A fundamental part of the RVP Iasi project is to investigate the dynamics and significance of intercultural encounters and their role in our re-learning to be human.
Considering the global scope of the project members, we are planning a special volume to emphasize and provide a perspective on the diversity of opinions and experiences.
The investigation will start from a series of questions on the preparation, development and results of intercultural encounters, which the project members are invited to answer.
The questions and answers will make up a volume intended to provide a dialogic overview of our intercultural experiences, to be published in 2018.
First series of questions:
1. What does it mean to be prepared for an intercultural encounter?
2. How would you define a cultural border? What intercultural barriers have you encountered?
3. Which are the space and time coordinates of intercultural encounters? How does the place (one’s own, neutral or virtual) and the time (moment, length) influence the development of such encounters?
4. What can an intercultural encounter produce? What are its effects, from your experience?
5. How do intercultural encounters change the understanding of one’s own culture? Did they affect your view of what it means to be human?
6. What do you expect from intercultural encounters? What did you learn?