Magazine «60 parallel»

№3 (26) October 2007


Editor's note

Yury Lotman describes an amusing story in one of his studies. By chance stylish madams and tailors came to a famous scientist P. Chebyshev’s lecture that was devoted to mathematical aspects of dress cutting… However the first lector’s phrase: “Let us imagine that a human body has a shape of a ball” – put them to flight. Only mathematicians were left in the room for they didn’t find anything surprising in that. The text “selected” its audience. Why did I recollect this story? Development occurred to become an obligatory requirement of time. The most actual subjects are organization development, self-development, territory and town development. Many organizations have special positions of responsible people “for development”. At that most of all people put linear changes in to the notion of development. And they do not think that development is a close friend of crisis, it is closely connected with the situation when a transition to another level of quality is a question of further life and that is why it cannot be a mass and fashion phenomenon. And therefore it can sound strange but editorial stuff believes that not all organization and not always need development. Growth is not development. And in practice the strategies may be directed not only to development but to the present state retention, that is to stability. And there is nothing bad in it. We offer you to look into the problem together being a subject of development process. Why is it so difficult to “involve business or local community into the process of working out or realization of a development strategy”? Why does much documentation that was worked out according to the decisions from above seem to us so inaccurate? Why is it so rare that someone takes responsibility for the town or museum or theatre development habitually shifting this task to municipality? And why is any Khomutinino settlement or Myshkin town suddenly capable to make life to go on – to the future? It is curious that Seminar column devoted to very interesting Bert Hellinger’s method, in my opinion, concerns the same subject but in the horizon of human life. To pull through the mass of personal problems it is necessary to become a subject of our own life and family life development. It is not simple to admit ourselves in a life crisis. It is not simple to see system failures behind the row of personal cases and to take responsibility for the result. But for the life “to go on” people take new knowledge going through an unscheduled stage of development without any appeals and technologies as one of our experts Anah Glinska says. While making this number ready we didn’t forget about those readers who are interested in the problems of people in art, cultural tourism, innovation IT-projects in the sphere of culture. As usual, discussions, travel notes, interviews will add your choice of interesting and professional reading. In the hope of this, Yours, Julia Nerush


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