Category: WLO News-Members

Jan 1
1970

J. V. Pestana (Spain): “Integrating knowledge – from a pluralistic standpoint – is a key aspect for developing leisure as a field of study”

We talked to WLO member José Vicente Pestana, researcher at the Department of Social Psychology and Quantitative Psychology of the University of Barcelona (Spain).

In one sentence: What does leisure mean to you?

Leisure means to me the context and the experience to deeply go into what we actually are and may be.

What leisure projects, research and/or activities are you involved in?

I am currently researching about the links between leisure experiences and specifics time uses (time perspectives, procrastination), as well as theatre practices as a complex heuristics for self-development.

How did you hear about WLO?

I heard about WLO thanks to Nuria Codina, who directed my doctoral dissertation and is currently the main responsible of several research projects I am working in.

Why did you decide to become a member of WLO?

Because I strongly believe that the more we share scientific projects and human affinities, the more we may be able to change our surroundings through leisure.

What kind of synergies would you like to develop through your WLO membership?

It would be great to make reflections about the transformative side of arts as a leisure practice, combining their epistemological, methodological and social intervention issues. In my view, integrating knowledge – from a pluralistic standpoint – is a key aspect for developing leisure as a field of study.

We talked to WLO member José Vicente Pestana, researcher at the Department of Social Psychology and Quantitative Psychology of the University of Barcelona (Spain).

In one sentence: What does leisure mean to you?

Leisure means to me the context and the experience to deeply go into what we actually are and may be.

What leisure projects, research and/or activities are you involved in?

I am currently researching about the links between leisure experiences and specifics time uses (time perspectives, procrastination), as well as theatre practices as a complex heuristics for self-development.

How did you hear about WLO?

I heard about WLO thanks to Nuria Codina, who directed my doctoral dissertation and is currently the main responsible of several research projects I am working in.

Why did you decide to become a member of WLO?

Because I strongly believe that the more we share scientific projects and human affinities, the more we may be able to change our surroundings through leisure.

What kind of synergies would you like to develop through your WLO membership?

It would be great to make reflections about the transformative side of arts as a leisure practice, combining their epistemological, methodological and social intervention issues. In my view, integrating knowledge – from a pluralistic standpoint – is a key aspect for developing leisure as a field of study.

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Jan 1
1970

Fabián Vilas (Uruguay): “I believe WLO opens doors, and makes it possible to generate and exchange knowledge”

We talked to WLO member Fabián Vilas Serna, coordinator of the Entertainment Team of the Permanent Forum of Free Time and Recreation, and director of the Centre for the Promotion and Research on Play, Recreation, Cultural and Community Work Recreándonos (Uruguay).

In one sentence: What does leisure mean to you?

From our reality and cultural framework, we talk about “Recreation”, not about “Leisure”. Recreation is a cultural phenomenon of societies and communities, as well as a right.

What leisure projects, research and/or activities are you involved in?

I am the Director of the Collective Centre Recreándonos, which is devoted to the study and promotion of Play, Recreation, and Community Work. Our office is located in the city of Montevideo (Uruguay). I am also the Coordinator Permanent Forum of Free Time and Recreation, a group formed by professionals from all Latin America. I also do consultancy and counseling work for production and work Cooperatives, Teams, and social and business Organizations. At the moment I am conducting a research on human groups, subjectivity and daily life, within the consultancy firm GROPPO.

How did you hear about WLO?

Through a communication/call for the World Leisure Congress in São Paulo in 1998.

Why did you decide to become a member of WLO?

Because I think it is an organization that, by joining together people and organizations from all over the world, it open doors, and makes it possible to generate and exchange knowledge.

What kind of synergies would you like to develop through your WLO membership?

I would like to develop synergies for the articulation and exchange of expertise and knowledge, while taking part in academic production spaces, and supporting actions of political-institutional nature.

We talked to WLO member Fabián Vilas Serna, coordinator of the Entertainment Team of the Permanent Forum of Free Time and Recreation, and director of the Centre for the Promotion and Research on Play, Recreation, Cultural and Community Work Recreándonos (Uruguay).

In one sentence: What does leisure mean to you?

From our reality and cultural framework, we talk about “Recreation”, not about “Leisure”. Recreation is a cultural phenomenon of societies and communities, as well as a right.

What leisure projects, research and/or activities are you involved in?

I am the Director of the Collective Centre Recreándonos, which is devoted to the study and promotion of Play, Recreation, and Community Work. Our office is located in the city of Montevideo (Uruguay). I am also the Coordinator Permanent Forum of Free Time and Recreation, a group formed by professionals from all Latin America. I also do consultancy and counseling work for production and work Cooperatives, Teams, and social and business Organizations. At the moment I am conducting a research on human groups, subjectivity and daily life, within the consultancy firm GROPPO.

How did you hear about WLO?

Through a communication/call for the World Leisure Congress in São Paulo in 1998.

Why did you decide to become a member of WLO?

Because I think it is an organization that, by joining together people and organizations from all over the world, it open doors, and makes it possible to generate and exchange knowledge.

What kind of synergies would you like to develop through your WLO membership?

I would like to develop synergies for the articulation and exchange of expertise and knowledge, while taking part in academic production spaces, and supporting actions of political-institutional nature.

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Jan 1
1970

Giro Cultural USP: providing access to Sao Paulo University’s cultural, scientific and architectural heritage

The University of Sao Paulo has launched the programme Giro Cultural USP, aimed at facilitating access for everyone, within and beyond the university community, to the USP’s cultural and leisure offer. Departments and museums in Cidade Universitaria, the main campus of the University of Sao Paulo and the biggest in Latin America, can be visited in four different tours: scientific heritage, cultural heritage, panoramic view – around university’s facilities and environment, and the tour “USP and modernist Sao Paulo”, which takes places outside campus, in the city centre.

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The University of Sao Paulo has launched the programme Giro Cultural USP, aimed at facilitating access for everyone, within and beyond the university community, to the USP’s cultural and leisure offer. Departments and museums in Cidade Universitaria, the main campus of the University of Sao Paulo and the biggest in Latin America, can be visited in four different tours: scientific heritage, cultural heritage, panoramic view – around university’s facilities and environment, and the tour “USP and modernist Sao Paulo”, which takes places outside campus, in the city centre.

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Jan 1
1970

Explore different ways of holidaying with the Young People’s Leisure Network

Building on the relations developed within the WLO Future Leaders programme, the Young People’s Leisure Network (YPLN) was created by participant universities and students to involve youth coordinators and adult supervisors in the organisation of a wide range of activities to promote international exchange in the leisure field. Continue reading “Explore different ways of holidaying with the Young People’s Leisure Network”

Building on the relations developed within the WLO Future Leaders programme, the Young People’s Leisure Network (YPLN) was created by participant universities and students to involve youth coordinators and adult supervisors in the organisation of a wide range of activities to promote international exchange in the leisure field. (more…)

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Jan 1
1970

Strengthening Chinese-Hungarian ties through table tennis

A sports delegation from the Chinese universities Zheijang University and Nantong University visited Hungary from the 14th to the 20th June. The visit was hosted and supported by the City of Pápa, in northwest Hungary, and co-organised by the Young People’s Leisure Network (YPLN), together with Pápa Table Tennis Association and Bamafo Foundation.

Continue reading “Strengthening Chinese-Hungarian ties through table tennis”

A sports delegation from the Chinese universities Zheijang University and Nantong University visited Hungary from the 14th to the 20th June. The visit was hosted and supported by the City of Pápa, in northwest Hungary, and co-organised by the Young People’s Leisure Network (YPLN), together with Pápa Table Tennis Association and Bamafo Foundation.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO News welcomes members’ contributions!

We at the WLO Secretariat are happy to launch WLO News, a monthly newsletter that aims to be a window to the wide leisure world. Having dissemination of knowledge and information as one of our raisons d’être, and being aware that we live in a world overloaded with information, we find it crucial to provide a space for relevant, focused and carefully curated leisure contents.

Continue reading “WLO News welcomes members’ contributions!”

We at the WLO Secretariat are happy to launch WLO News, a monthly newsletter that aims to be a window to the wide leisure world. Having dissemination of knowledge and information as one of our raisons d’être, and being aware that we live in a world overloaded with information, we find it crucial to provide a space for relevant, focused and carefully curated leisure contents.

(more…)

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