Category Archives: International Programs

Un entretien avec Wazo

Wazo se definit lui-meme comme "crypto-naze, nomade polyphonique, neo-urbain,nouveau punk, bio-anartist, je suis comme tout le monde, comme personne et comme certain". Ecoutez cet entretien qui augure d'une serie d'emissions pour les francophones.

Comments: 1 Date: 09 Nov 2015

Amazing Progress

Nine girls from different parts of India participating past three weeks in Auroville Green Practices Summer School 2015 this morning presented their work at the Africa House, Pavilion of African Culture in International Zone. Within that they have been working on the site itself helping with the construction of the community hall and compost toilet, and developed desing concepts for the volunteer/students spaces and rooms. Aim of those structures which are temporary, is to create the awareness on Africa in the community on one side, and on the other create the awareness back to Africa on Auroville, and start the proper fundraising for the building of the pavilion itself, which plan was made by Brook Teklehaimanot from Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia.
High energy and enthusiasms of girls while being exposed to ideals of Auroville is seen on their work and interaction with different groups and people.
At the end - a plea from Africa House team - since the girls are leaving hands are needed on the construction site to finish the roof.
All welcome!

Comments: 0 Date: 01 Aug 2015

Conference a Paris le 26 Mai

Quelle Nouvelles sociétés a construire ensemble? Avec Gilles Boeuf (Biologiste) et Patrick Viveret (Philosoph) animee par Nadia Loury (Ecologue) Le 26 Mai Salle des Glycines, 104 rue de Vaugirad, Paris (Mont St Placides ou Montparnasse).
Organiser par Auroville International et le Pavilion de France, ecouter l'introduction sur l'evenment avec Gilles et Nadia.

Comments: 0 Date: 12 May 2015

Auroville Festival in Chennai

Featuring two short interviews - one with Krishna from AV Art Service, and one with Samvit, participating at Ethical Market. On 1st of March the Auroville Festival in Chennai was officially inaugurated by Dr. K. Rosaiah, His Excellency the Gorvernor of Tamil Nadu, and until 21st of March different aspect of Auroville life and creation will be exposed to habitat of Chennai either with cultural events, talks, exhibitions or through various market presenting our production. Yesterday concert of Aruoville Choirs was warmly accepted. Words of Wisdom The Mother The discipline of Art has at its centre the same principle as the discipline of Yoga. In both the aim is to become more and more conscious; in both you have to learn to see and feel something that is beyond the ordinary vision and feeling, to go within and bring out from there deeper things. 28 Jul 1929, Pg 105, Vol 3, CWM If art is to manifest something in the divine Life, there also a vast and luminous peace must express itself. A mere intellectual, ethical and aesthetic culture does not go back to the inmost truth of the spirit; it is still an Ignorance, an incomplete, outward and superficial knowledge. To have made the discovery of our deepest being and hidden spiritual nature is the first necessity and to have erected the living of an inmost spiritual life into the aim of existence is the characteristic sign of a spiritual culture. Pg 197, Vol 20, CWSA Sri Aurobindo

TPI Presents

Last night at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture, International Zone director of Tibetan Policy Institute Thubten Samphel introduced young scholars, researchers who put light on some aspects of Chinese policy.
Tenzin Norgay was talking in detail on Regime Legitimacy in China and CCP, from performance legitimacy, economy legitimacy and nationalism aspects .
Rinzin Dorjee has dwelled into infrastructure development of China in Tibet region with all aspects of consequences for people of Tibet, from two way dependency, uses of Tibetan natural resources with destruction of environment to forced resettlement of Tibetan nomads.
Tenzin Tseten described in detail the possible outcome of contenders of the 19th Party Congress.

New Experiences and Africa

Nine students of architecture in Delhi have came to Auroviile to get hands on practical experience, and are currently volunteering at Africa House, Pavilion of African Culture in International Zone on the temporary structures of community and event space, compost toilet and shower.
Asta, Anushka, Prithika, Pashita and Pradhya are saying that this is for them different experience not just in architecture but also on the aspect of the life style, exposure to different cultures .... and are very much grateful for it. The batch came to Auroville as a part of Summer workshop with Auroville Consulting. Lavanya, an architect who works with Fabian O. is also giving a hand in the project of Africa House, and she sees the future of bamboo in construction. Eric, an active member of Africa house updates us on the progress of present construction and invites us all to participate in any way we feel inspired. .... although right now helping hands are needed ...

Comments: 1 Date: 21 Jul 2015

Hungarian Caravan

Bogi, active member of Hungarian Pavilion and International Zone Coordination Team talks about her involvement and relationship to the development of International Zone. International Zone, as one of four zones (residental, cultural, industrial) of Auroville is poorly developed, apart from Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India; and few residents live there. With generous donation from a private person for the well, which was drilled last year, possibilities to start intensive development of the area became a reality. International Zone, a window and an active bridge between inside to outside, gives also a platform whereby the souls of the nations and continents could come forward, be expressed in many ways, and finally merge into human unity.

The aim of Hungarian Caravan is to bring forward a piece of material manifestation of European area, and would serve for many purposes - from exhibitions, gathering, workshops to temporary housing of possible volunteer. Over 20 Hungarian artist contributed their creative energy in decorations of the caravan.

Lots of LOVE

In an short interview with Kalsang - although it is her  birthday today, that was  not the reason for her visit at the radio - with talked about many things, from her life story, to work at International Zone, and her invitation to a Lunch Buffet For Fund Raising this Sunday 20th at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone. As Kalsang with gratitude and joy on her face says in between - small or big, one drop can make an ocean .... From Sunday onward at the pavilion they will be keeping "Lakhar" or White Wednesday, a day which is celebrate for past three years to remember the roots, and support all those Tibetans who are suffering. At Pavilion of Tibetan Culture they would from next week on celebrate it with screening a movie or documentary, followed by light, vegetarian dinner, of which proceeding will be for Kalsang and her family home.

Comments: 0 Date: 16 Sep 2015

Auroville presentation in Mexico

Anandi presents Auroville, featured by the local radio in Casa Plena, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas - Mexico.
With thanks to - La televisión cultural, alternativa e independiente en San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico for sharing the interview with the Auroville Radio.

Comments: 0 Date: 10 Jun 2015

IZ Pavilion Groups Meeting

The International Zone Coordination Team has members of many nations in Auroville. They plan for the physical development of the IZ but also for the development of advanced research e.g. "Research of the Soul/Genius of the Nation", events and activities.
With the coming 50th Anniversary of Auroville in 2018, the IZ Coordination Team would like to start a 3 year development plan for the IZ which has been presented and discussed at 
The Pavilion Groups meeting / IZ Team general meeting of Wednesday, March 11th  chaired by Linda-Grace.
The topics of the meeting were: Securing part of the IZ with a fence; Habitat development, temporary housing / -pavilions / -cluster of pavilions / -continental centers and Activities along the Crown road e.g. the Russian Cafe project, Internet cafe, International Guest House, etc.and development of the infrastructure. (Loop road and Integral Water management)
Additionally, a proposal to start a study group to determine the definition of nations and geo-cultural groupings was introduced.
Active new members are welcome.

Comments: 0 Date: 14 Mar 2015
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