11—13 September 2020


International Conference
on personal growth and territory development


The Centre for Fundamental and Counselling Personology of the National Research University Higher School of Economics , Social Psychology Department of the National Research University (Samara) and the non-profit organization GorodZagorod cordially invites you to speak at the International conference «Living Landscapes: Personal Growth and Territorial Development» — with a focus on both research and practical aspects of personal development and growth in the context of terrain development.
This event continues the initiative started at the conference «Psychotherapeutic Journeys: Theory and Practice» in Samara in 2019.

In 2020 we strive to widen the context and welcome people from across many disciplines to participate in the conference. Our aim is to look upon a landscape not merely as a place to make use of , but also as a partnership in nourishing, enriching and stimulating dialogue between an individual, a community and an environment.

Having this perspective in mind we invite researchers and practitioners of the following disciplines:

• psychology, body-oriented psychotherapy, coaching, education
• philosophy, semiotics
• cultural geography and geopoetics
• urbanism, development of territories, eco-communities,
landscape architecture
• sociology and social work
• eco-tourism etc.

The organising committee envisions the programme to reflect the following themes:

  1. «The Language» of landscape. The meaning of landscape as a space-of-being for an individual and a community
  2. Separation and togetherness in space, Culturology of everyday life
  3. Virtual/real landscapes
  4. Movement in the landscape and space as a way of self-exploration (working with animals, expressive arts, performative practices, procession/pageant)
  5. Landscape psycho-technologies in education
  6. Urbanism, architecture, landscape architecture, countryside cultural code
  7. Landscape as a narrative
  8. Shamanism and symbolism

When you approach the topic of your presentation you might consider the above mentioned themes or may suggest your own.
Format of the conference
Due to many uncertainties regarding the pandemic situation, the organising committee is considering other formats for the conference design.
Best case scenario
  • Three days during the first or second weekend of September
  • The setting will be mixed modalities: face-to-face offline activities combined with distant communication, VR-instruments, and online streaming
  • The main location will be co-living (1.5 hrs from Moscow)in natural landscape surroundings with rivers, hills, fields and woods
  • Further information: http://melnicaspace.ru/
  • Extra locations: Moscow, Samara
Worst case scenario
The same dates but all online
Sven Doehner
Junguian Archetypal Psychoanalyst from Mexico City, also trained in Somatic Movement, in Voice-work, and in Indigenous Healing and Spiritual practices. He has guided courses, workshops, retreats and training programs since 1981
Sergey Berezin
Head of the Department of Social Psychology, Samara National Research University Academician S.P. Korolev. The author of "Landscape Analytics"
Arseny Belorusets
HSE University, psychologist, Landscape Analytics guide, musher
Yulia Konopeltseva
analytical psychologist, Landscape Analytics guide, co-author of the method of psychological work with sled dogs, musher
Olga Dolgova
Sergey Dolgov
Founders of the Melnica.Space Coliving, the non-profit organization GorodZagorod, Coliving.Expert Buero and relocation service Relocatio.
Дмитрий Исаев
Врач психотерапевт клиники Топ Ихилов, Тель Авив, Израиль. Автор метода «Ландшафтная аналитика»
Julia Morozova-van Steenis
Dance/movement therapist, supervisor and educator, tutor in the professional DMT training programmes ( Moscow, Kiev, Vilnius), educational director of professional DMT training programme at Biosoft Institute (Kiev)
Elena Burenkova
PhD, associate professor, dance/movement psychotherapist, expressive arts psychotherapist, teacher and supervisor of the Association of Dance/ Movement Therapy (Russia), head of the Department of dance/movement psychotherapy and director of the post-graduate diploma training on Multimodal Creative Arts Therapy of the Institute of Practical Psychology and Psychoanalysis (Moscow), a co-founding member of the Expressive Arts Therapy Association (Russia).

Vladimir Kaganskiy
Ph.D, Department of physical geography and natural resources, Institute of Geography,
Russian Academy of Sciences, research associate
Working language — Russian. English speaking presenters will be translated into Russian
The participation fee — 50€
NB: Accommodation and meals will be paid for separately
Deadline for applications: 15th August 2020.
It will be sufficient if you answer this email , providing the title and short description of your presentation.
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