Categoría: WLO News-Members

Jan 1
1970

Ling Ping (China): “The WLO has made great contributions to promoting human leisure power and improving the quality of human life”

We talked to new WLO Board member Ling Ping (Hangzhou Normal University, China) about his projects and engagements for the promotion of leisure and as a representative of the WLO. Learn more about him and his views on leisure through this interview.

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We talked to new WLO Board member Ling Ping (Hangzhou Normal University, China) about his projects and engagements for the promotion of leisure and as a representative of the WLO. Learn more about him and his views on leisure through this interview.

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Jan 1
1970

Sue Street (Canada): “I’d love to develop enhanced synergies between leisure and primary education and/or local community development”

Sue Street participated in the 2016 Field School in South Africa and is now working with Joanne Schroeder (WLCE VIU) in the organization of the 2018 Douglas Ribeiro da Silva Field School in São Paulo. For Sue, being involved in the WLO is a way of following the current trends in the field of leisure, tourism, recreation and sport. Read this short interview and get to know her better!

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Sue Street participated in the 2016 Field School in South Africa and is now working with Joanne Schroeder (WLCE VIU) in the organization of the 2018 Douglas Ribeiro da Silva Field School in São Paulo. For Sue, being involved in the WLO is a way of following the current trends in the field of leisure, tourism, recreation and sport. Read this short interview and get to know her better!

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Jan 1
1970

Antonio Bramante (Brazil): “Leisure values the magic of the unexpected, the subjectivity of the unique experience, the wealth of dreams”

Read our conversation with Antonio Bramante, a Professor at the University of Sorocaba (Brazil) who has been actively involved in the WLO since the late 1970s, and recently (re)joined WLO Board of Directors.

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Read our conversation with Antonio Bramante, a Professor at the University of Sorocaba (Brazil) who has been actively involved in the WLO since the late 1970s, and recently (re)joined WLO Board of Directors.

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Jan 1
1970

Paul Chua (Singapore): “The WL Forum impressed me and I thought we are on the same page in promoting leisure and good health for everyone”

Paul Chua, Secretary General of the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation (WBPF), is a new WLO member. We asked him a few questions for you to know a bit more about him.

In one sentence: What does leisure mean to you?

For me, leisure means quality of life and sharing happiness with everyone in this world.

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Paul Chua, Secretary General of the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation (WBPF), is a new WLO member. We asked him a few questions for you to know a bit more about him.

In one sentence: What does leisure mean to you?

For me, leisure means quality of life and sharing happiness with everyone in this world.

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Jan 1
1970

Donald N. Roberson, Jr. (Czech Republic): “In class I try to expose the students to the different philosophy of recreation and leisure”

An Associate Professor at Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic), Donald N. Roberson, Jr. is a WLO member who is passionate about teaching and fostering critical reflection on leisure in the classroom. He just renewed his WLO membership and we asked him a few question for you to know a bit more about your fellow WLO member.

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An Associate Professor at Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic), Donald N. Roberson, Jr. is a WLO member who is passionate about teaching and fostering critical reflection on leisure in the classroom. He just renewed his WLO membership and we asked him a few question for you to know a bit more about your fellow WLO member.

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Jan 1
1970

Jerome Singleton (Canada): “Leisure is any experience that has the following characteristics: it is fun, enjoyable, and relaxing, it is freely chosen”

Jerome Singleton is a professor and a leisure researcher at Dalhousie University (Canada). He is also the facilitator or the Special Interest Group (SIG) “Diversity, Access and Inclusion”. Jerome just renewed his membership and we took the opportunity to ask him a few questions to let you know him better.

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Jerome Singleton is a professor and a leisure researcher at Dalhousie University (Canada). He is also the facilitator or the Special Interest Group (SIG) “Diversity, Access and Inclusion”. Jerome just renewed his membership and we took the opportunity to ask him a few questions to let you know him better.

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Jan 1
1970

Laurel Sliskovic (Canada): “Leisure is the perspective that shapes how I actively participate in my geographic and social communities”

Read our conversation with Laurel Sliskovic, a graduate of Vancouver Island University, a World Leisure Centre of Excellence (WLCE), who works at The Sociable Scientists Inc and just renewed her WLO membership.

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Read our conversation with Laurel Sliskovic, a graduate of Vancouver Island University, a World Leisure Centre of Excellence (WLCE), who works at The Sociable Scientists Inc and just renewed her WLO membership.

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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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