SUTOL

Society for Unrecognized Training, Organization and Learning

Kids and Art

Art and creativity always go hand in hand. Dr Senta Siller, an artists herself, has always used art to encourage different many skills, neural development, and problem-solving abilities. Art is also helpful because it allows kids to process their world and because it gives them critical sensory input. Art is important for its own sake. And above all, kids love art because it is fun too.


This May (2018), Dr Senta SIller and Prof Norbert Pintsch have visited Mr Peter Hecht, who is an artist and sculptor, in an exhibition in the state of Brandenburg and in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with the idea of Kids Club.


The idea of Kids Club is not new, because it is already being practiced in the project in Pakistan, Cameroon, Colombia and so on.


So let us bring an artist in the projects?

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Wintertime Meeting Near Berlin


Three ladies - Andrea (Nature Volunteer Association, Sri Lanka), Ilona (Lotus International, Germany) and Dr Senta (Cultura-Sutol, Germany) - met near Berlin in cold wintertime on 17 December 2017.

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For our friends in Moratuwa University, Colombo

Self-contained note on three book projects

At the end of the year 2017 there are 3 publications about living concepts:


a) HOUSING

From a series of articles for a technical magazine between 2008 and 2012, the German translation is now available with original graphics and illustrations, in which the topic of Housing is discussed from different points of view (economy, technology, science, philosophy, etc.).

b) POPULATION AND LIVING

A conversation between Prof Dr Mackemsen and Prof Dr Pintsch resulted in a comparison of two research and teaching methods: the traditional one with quotations and references and the unconventional one, almost without references, which deliberately leaves the reader to look for the source and thus stimulates him to another form of activity.

c) SYSTEMS AND HOUSING

From mosaic-like aspects to the system view between holistic, open and closed system, with the emphasis on the closed system.

In sketchy contributions, the complete range is discussed: the physical, earth-related to the far-off independent system and the psychic phenomenon of being self-contained for example in special diseases (amyottrophic lateral sclerosis).

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German Connections

We are so glad to hear that paintings from students of different schools in our area displayed in a gallery in Rathenow, a small city in the state of Brandenburg.


The themes of the display are environment protection and destruction of nature.


Instigators are Ilona Launhardt and Werner Launhardt / Lotus e.V., whereas the special guest are Senta Siller /Cultura e.V. and Norbert Pintsch/DGFK e.V. 


Here we show some  of the images from the display. 


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Children can do it too

After the long stretch children displayed their impressions of the surroundings in small artistic works (From:"The children can do it too" in Germany as well as "Pakistani Environmental Scenario" published in GreenMag of FPAC.org.pk). Here are some of the images of the work:




We shall be pleased to show similar examples from Sri Lanka in our Blog.

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Award for Support and Cooperation

Dr Senta Siller, winner of Bundesverdienstkreuz (highest civil order of merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) and many other honours from different countries has been working untiringly for the causes like helping others, preservation of culture, teaching art and networking.


Lately, Nature Volunteer Association, Sri Lanka conferred upon Dr Senta Siller an Award for Support and Cooperation to mark the work of Dr Senta Siller

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Projects: Experiences, Results and Opportunities

Three different project are described below with experiences, opportunities and local limitations pointed out.

CAHMS vs ROHMS

Computer Aided Hospital Management System/Rural Oriented Hospital Management System The whole pallet, from service up to operation has to be organized, which creates costs, -very characteristic of institutions in urban areas. This is quite opposite to institutions far away from the cities. The lack of finances, regarding staff as well as in the planning and use of the operating costs, needs to be appropriately taken into consideration. A rural oriented hospital management system (ROHMS) must take these factors into account. The difference between CAHMS and ROHMS is in location. In urban areas, a hospital functions only when the industrial-technological pre-conditions are met; i.e. personnel, training, patient care, air-conditioning, etc., must be adjusted. A problem in other cultures, for example, is the patient care by relatives, which often leads to difficulties in the recovery process and brings new health risks with it. In a ROHMS, specific characteristics of rural life are taken into account. The energy production is different, the employees are not confused through industrial training, the water supply, incl. Drainage is completely different as compared to urban areas. The traditional knowledge is used, natural climate control is utilized, local materials and traditional, yet adapted, forms of construction are used. The staff follows local forms of remuneration based on the traditional culture. Although this described system is already being practiced in an environmentally friendly manner etc., the influence of the resource-devouring, environmentally damaging industrial system is so widespread, that reasonable alternatives are unlikely to prevail.

Impact of CNC on the HC

In several essays, the problem of handmade objects has been outlined, which in an ever growing uniform environment have only little chance of promoting their original purpose, namely income enhancement for people (mainly women in rural areas) and to generate some revenue for the community. Problem points in this regard include the non-reversible push of people from rural into urban areas and the resulting requirement of regular income, which adds them to the existing consumer base. That the reality is quite opposite with declining numbers of productively active people and at the same time increasing production, is actually not recognized in the consumer world, so that nevertheless productively active artisans are supposed to adjust themselves of CNC and 3D production. This is not a world first. A look at the tourism centers shows clearly how strong the uniformity is already enforced, for example through travelers, who buy souvenirs in the assumption, that they are buying unique items. The buyer subtly enjoys using his buying habits from everyday life including bargaining and haggling, special bargains are attractive, little aware that they are actually contributing to the destruction of the handicraft itself. Ultimately, also the discussion about Original versus Copy comes up. Why buy an original in a world where true copies are easily available? - this is the underlying question. Color, sound, text, - everything is flexible and available; waiting for further application. But change has taken place not only in this field of art, but long ago also in the areas of fashion, leisure, food, education and health.

IISS / Integrated infrastructure system in a rural area

NeemTree / MoringaTree / Jetrupa Cures -Ph tester-Water Pump

Thanks to the digital communication and information age, people even in remote rural areas obtain news about the lives of people in the so-called industrialized countries, - with all its possibilities and apparent abundance. One is inclined to share and participate in it, preferably immediately than later.

The problems behind the sham abundance are not perceived, not even by the producers, who are in fact proud of their performance: Water for all, Housing for all, etc., etc.. One cannot expect of the migrants to understand the economic ups and downs of the economic factors, - that's even true of the highly developed countries. It is like speaking of water and drinking wine. The correlations between production and commerce, consumption and uniformity are at best entertaining, - serving only as theory and as entertainment program for general distraction and targeted manipulation of the believing public and consumers. Background to this discussion is rural project, supposed to offer remedy through the targeted measure of providing flowing water to a basin for buffaloes and to bring the fresh water supply back on track. The process is to be accompanied by regular pH tests. The project is laudable, but lack of interest of the affected people is to be expected, who are possibly not interested in a controlled environmental pollution, or even its stoppage, and rather more interested in pursuing their internal family interests. There can also be no discussion of educational deficit or other cultures. This development is similar in the whole world: one is most interested in becoming a consumer, getting regular income, fixed breaks, - in short, the existing mistake further propagated by the media, which is erroneously perceived as progress.

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