The second session of the online event THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA was held on Saturday, 12th March at 12 pm (Noon) UTC.
Although the plan is for each session in the series to take place the last Saturday of the month, we had to postpone the second session due to unexpected circumstances. The third session will be held as planned on Saturday, 26th March.
The featured guests of the second session were Stig A. Eriksson, one of the founders of IDEA and part of our association from the very beginning, a Professor Emeritus in drama and applied theatre at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, at the Institute of the Arts in Bergen, Norway; and Anj Heruela, a drama/theatre teacher from the Philippines, the director of Young IDEA from 2013 till 2017, a member of PETA and the creative and Strategy Director in Ant Savvy Creatives.
The dialogue between guests was in a form of a walk through the IDEA memory lane through a critical lens, and a glimpse into what the future of IDEA could look like.
The session host was Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic and the technical host Borisav Matic.
You can watch the recording of the streamed video at the following link.
Stig A. Eriksson presenting the work of IDEA in its early days in the 1990s
Stig A. Eriksson, Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic and Anj Heruela (clockwise from the top left) at the event
The first session took place on 29th January at noon UTC as an intergenerational and intercultural dialogue between Maria van Bakelen (Netherlands/France), the Honorary President of IDEA and IDEA President from 1992-1998, and Miao Bin (China), Drama Teacher & Head of Art Education of Tianfu No.7 High School Primary Section, Chengdu, China.
You can watch the recording of the event at the following link.