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".


Online-participation is possible. Registration is obligatory. Please use the contact-form of the website.

The studies investigate the following research questions:
What experiences of sensual touching do students report who have worked productively on their own in projects on "First visit with a group of young people to a museum" or in projects on "Transforming into the arts, how nature affects"?
What similarities and differences can the feedback of the participating students from the two approaches museum and nature reveal, what can be concluded?

Depending on the course of work, the participants choose from further research questions:
Do the experiential feedbacks of sensory touching differ between young people with impairments and those without impairments; if so, how?
Has anything that moves the senses changed since the Corona pandemic's distance regulations? If so, how can it be described?

With international participation, the conclusions of diverse cultural provenance and intercultural comparisons are of interest. Presentations and statements by international experts will complement the programme.
The experiences and results will serve as a basis for answering the question "What is the impact of interacting with art ?" from the perspective of professional work in the social, pedagogic and other professions.

State of planning October 1st, 2021, programme modifications reserved.