Everything and everybody wakes up after a long winter dream :-). Spring brings us joy, bright sun, blue sky, green grass, blossom, and… LOVE! Spring, love and little madness are actually synonyms, that is why there is nothing strange in that on April 12, all performers of the key roles dedicated their speeches and projects to LOVE, though they did not agree about it in advance :-). Thus, Iryna Zhurakovska presented her 9th CTM with the topic concerning Love, Olga Pogoryelova presented discussion project dedicated to communication and relations between men and women, Iryna Rymar conducted a table copic with the theme “Love”.

Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
The palm and may make country houses gay,
Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day,
And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,
Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit,
In every street these tunes our ears do greet:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to witta-woo!
(from “Summer’s Last Will and Testament” by Thomas Nashe (1600))

Olga Pogorelova, Art-Talkers TM Club




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What does MOBBING mean

On March 29, the Art Talkers discussed the problem of mobbing in the second part of the meeting. Olga Pogoryelova presented her “Discussion Leader” ATM project with the topic “How to avoid mobbing?”. The word “mobbing” is a new one for a Ukrainian society, but this word means a social phenomenon, which is as old as the human civilization. The term “mobbing” was proposed in 1980s by Heinz Leymann, a German psychologist working in Sweden, to define “an impassioned, collective campaign by co-workers to exclude, punish, and humiliate a targeted worker.” In other words, mobbing is a strong emotional and psychologic attack against a person by his colleagues at a workplace, the main purpose of mobbing is to force this person to quit the job. Psychologists differ so-called “horizontal mobbing”, i.e., mobbing organized by employees, and “vertical mobbing” or “bossing” organized by a chief or boss against a single person. In fact, mobbing can take place not only at a workplace, but in any social group, e.g., even in a kindergarten. According to psychologists’ researches, the problem of mobbing is very serious, it can cause serious psychologic disorders and can even lead to suicide. Five members helped Olga to present her project, namely, Elizaveta Korotchenko, Iryna Zhurakovska, Harryansah Khairul, Sergey Plyasov, and Sergey Obukhov. They served as actors and presented ten minutes performance to illustrate how mobbing can happen in reality. Though it was an improvised performance, the actors played their roles professionally and naturally, and their acting was very close to reality. After the performance, there was a discussion concerning reasons causing mobbing and possible ways to fight mobbing.

Olga Pogorelova, Art-Talkers TM Club

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