-Christin Hallier ( Her Website ) stated explaining her additional education for social development therapy.
The socio-emotional profile of the patients is measured and documented over several weeks . Especially focussed are frights, defense mechanisms, chances for social interventions, the individual private reality and the evaluation of the living environment. In Germany the specific courses for teachers are taught in a mix of theory and applied/vocational case-studies and supervision of 48 hours over a period of a year.
|15.05.2019 : Castle Ambiente
The Water-Castle of Satzvey near the city of Cologne/Germany was mentioned first in the year 1368. In 1977 the owner-family Count F.J.Graf Beissel von Gymnich started to use the ambiente to organize annually historical events (More: YouTube video)
Since 2012 the family even created an event company/GmbH which is nowadays responsible for great public events with fights of horsemen and medieval markets as well as for private marriage-parties.
|15.03.2019 : Paper Art
Finland and the German area of "Bergisches Land" in North Rhine Westfalia are well known for its paper production. The city of Paimio/Finland and Odenthal/Germany are even twin-cities.
Now both cities celebrate their friendship by a new papaer-art-sculpture from Wolfgang Heuwinkel. It combines the tree with the cellulose : in this case the tree is even coming from Finland.