Sunday, June 05, 2011

Humberto Maturana in Sardinia

It was good to catch up with Humberto, Ximena Davilla and Pille Bunnell in Sardinia at the University of Sassari.  They were in Sardinia to run a workshop entitled Reflexive Circles in Cultural Biology and its ecocultural background.   As always in conversation with Humberto I gleaned new distinctions.  Humberto, Ximina and colleagues have renamed their organisation in Chile to the Matriztic School of Santiago. At 82 Humberto remains mentally and physically agile even if looking older (as we all do).

The final day was devoted to presentations from a range of speakers to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Juan Francisco Varela.

It was also good to return to Sassari and the University where I have been a Visiting Professor in the past.