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Category Archives: International Programs

Schedrij Vechir – An Evening of Abundance

Yesterday's Schedrij Vechir or an Evening of Aboundance, an event of Ukrainian Pavilion, brought joy, warmth, colors to the community in Unity Pavilion. In Schedrij Vechir, which was actually a celebration of Ukrainian Orthodox Christmas , members of the community hailing form the region or nearby, shared with the audience some interesting facts of the country, and introduced us into their language, Amazing voices of Vera, Shakti and Swaha, with Saraswati on flute, and Rolf on guitar lulled us fully into the region. By the last song the audience joined them excitedly. Follow the previous, patrons could enjoyed in a delicious dinner, which has been lovingly prepared and cooked for past 3 days by many. And the evening concluded by bonfire with dance.


Comments: 0 Date: 07 Jan 2018

Art for Land

Yeserday auspicious occasion of inauguration of Art for Land exhibition, in the line of the events to celebrate 50th anniversary of Auroville, and third event of its kind was inaugurated in the presence of Auroville Foundation Secretary Mr Chunkat.
The exhibition of over 300 art works from all over, will be on display until 15ht of February, and it should tap into a Flow of Donations towards the purchase of still missing plots of Auroville Master Plan.the action is an offering of Unity Pavilion with the assistance of the team of Acres for Auroville (A4A), and Green Acres.
In her address Sigrid (Green Acres) invited us to her update on Wednesday 3rd of Janaury at 3pm at Unity Pavilion.

Growth Management for Greenbelt

The Auroville Integral Sustainability Insitute for the 4th time invited group of post graduate students of planning from Queens University, Canada to be part of learning exchange between Auroville and them. Anna Geladi, Phillip Pirell along with Lalait came to our studio to invite us to a presentation on Growth Management Framework for Settlement in Auroville Green Belt, which would take place on Friday 15th at 4.30pm at SAIIER Conference room. Both Anna and Phillipe found out the particularities of the space, and complexity of given topic, which requires a bit different approach to other planning in the world. Yet, the group of 12 students with their professor, managed to focus on the topic of development in green belt, and came up with suggestion, which we would hear at the presentation.   students blog can be reach at www.auroville2017.wordpress.com


Comments: 0 Date: 14 Dec 2017

International Youth Day

International Youth Day gathered a lot of youngsters as well as the mentors from Auroville at Mahalakshmi Park to explore Peace and Prosperity. A lot of fun activities organised by YouthLink along with the live music, food stalls and fire dance were to be seen and heard. For those of you who could not make it to the event, here is a short recording of the event as well as the talk with the vibrant youth of Auroville. See you next year!


Comments: 0 Date: 14 Aug 2017

Brotherhood – Bratstvo Pavilion Sharing

We were invited on 2nd of January to Unity Pavilion in the spirit of Brotherhood to A General Information Meeting to collaborate in International Zone. Initiative sprouted in February 2017 while talking on development of the Eastern Europe - Russia - Caucasus - Middle Asia Area. Vera and Sergey (an architect of temporary pavilion) gave a common outline of the aims of the pavilion, along with report on site permission for the temporary material manifestation. Quite naturally presentation turned into a sharing, where participants created a circle. Lots of thoughts, ideas were brought forward, all in the spirit of collaboration, and all inclusiveness. "Bratsrtvo Pavilion is a voluntary union of the representatives of different countries from Eastern Europe, Russia and Even Caucasus, Middle Asia countries. It is a study of how human unity, harmony and peaceful coexistence can be achieved between neighboring countries which had close and sometimes not easy relationship in the past. The activities will be research oriented, educational and cultural in terms of defining what Nation Consicousness and the Nation Soul can be. Bratstvo Pavilion is a place of collaboration and coordination not only within Eastern Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Middle Asia but also of other nations of this world." At the same time the audience was invited to celebrate the Ukrainian Christmas on 6th of January form 6pm onward at Unity Pavilion.


Comments: 0 Date: 03 Jan 2018

GM on Internationale Zone, Part 2

Yesterday at Unity Pavilion we had a chance to hear the second part of the proposed General Meeting. The agenda was as followed - Savitri around the world with Savitri Bhavan, CHIRU, report from Delhi exhibition -50th Anniversary of Auroville, International Zone Coordination Team report, Unity Pavilion. After reports there was still time for questions and answers session, where some interesting thoughts were shared


Comments: 0 Date: 27 Dec 2017

GM on International Zone


Today's General Meeting on International Zone at Unity Pavilion was set up boldly with two parts - presentation of small, and emerging groups of the
IZ,
- report from the IZ' recent presentation in Auroville's exhibition in association with UNESCO in New Dehli.
Unfurtunatley there was time only for first part, and the report from New Dehli should come up in next two weeks.
In past few years the International Zone witnesses fast growth, and enthusiasm from all parts of the world i.e. their representatives here in Auroville. In this light new paradigms also coming forward, and with it tendency to express real human unity in diversity in merging, collaborating; following the spiritual path that Sri Aurobnido and The Mother outlined.

Brotherhood – Bratstvo Pavilion Sharing

We were invited on 2nd of January to Unity Pavilion in the spirit of Brotherhood to A General Information Meeting to collaborate in International Zone. Initiative sprouted in February 2017 while talking on development of the Eastern Europe - Russia - Caucasus - Middle Asia Area. Vera and Sergey(an  architect of temporary pavilion) gave a common outline of the aims of the pavilion, along with report on site permission for the temporary material manifestation. Quite naturally presentation turned into a sharing, where participants created a circle. Lots of thoughts, ideas were brought forward, all in the spirit of collaboration, and all inclusiveness. "Bratsrtvo Pavilion is a voluntary union of the representatives of different countries from Eastern Europe, Russia and Even Caucasus, Middle Asia countries. It is a study of how human unity, harmony and peaceful coexistence can be achieved between neighboring countries which had close and sometimes not easy relationship in the past. The activities will be research oriented, educational and cultural in terms of defining what Nation Consicousness and the Nation Soul can be. Bratstvo Pavilion is a place of collaboration and coordination not only within Eastern Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Middle Asia but also of other nations of this world." At the same time the audience was invited to celebrate the Ukrainian Chirstmas on 6th of January form 6pm onward at Unity Pavilion.


Comments: 0 Date: 03 Jan 2018

Presentation on Green Belt Development

12 students from Queens University, Canada, along with their professor presented "Growth Management Framework for Settlements in Auroville Green Belt". The group was invited by Auroville Integral Sustainability Institute, and that kind of exchange happened for the fourth time.

This work offering, done in collaboration with many diverse stake holders in Auroville and around, is part of a learning exchange between Auroville and the post graduate planning students on a topic of critical importance to Auroville.

It was followed by a Q&A where important issues were addressed, helping to clarify any miscommunication and provide insight on how to further improve the situation.

Interning in Auroville

A group of four very interesting and enthusiastic youth  all studying at The Department of Symbiosis International University (SIU) under the Faculty of Media, Communication & Design (FoMCD) visited our studio to talk about their experiences, and impressions. Kritika has chosen Well Paper for her internship, Ayushi chose French Pavilion, Ira picked AurovilleRadio, and Raj selected Africa House. They each share their particular experiences, as well the reason they chose the places they chose. In the interview, we can also find out how the Indian youth see and experience the realities of every day life, projects, etc. in the city of Dwan, which the Earth needs.


Comments: 2 Date: 25 Nov 2017
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