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Society for the Promotion of Art and Culture

Dr Senta Siller in Pakistan

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Dr Senta Siller was in Pakistan where she had a very busy time in research and development, meeting people from research specialties to local NGOs and artisans, and also giving guidelines to Thatta Kedona artisans for Lok Virsa Mela (April 2016). Here are some of the images of her activities while in Pakistan:  


Senior Researcher Dr Senta Siller at National Data Base of Lok Virsa, Islamabad that includes a library for the benefit of scholars on subjects of Cultural Heritage.
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Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch lectures in GCU Lahore

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Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch (SES) is a German Senior Volunteer who has been working in Pakistan (and in many oher countries) for over quarter Century. Now Pakistan is like his second home (that is why I call him Chaudhry Norbert now). He started working in a remote Punjab village Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka - some 80 Kilometers from Lahore - and over time have made it a model village. His special interests are appropriate technology, preservation of rural culture, housing, handicrafts, communication and information, income generation for rural communities (through self help projects) and promotion of academic coordination.

This time in Pakistan, Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch was invited to Government College University, Lahore where he delivered a lecture on “Open and Closed System of Development Demonstrated Through an Example of a Village Project in Pakistan.”

Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch is a retired Professor, Architect, Engineer, MBA by Profession and presently a social worker who represents German Society for Promotion of Culture.

The DGFK (German Society for Promotion of Culture) was officially registered in 1973 at the district court Berlin-Charlottenburg.

The main activities of the society in the beginning revolved around promotion of culture in its widest sense. About 133 projects were initiated or supported which included projects of art exhibitions, lectures as well as concerts, film projects and festivals.

A number of publications were published and events initiated and organized in Berlin, Germany and other European and Non-European countries.

Since 1990 however, most of the activities of the society are concentrated in the Non-European regions.
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Special Impact of Housing

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By Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch 

How closely these areas are interconnected with each other can be well explained through Anglo-Saxon terms, for example Marketing and Distribution, which are gladly used in many other languages too.

The durability of such expressions is very limited and will be soon history, as we can see on hand for words like hippies. Also yuppies is not much better in this regard. Who knows today terms like DINKS (Double Income No Kids), LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability), or PARKOS (Internet Users Participative Consumers) and LOVOS (Lifestyle of Voluntary Simplicity)! If now, in the context of growing automation of industry, many follow this trend blindly like lemmings in the clouds, it may unsettle many people from older generations but not NERDS (Computer fans), who recognize in it prospect for greater income by dedicating themselves to MINT-Subjects (Maths, Informatics, Natural Sciences, Technology) while at the same time further educating themselves in MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses).
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Radio TV Thatta Kedona

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AeFeA (NGO) has been harboring to set up own Radio and Television at the village Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka for a long time. Preparation in this regards are coming up fine and Thatta Kedona is expected to start broadcasting soon. The Community Radio will be another first of its kind and will help create awareness among rural communities of the areas about all relevant fields.



Income generation for people in rural areas based on the traditional culture.

TGD Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka

BHU: Basic Health Unit

WAC: Women Art Centre

TTTC: Technology  Transfer  and Training Center

AT: Appropriate Technology (Wind Mill, Solar Cooker, a.s.o.)

HC: Handicraft (Dolls and Toys)

PCH: Preservation of Cultural Heritage (one per year)

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Preparation of Operations in March or October

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Through the NGO AFWA, experts are again to be requisitioned from SES for the areas of Basic Health + Traditional Medicine (Marlis Bartkiewitz-Schmid) and Upcycling + Handicraft (Monika Kupler).

Research in Dolls, Toys and Development

SPARC hopes together with with other institutions to win the support of the initiator of the dolls project in TGD for carrying forward the handicraft research project in Islamabad, which will benefit women of AFA and AFWA as well as students. Basics of the project have already published in a report for the National Museum LokVirsa (see Dolls, Toys and More, p. 91 - 106).

Communication+Information Once again via the NGO AFA and through SES support of PDP is to be requested in order to support among others the C + I.

DGFK e.V., SPARC-PROJECT, Dr Senta Siller/SES-Bonn, Prof Dr Pintsch/SES-Bonn, Marlis Bartkiewitz-Schmid /SES-Bonn, Monika Kuppler/SES-Bonn, AFA, AFWA


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Carpe Diem – Senta Siller

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by S A J Shirazi / Lahore, Aaron Kaah Yancho / Bamenda, Romillio Rodriguez Fajardo/ Chiquinquira

Book review Senta Siller

Use the Time, under this slogan a small publication edited by the Friends of the SS-Foundation was initiated in Pakistan. The person honored thereby stands at a hotel balcony in Chiquinquira and looks into the distance, in the original photo one can see the flags of the city, of the departementos and Colombia. In the area over which she is looking, people stand and look at her.

The foreword of a Pakistani journalist and lover of the handicrafts developed by her enrich her work.

Examples of her work are provided digitally pointing to the production of handicrafts on site.

The circumstances in her early childhood and after World War II made it necessary for her to contribute with her work to food procurement. She helped the family with her paper-cut work for daily newspapers. Her extraordinary skills led to making of murals with her siblings. Still a student, she organized team design jobs and gathered management experience, which proved helpful in production of children's clothes and toys. She was always involved in some way with dolls, an activity which she followed over a quarter of a century in various projects and in different ways: organization, development, research, production, marketing and distribution.

Between her design work and doll making as principal of a school, she used her management experience in various global projects. Whether as private entrepreneur or as honorary worker, she insisted on implementing her ideas to highest standards and a minimum of requirement for herself. In spite of this, she is actively engaged in a variety of artistic techniques: graphics, lithography, oil painting, - she is always curious and uses the time. Waiting is not working! And with enormous patience, conscientiousness and accuracy, which is reflected in her research as youth style artist.

No matter what she does, she does it fully and extensively. In the given picture, she can be seen in her typical working posture, most active on different occasions, at openings, fairs, lectures, workshops, etc., as well as enjoying the landscape between Iceland, the Amazon, the high mountains as well as lowlands.

The publication discussed here is not her work directory, but gives rather an overview of the extensive activities of this versatile artist, organizer, businesswoman, who never forgets to give ample consideration to requirements of our society and life.

Senta Siller booklet

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Visit to Beaconhouse National University

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A good education must help the young generation to think, not to follow without thinking and imitate.

Mr. Tanvir Shahzad, Journalist, Mr. Amjad Ali, Journalist from Voice of Germany (VoG), Mr. Omar Hassan, Architect Professor BNU and Prof. Dr. Norbert Pintsch, from SES met in BNU on 29 October 2015.


During the meeting in BNU, many interesting subjects of mutual interest were discussed: Mud House Project with three experimental houses, financed from German Government, Production of diplomas in architecture in the time between present fashion and change in architecture through 3D-plotter, About the impotence of leaders to understand the 21st century needs, the bona fide to belief Time is Money and the tale it has to be profitable in society, the belief in economical tales demolish a society and the education is a brave helper.

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Difference between urban and rural area needs

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Team of SPARC-project including Mr. Anees Yaqub, Artist, Mr. Amjad Ali, Journalist Voice of Germany (VoG) and Prof. Dr. Norbert Pintsch from (not on picture) met to discuss communication and information and how to create awareness about the difference between urban and rural area needs.

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