Labels: Thatta Kedona
posted by Omar M. Ali @ 10:50 AM,
The number of foreign visitors and guests to TGD in comparison to earlier times as been steadily going down due to known reasons. Through the hard work of the NGO in the village as well as its participation in the projects in Lahore, especially the sample houses at the Peerzada Cultural Complex and also at the Beaconhouse National University, a number of students from universities in Lahore made excursions to the village in order to acquaint themselves with the village life. At the end of the month, Mr. Farooq was able to once again greet another group of students under the guidance of Prof. Gwendolyn.
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The Internet-Radio of the village also interviewed a few guests. The interviews can be heard here
Labels: Thatta Kedona
posted by Omar M. Ali @ 12:31 PM,
Monday, October 29, 2012
Labels: Artisans, Arts, Thatta Kedona
posted by Omar M. Ali @ 10:42 AM,
Bazaars are wonderful events. They bring together volunteers, artists and so many others who are interested in cultural arts and there preservation and helop disseminate information. Lately, one bazaar was held in Ethnologic Museum Vienna
and another in House of Economy, Stuttgart.
House of Economy, Stuttgart, place of the handicraft bazar 2012
Bazaar in House of Economy, Stuttgart brought together Marlies Barkiewicz who has been involved in BHU of AFA in TGD, Sophie Kuppler who was in summer school of WAC of AFA in TGD in the high mountains in Northern Pakistan, Inge Keindl who was in WAC of AFA in TGD not only in Pakistan but also in Cameroon and Colombia projects. Monika Kuppler who has been many times in Pakistan (and in Colambia) was also there in the Bazaar.
Here are some images from Bazaar in House of Economy, Stuttgart: Read more »
Labels: Bazaar, House of Economy, Inge Keindl, Marlies Bartkiewicz, Sophie Kuppler, Stuttgart, Volunteers
posted by Omar M. Ali @ 9:35 AM,
Bazaar in Ethnologic Museum Vienna
Prof Norbert Pintsch with Babar Khan, the President of Pakistan-Austrian Society
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Labels: Bazaar, Dr Dirk Angelroth, Dr. Senta Siller, Ethnologic Museum Vienna, Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch, Prof Klaus Behrendt
posted by Omar M. Ali @ 9:11 AM,
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Labels: Books, Thatta Kedona
posted by Omar M. Ali @ 2:51 PM,
The term Housing was discussed in some of our recent articles and we referred there to the Cultural Model, in which the human effort is actively promoted, -the traditional one as well as the socalled traditional one.
Although it was not possible to completely avoid the conflict between religion and science, still we were able to describe in one go a new cultural formula. The Inter-dependencies between the individual areas can be epoch-making, for example currently the economy. Is an individual area so important, it can be compared with a cold star in the astronomical terminology. In our example this would mean that the economy does continue to play its role but not in its current ly known form.Read more »
Labels: Appropriate Technology, Housing
posted by Omar M. Ali @ 9:33 AM,
On the occasion of the birthday of Dr. Siller Siller, I on my own behalf and on the behalf of all friends of Thatta Kedona, take the opportunity to thank her heartily for her exemplary and untiring efforts towards the cause.
Happy Birthday to Dr. Senta Maria Anna Siller – the honorable Mother of Dolls
who is recipient of Floriade (the Netherlands), Gestaltetes Spielgut (Creative Toys – German Toys Industry), Bundesverdienstkreuz (highest civil order of merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) and many more honors.
Labels: Dr. Senta Siller, Thatta Kedona
posted by Omar M. Ali @ 1:53 PM,
Kids and Toys
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Kids and toys
(pdf) is a small booklet, which has been prepared on the basis of work with different NGOs in the country and gives information about handicrafts and appropriate technology including climate friendly housing.
This happens by using simple painted figures.
The value of self made things, the usage of garbage for playful purposes up till music instruments,the possibility to construct climate friendly buildings from apparently simple materials and to use them through de-centralized technology, to making diverse vehicles run by using solar technology; these are the aims of the booklet, because children are more open to new concepts as compared to stressed out adults and career oriented students. Practical examples, for example baking a cake, go along with booklet as a rule.Read more »
posted by Omar M. Ali @ 12:03 PM,
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Published punctually on the day of founding of the German-Pakistan Forum, the speciality of this publication is to see the various possibilities of cooperation described in it not only between Pakistan and Germany but also between Pakistan and Austria or Switzerland;
This is justified through events and lectures by experts on Pakistan, who are active in these three countries.
A novelty is the difference between the printed copy with a foreword by the honorary consul of Germany in Pakistan as well and the internet edition with some difference as well as Lahore being the place of issue.
Publisher is Omar M. Ali, who already worked on the pages of the DGFK for the edition of 50 years Pakistan, Bonn and 60 years Pakistan, Berlin.
Labels: Aamir Rafique, Anees Yaqub, Ass.Prof. Gwendolyn Kulick, Deutsch-Pakistanisches Forum, Dr. Senta Siller, Nadia Riaz, PGFA, PGFS, Prof Dr Pintsch, Prof. Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann, S.A.J. Shirazi, Sabine Felmy
posted by Omar M. Ali @ 8:00 AM,