Expertenkolloquium 2018It deeply saddens us to report the passing away of our founding member, Prof. Dr. Christian G. Allesch on 4.4. of this year.

There was no one in the International Society for Polyesthetic Education who was not remarkably impressed by his expertise and commitment. To many he was an always interested, reliable colleague for decades. On all common occasions, he was like the heart of discussions about aesthetic education, as the picture of the Expert Colloquium 2018 shows him, second from right, 2 days after moving into the new location in Salzburg. Mourning for that personal loss and great gratitude for his extensive contribution move our hearts. Please feel free to read our obituary (in German):


Mag. Gerhard Hofbauer, President (2006 bis 2012 und ab 2016)
Professor for music education and didactics at the Private University of Education, Diocese of Linz (ret.) 

DDr.  Dietmar Jürgens, Vice-President, Secretary
Professor for Aesthetic Bildung at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Nordrhein-Westfalen, Köln 

MMag. Elfriede Hofbauer, Trasurer 
Pedagogue, Economist, Salzburg 

Mag. Dr. Masayuki Nakaji
Professor for music education at the Gakugei University Tokyo

The presentation of the members of the board please see -> Newsletter 10

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a.o. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Michaela Schwarzbauer
until March 2022: a.o. Univ. Prof. Dr. Christian Allesch (+)

The council of IGPE is based on the constitution as „künstlerisch-wissenschaftlicher Expertenrat“ 

The following experts were nominated by the board for the functional period from the year 2020 until 2022:

Dr. Christian Allesch, Salzburg (+ 04.04.2022)
ao. Univ. Prof. at Institute of Psychology of Paris Lodron University Salzburg (ret.)
Experte for cultural psychology and psychologic aesthetics

Dr. Barbara Dobretsberger, Salzburg
Univ. Prof., Head of the Department of Musicology at the University Mozarteum Salzburg,
former member of the board of the interdisciplinary program "Science and arts" of the University Mozarteum and the Paris Lodron University Salzburg.
Expertin for interdisciplinary tasks.

Mag. Dr. Marios Joannou Elia, Pafos, Cyprus.
Composer, artistic manager of musical projects of "cultural capitols" of Europe, of multimedial projects a "the Sound of Kioto"
Expert for Polymediality

Barbara Hielscher-Witte, Berlin
CAGS Dipl., director Expressive Arts Institute Berlin, Germany.
Docent at EGS European Graduate School,
Expert for Expressive Arts of Paolo M. Knill (+ 2020), Prof. em. of Lesley University Cambridge, Mass.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Budapest, Hungary
Univ. Prof. at the Institute of Behavioural Science and Communication Theory, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Theory, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Expert for visual literacy, actual working on the project -> Acting on the Margins: Art as Social Sculpture  (AMASS)

Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Seierl, Wien
Composer, painter, musician 
Expert for intermediality between the arts 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Köln
Prof. of theory of media at the Catholic University Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany (Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen, Standort Köln)
Expert for aesthetic and ethic tasks of digital media 

Excerpt of the constitution (German)
Auszug aus dem Statut, § 16:
Expertise, Interdisziplinarität, Intermedialität, Internationalität sind Kriterien für die Zusammensetzung des Expertenrats[*].
Als künstlerische wie wissenschaftliche Experten sind Personen zu verstehen, die über einen, den in angeführten Handlungsfeldern der IGPE entsprechenden professionellen Handlungs- und Erfahrungshintergrund verfügen.

[*] Der Text des Statuts verfügt über eine Präambel, dass alle personenbezogenen Termini die Geschlechter gleichermaßen ansprechen.