Dies ist ein Beitrag des Lokalsenders oldenburg eins über das Projekt "Gut Sannum - Freiraum für Alle". Gut Sannum, ein Wohnheim für Menschen mit mehrfacher Behinderung liegt in der Nähe von Oldenburg bei Huntlosen. Der ehemalige Gutshof wurde in einem mehrjährigen Projekt unter Beteiligung der Bewohner_innen geplant, entwickelt und gebaut. Der Beitrag zeigt Szenen von der Spielbaustelle. Das Institut für Partizipatives Gestalten hat die Beteiligung von Beginn an konzipiert und begleitet.
Elisabeth Rohr is Professor for Intercultural Education at the Philipps University, Marburg, Germany. She is a group analyst engaged in profit- and non-profit, national and international organisations. Her main research topics are: Christian Fundamentalism in Latin America; identity conflicts of female, adolescent migrants in Germany; female body modifications; and clinical supervision. She has established a group analytic supervision training in Guatemala over the last ten years.
Her paper describes the transformation of a culture of conflict into a culture of recognition in Guatemala. She discusses the challenges involved in developing a group programme in a post-conflict society still divided by deep scars in its social fabric left by the aftermath of war. Groups cater for large numbers of orphans, war-widows, injured and displaced families. Dealing with the horrors of the past through indigenous organisations inevitably replicates some of these divisions in tensions amongst the workers. Supervision of the group workers allows the sharing of anxieties, doubts and differences in a protected space, re-establishing trust and opening perspective for a more constructive way of solving conflicts.
Unsere Parlamente scheinen immer weniger in der Lage zu sein, die drängendsten Probleme zu lösen. Wir baten Bettina Jarasch, Projektberaterin und tätig im Landesvorstand der Berliner Grünen, Jascha Rohr vom Institut für Partizipatives Gestalten und den Biologen, Philosophen und Autor Andreas Weber, gemeinsam über neue Wege der Teilhabe nachzudenken.
This year's lecturer is Professor Elisabeth Rohr. Elisabeth Rohr was Professor for Intercultural Education at the University of Marburg till 2013 and is a Group Analyst, a counsellor and consultant in national and international organizations. She has been a member of the staff of the Heidelberg Institute and has
been engaged in establishing a supervision training in Guatemala. She has done extensive
research about issues of migration, fundamentalism, gender and supervision.
I would like to explore the potential of Group Analysis as both a theoretical and therapeutic tool in
order to understand the unconscious dimensions of the complexity of life in a globalized, polarized
and highly individualized world. I will focus on issues that tend to be excluded not only from our
perception, but also from public discourse. I would like to question some of the popular concepts
now “en vogue”:
What does it actually mean to live in “liquid times”, dealing with “liquid identities?
Is the rise of the concept of “empowerment” somehow connected to the growing social
disappearance of the state?
What is progressive about the concept of transnationality when it means that intimacy has been lost
and left behind children of a migrants know their mothers only on Skype?
What can be expected of future leaders of the world who only know life in so called “transnational
spaces” and who have never had the chance to develop a sense of home or of belonging to any social
group or culture or nation?
Globalization, migration and transnational identities have been part of our Group Analytic practices
for many years. Have they also entered our Group Analytic concepts? If we understand our Group
Analytic task as a basic commitment to work on behalf of the “repressed”, then the question has to be
raised, how political is Group Analysis today – in theory and in practice?