Andrea Beermann und Elena Ball
In this practice-focused workshop we will explore how the world looks like from our opposite's perspective. Might there be a way of framing human beings' actions which shifts perspectives beyond right or wrong?
We invite you to explore the power of communication to perceive hitherto unknown parts of our social world and find new ways to shape our realities.
Deeply inspired by and passionate about Nonviolent Communication (following Marshall B. Rosenberg) and systemic reframing methods, we are happy to share our experiences with you!
Prof. Ulrich Weger
A practical journey into our thinking experience
The more prominent facets of thinking are typically the mental images or pictures that constitute the contents of our “thoughts”; but these are preceded by a process that is much more elusive. For example, we do not usually observe how a stereotype emerges in our thinking; if anything we may perhaps know that it is there. In seeking to (re)frame our –premature– understanding of reality, we also need to take the thinking process into consideration. The workshop will be a practical journey into enquiring into our thinking experience. We will start out with a bit of background on how to study thinking; and then work with practical examples of (re)framing to explore whether we can find access to the more unreflected processual aspect of thinking.
Dr. Viola Nordsiek
Framing your arguments: What do you think we are talking about?
How do you set about when entering a political argument? Do you know that you are right, or are you ready to learn something new? Do you set out to convince, to explain, or to understand? Do you already know that you can never agree? Is it going to be a battle or a showcase?
In this workshop, we are going to think about and work out some strategies of survival when arguing with people of very different opinions. We try to find, using different theories of framing, our own hidden assumptions about what is happening in that argument, and what is supposed to happen. This may include, of course, the possible outcome of just not having this conversation. But it may also help if you see the possibility and have the wish to really have a meaningful exchange.
More workshops to be added soon!