Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Ascona
The Wondering Child
Wonder has been popularly looked upon as an experience especially prominent in children because both wonder and childhood are viewed to encapsulate moments of ‹seeing for the first time› and the beginning of a process of acquiring knowledge. The concept of the ‹wondering child›, however, is not an anthropological given, but a figure emerging from the convergence of literary, epistemological and educational discourses since the 18th century. This interdisciplinary workshop will direct its attention to the historical construction of the figure of the ‹wondering child› and the assumptions, concepts, cultural values, and social hierarchies it implies.
Das SNF-Sinergia-Projekt The Power of Wonder. The Instrumentalization of Admiration, Astonishment and Surprise in Discourses of Knowledge, Power and Art wird von Prof. Dr. Nicola Gess geleitet (Co-Leitung zusammen mit Mireille Schnyder, Uni Zürich). Es besteht aus sieben Teilprojekten.
Veranstaltung übernehmen als iCal