28 Days of Anthroposophy

28 Days of Anthroposophy

Creativity, autonomy, dialogical work and mutual concern are fundamental factors for this special online course. The program has been designed to reach a broad audience interested in addressing anthroposophical content from anywhere in the world. Using digital means in the best possible ways, we are committed to creating transformative spaces of encounter, dialogue and insights.

About the Course

Online
30 January - 26 February 2023

Convenience and flexibility are the basis of this learning experience. During the course “28 Days of Anthroposophy”, students can access virtual lectures, artistic practices and in-depth discussion groups led by the Goetheanum faculty. The program is divided into synchronous sessions (live), in which the participants meet at a specific day and time, and asynchronous video lectures (self-paced) where participants can watch and do the assignments in their own time. The joint sessions are in English, but the study work can take place in groups in German, English and Portuguese/Spanish, according to the number of participants.

Content

SYNCHRONOUS SESSIONS
Deep Study Work, Art, Eurythmy, Colloquia, Tour

The synchronous sessions are scheduled considering the needs of participants living in different time zones so that everyone can attend simultaneously at a reasonable time. This is how the program aims to create a cross-cultural and international learning experience that includes a broad and diverse audience. The in-depth study work can take place in groups in German, English, and Portuguese/Spanish (depending on the number of participants). The other joint sessions are in English. Virtual guided tours of the Goetheanum Campus and a weekly Colloquium with all the participants allow one to explore a different form of encountering and exchanging questions and insights.

ASYNCHRONOUS SESSIONS

The asynchronous video lectures consist of recorded talks and/or longer seminars in English by members of the Goetheanum Faculty and co-workers. Participants can watch these whenever they wish within the duration of the course.

Deep Study Work: Synchronous Seminars

Deep study work - Aphorisms on Anthroposophical Meditation and Living in Liminal Spaces and Threshold Moments

Modality: Synchronous Meetings
30 January - 26 February 2023: every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12.00 – 1.15pm CET

Text to be studied: The Threshold to the Spiritual World (GA 17)

Deutsch mit Matthias Rang

English with Bodo von Plato

Español / Português con/com Constanza Kaliks

Note: Content and lecturers of Synchronous Seminars are subject to change.

Inspiration: Asynchronous Video Lectures

Modality: Asynchronous Video Lectures in English
5 x 20 minutes every week

Video Lectures must be watched before the Saturday Colloquium, where participants will have the opportunity to discuss topics and questions with the contributors.

Week 1

Seeing and Recognising
with Constanza Kaliks

Week 2

Science and Life
with Matthias Rang

Week 3
Living in Different Worlds
with Robin Schmidt

Week 4

Life and Consciousness
with Bodo von Plato

Transformative Processes in Art

Exploring Form and Colour
Easy access and essential exercises in drawing and painting
With Esther Gerster

Synchronous Art Sessions*
30 January - 26 February 2023: every Tuesday at 12.00 – 1.15pm CET

Asynchronous Video Instructions and Exercises
4 x 20 minutes every week (to be watched whenever it fits into your day within the duration of the course)


Find your inner balance through Eurythmy

Easy access and essential exercises in Eurythmy
With Michele Polito

Synchronous Eurythmy Sessions*

30 January - 26 February 2023: every Thursday at 12.15 – 1.30 pm CET

Asynchronous Video Instructions and Exercises

4 x 20 minutes every week (to be watched whenever it fits into your day within the duration of the course)

*Content and lecturers of Synchronous Sessions are subject to change.

Saturday Colloquium & Sunday Colloquium

Modality: Synchronous Meetings
30 January - 26 February 2023: every Saturday and Sunday at 12.00 – 1.15pm CET


Saturday Colloquium
Open space for exchanging questions on the topics and experiences of the week.
Hosted by the Goetheanum Team.

Sunday Colloquium

Joint sessions with all the participants from different language groups. A special online Guided Tour around the Goetheanum Campus is reserved on a Sunday. Participants will be able to see Rudolf Steiner’s architecture inside and outside, the surrounding buildings and the Goetheanum Park – as well as some secret spaces not accessible to the public.

Additional Features

Home Kit
All participants will be sent a kit with material related to the programme. The cost is included in the fee. This includes: copies of the texts, prints of the paintings you will work with and the Goetheanum site plan with photos. It will also be available online for those enrolling shortly before the begining of the course.

Asynchronous Videos
A Selection of Lectures from the Section Leaders at the Goetheanum.
Available on the Online Platform of the Program.

Conversation Groups

Ask your Question
Send in your question about Anthroposophy and we will create a session to address the different questions with the Goetheanum Team.

Virtual Meeting Room

An easy-to-use online tool will allow the exchange of ideas and material or coffee-break conversations 24/7.

Application

Please submit the application form below. We will acknowledge your application via email.

General Information

Costs
Participation fee: CHF 600. – (Reduced prices are possible for participants with limited resources. Please check the application form above.)

Technical Requirements
Desktop, Laptop or Tablet Computer with an up-to-date browser and video camera
Zoom Application (Zoom Client for Meetings, free download: https://zoom.us/download#clien...)
A test session will be offered to explore the functions

Timezone in February 12.00 CET / Switzerland
Timezone in September 09.00 CET / Switzerland

Contact
studium@goetheanum.ch

Faculty

Esther Gerster

Born 1957 in Switzerland. Studied art at the Goetheanistische Studienstätte in Vienna, Austria, worked on the ceiling painting of the Great Hall in the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. She was Executive Council and General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Switzerland. Today she teaches painting at the Goetheanum Anthroposophical Studies, in teacher training, in grades 8-12 of a Waldorf School, gives painting courses, exhibits her art and coordinates guided tours and visits to the Goetheanum.

Constanza Kaliks

Born in 1967 in Chile, Constanza Kaliks grew up and lived mostly in Brazil. Constanza completed her studies of Mathematics in São Paulo, and went on to be mathematics teacher at the Escola Rudolf Steiner in São Paulo for 19 years. There she was also a teacher in the Waldorf Teacher training. Constanza has a Ph.D. in Education with a thesis on Nicolaus of Cuse. She is married with two children. She has been the Leader of the Youth Section at the Goetheanum since 2012 and is part of the board of the Goetheanum since 2015.

patricia.sethaler@goetheanum.ch ioana.viscrianu@goetheanum.ch

Michele Polito

Born in Germany. Trained as a social therapist and studied eurythmy in England. Afterwards fourteen years of stage work at the Eurythmeum, Stuttgart and at the Goetheanum Stage, Dornach. Studied curative eurythmy. Currently curative eurythmist at the anthroposophical clinic in Arlesheim. Active in adult education. Eurythmy teacher at the HFHS Dornach and in studies at the Goetheanum. Foto: Christian Jaeggi

Bodo von Plato

Born in Germany in 1958. Studied modern history, philosophy and Waldorf education. Board member of the Stiftung Kulturimpuls in the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, lives and works in Berlin on a research and action project on changing consciousness in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Matthias Rang

Born 1973 in Germany. Studied physics, 2007 research stay at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Since then he has been working as a Research Fellow in the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. 2015 Doctorate at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany, and since 2020 responsible for the leadership of the Natural Science Section together with Johannes Wirz.

Robin Schmidt

Robin Schmidt studied philosophy and cultural history, then educational science. He works as an adult educator and philosopher as well as a researcher at the School of Education FHNW in Basel with a focus on teaching and learning in the digital transformation.

Edda Nehmiz

Born in 1974 in Germany. Edda Nehmiz has carpenter training and studied Politics & Organisation and Education in Germany, Great Britain, and Switzerland. Since 2006 she works in the field of studies and further education at the Goetheanum. She is in charge of the basic organisational structure for the Goetheanum Studium department and is particularly concerned with the question of how form and content merge in terms of organisation and teaching content to provide a free-flowing learning environment.

Contact

Andrea De La Cruz

Born in 1989 in Madrid, Spain. Andrea De La Cruz has worked in education since 2011, designing and implementing complementary international learning and research programs for young adults. She joined the Goetheanum in 2017 as part of the Youth Section's team, and in 2022 she became a part of Studies & Further Education in the General Anthroposophical Section. From 2015-16 she was a student at the Goetheanum. She holds two art degrees from UK Universities and a certificate in Waldorf Education. She is currently studying for an MA in Innovation in Education.

studium@goetheanum.ch

Mayumi Matsumiya

Born in 1988 in Brazil. Mayumi Matsumiya holds a Masters's Degree in Visual Arts Curatorship. From 2017 to 2018 she attended the Anthroposophy Studies program at the Goetheanum, where she developed her research project in art and anthroposophy. She shared the results of her investigations at conferences at the Goetheanum and anthroposophy events in Brazil and Argentina. In 2020, she collaborated with the project (Re)Search from the Youth Section at the Goetheanum. Currently, she is part of the Goetheanum Studium team collaborating with social media, design, and other communication tasks.

studium@goetheanum.ch