Carolina Fleur Bos – Architecture and identity in a global world

About the speaker:
Carolina studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands. She worked in research programs on rural social housing in Algeria, the Republic of Congo and Brazil.
She has been teacher in Urbanism, Urban Design and Architecture Theory. Since 2000 she teaches History of Architecture at the Universidad Mayor, Temuco.

HariRavikumar – Spiritual Identity

About the presenter:
HariRavikumar is the co-author of “The New Bhagavad-Gita”, a 21st century translation of the Bhagavad-Gita, India’s most celebrated spiritual text. His interest in spirituality, philosophy and Eastern wisdom goes back to his school days. Also deeply interested in mathematics and design, he studied Mechanical Engineering at BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India and then trained and worked as a software engineer with Infosys Technologies.
For the past three years, Hari has been working as the editor and content manager of the Melton Foundation. He also works as the administrative director of the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts (SAPA). Some of his other academic interests are alternative education, South Indian classical music, typography and films. Hari plays the violin, practices aikido and yoga, speaks six languages and loves to travel.

Juan Luis Dumont – Defying Will

About the speaker:
Juan Luis has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and is a Professor of Technical and Vocational Education with a Minor in Tourism from the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities at Universidad Austral, Valdivia, Chile.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Education, with a specialization in Curriculum Development, Assessment and Evaluation from Universidad Mayor, Chile.
He has been a full time teacher for over ten years, teaching English as a foreign Language. Currently, he teaches at the Language Coordination Department at Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.

Kelli McLoud-Schingen – Identity, the story of me

About the speaker:
Kelli is the president of KMS Consulting and has facilitated Diversity and Inclusion workshops for educational, non-profit, government, and corporate institutions in the USA, Canada, and Europe since 1989.
She is currently co-authoring the African-American version of the Cultural Detective? (atool to help develop cross-cultural competence in individuals and organizations). She is also currently coordinating a city-wide Racial Healing project in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA in collaboration with the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, the YWCA and the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation.
Kelli has studied and researched on the topic of racial identity and internalized racism in-depth. It is this research and her theatre background that led to the production of “Anything but Black” — Kelli’s intimate narrative of her personal journey to self-love and to embracing her racial identity with pride. Kelli studied theatre at the Oxford School of Drama and holds a Master’s in Cross-Cultural studies. She is the president of SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research), USA.


About the performers:
The folklore ballet “MagiaChilena”, integrated by 24 dancers was founded by its current director Miguel ángelLeiva. This ballet became part of the permanent art performers of Universidad de La Frontera in 2008. From then on they have initiated a prolific career that has taken them to countries like Canada, Argentina and México.
Recently they have shared stage with International Folkloric Ballets from China, Russia, Mongolia and Venezuela.
With dedicated work these performers have managed to gain international recognition, showing typical dances from traditional Chilean countryside, Mapuche dances, Rapa Nui from Easter Island and SambosCaporales, besides a tribute piece to Violeta Parra.

Alejandro Arroyo – Songs in tragedy, an interview of hope

About the speaker:
Alejandro Arroyo is a renowned Chilean classical guitarist and a PhD in neuroscience. He ventured into Chilean folk tradition through the transcripts of composers such as Violeta Parra and Victor Jara, contributing decisively to the development of the “Chilean Guitar” as a concert instrument.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, he has performed as a soloist in classical guitar and has been the music director of chamber music groups (both instrumental and vocal) in several countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America. In his field of specialization he has directed the program of “Musical Induction for Pregnancy” in the Araucanía region in Chile, a program designed to stimulate the development of emotional and cognitive intelligence associated with pregnancy and early childhood.
Currently, he is the director of the Chamber Choir of the Universidad De La Frontera, a professor in the Department of Medical Specialties and a researcher at the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the same university. In 2010, he was awarded the APES prize, annually awarded by the Association of Chilean Entertainment Journalists, for his “Significant contribution the Musical Arts and Integration”. This award is given to the most prominent representatives of film, radio, theater, ballet, folk music, and Chilean TV.