"The sixties on the sixtieth parallel"
A new project of the 60 parallel program started on October 14-16, 2003 in Surgut. It is called “the sixties on the sixtieth parallel”. The project was devoted to the city’s 410 anniversary.
“The sixties on the sixtieth parallel” is an attempt to build a new type of communication with the population, to think over the experience of the whole generation as the most successful generation of the last century in the perspective of its application in the future.
This is a joint action of building the image of this future for each participant, for the city, for the country…
WHAT DOES THE PROJECT CONSIST OF?
I. Events, it is a mixture of discussion, concert, game amd TV-show:
- THE SIXTIES: WHY MOW?
- POPULARITY AND FREEDOM
- INSTEAD OF NOSTALGIA
- THE CHOICE OF THE MEMORY
II. Special presentations, exhibitions, lectures and seminars.
WHAT DID THE PARTICIPANTS TALK ABOUT?
- “A piece of freedom” that is an idea of the individual freedom in the 60-ties and now. Vivid personalities, historically important cultural events, do they become apparent in the situation of opposition in the environment? Or does the violent development of civilization lead to the changing of the scales and the possibility of significant human development disappear?
- How and why does the experience of freedom of the 60-ties actualize in the beginning of XXI century? The pole of the personality – creativity and career – environment?
- The spirit of time and the signs of time. Old and new scaled dimensions of people, discoveries and events. Who, what and how forms public opinion?
- 1960-2060 – what is between them? The images of the future or the images of the past. Futurology or futurophobia.
WHO IS THIS PROJECT FOR?
for young people and students, because they are present and participate in the formation of the images of the future, that are personal, social, national;
for managers, because the program gives the opportunity to see the recent history of management in a new fashion, demonstrates actuality of creative approaches and describes the new formats of situational and contextual management.
for cultural community, because history is expected in the present, interdisciplinary and intercultural borders are overcome;
for Surgut, because this town is interested in advance of its image as a modern active center in interregional and international space.
IS THIS PROJECT HISORICAL, SCIENTIFICAL OR ACTISTIC?
This project is PRACTICAL. It forms the people’s opinion how to live in 2005, 2020, 2060…