Migration Antalya

Antalya Bilim Universitesi invited Gerhard Hofbauer to give the opening lecture at the "International World Migration Movements Symposium" in early March 2022. The title of the paper was "The Diverse Phenomena of today's Migration, Mirrored by the Education-Minded Concept of Polyaesthetics". Although ( perhaps especially because ) the aesthetic approach to the topic differed from the other mostly empirical contributions, many conversations and numerous positive feedbacks were the result. Some contacts could lead to further cooperation. From a polyaesthetic perspective, the topic opened up a broad field for reflecting on the motives and on the individual as well as social-communicative effects of migration and its tradition-integrating backgrounds. The contribution will be published in the symposium publication.




Milestones of the work in progress:

1) Dec. 2019: Conference of the international and interdisciplinary council of experts 


2) Sept. 2020: symposium "Showing in the arts how nature touches"


3) Summer 2021: Video sequences by students of Gakugei University Tokyo.


4) Winter-term 2021/22: Artistic-aesthetic reflections of the students of the Kath. University of Applied Sciences Cologne


5) Jan. 17, 2022: Virtual dialogue between Tokyo and Cologne



In December 2019, the international and interdisciplinary council of experts defines the motto "In the arts, show how nature touches".


The international symposium "In den Künsten zeigen, wie Natur berührt" discusses the basics of the topic; Experts of sciences and arts meet in Hohnhurst, Germany, others join via internet, in September 2020. (see: Events)


The students of Dr. Masayuki Nakaji at the Gakugei University Tokyo publish on the same topic in 2021 on the website "Polyesthetic Education International" www.paeb.org video sequences with their own compositions.


Dr. Dr. Dietmar Jürgens from the Kath. Fachhochschule Köln introduces the students of his courses "Staging scenes of everyday life - Polyesthetics and social work" and "Nature as a field of aesthetic education" to the three videos by the Japanese students. Starting with the impulse to work independently with this task, they form small groups to reflect the Japanese workout. They create their aesthetic reflections following their perception independently.


In a virtual dialogue between Tokyo and Cologne, the working outcome was presented, discussed and reflected together with guests from Polyaesthetic Education on January 17, 2022.  
Members of IGPE and some additional guests had taken part in this event. 

The feedback contribution have been analyzed by Gerhard Hofbauer and are ready to be published. Please feel free to ask for more information.
A collection of the manifold elaborations and reflections is to be integrated into an overall documentation.



Intercultural and international online-symposium winter term 2021/22, niversities of Cologne/Germany, Tokio/Japan and Budapest/Hungary  

What Moves the Senses .
Resources of sensory experience in a comparison of museum visits and nature experience by aesthetic education.

Together with the International Society for Polyaesthetic Education, the Catholic University of Applied Sciences North Rhine-Westphalia, location Cologne, startet studies about this issue. Seminars from Universities of Budapest and Tokio will join the project. Whether nature or the arts, both often touch people intensively and sustainably. Students and experts will investigate the hidden backgrounds of these aesthetic touches. Experience and acting out, perception and expression are the complementary components of Polyaesthetics. Reflection from other perspectives can lead to deeper aesthetic perception. Polyaesthetics calls this phenomenon "multi-perception".


 Symposium 2020 workshop

emblem 2020

 (C) Foto: Helge Thomas

Experts from the fields of SCIENCES, ART and PRAXIS met at the Symposium 2020 from the attitude of attentive, mindful interest in nature and its deepening perception from an aesthetic-artistic perspective. The intentions were to exchange knowledge by means of topic-sharpening contributions from the perspectives of science, arts and pedagogical practice, to gain current insights and the transformation of knowledge from interdisciplinary discussion and understanding and to profile interdisciplinary and artistic approaches and impulses for a call for pedagogical projects in the educational year 2020/21.