D · Project “With and without” by photographer Sophia Vogel [24 June 2022]
– Thanks to Bernard for the hint.
A · “Nacktheit in ihrer Rolle als Therapie und Prävention in der Medizin und Psychologie” [27 May 2022]
“Nudity in its role as therapy and prevention in medicine and psychology”
The pages still hold many surprises on the subject of naturism, often hidden behind a link, e.g. on the page WANDERN a diploma thesis Naturismus in Wien and a dissertation Natürlich, nackt, gesund, or the Loblied of German health insurance BARMER Ein Hoch auf die Nacktheit. Also, you may read or download Psychosoziologie der Nacktheit by Volkmar J. Ellmauthaler and a list of available documents Verzeichnis von Arbeiten zum Thema Naturismus etc.
F · For a new world: festiNATUR' – 2nd naturist festival in Baugé-en-Anjou on 2-3 July [22 May 2022]
For the second time, Baugé-en-Anjou, Maine et Loire, is hosting the naturist festival under the Esdperanto motto ‘por nova mondo" [en: for a new world)] “Ecologists, naturists, and esperantists decide to create a festival together, ‘so that nature and our HumaNUty live on’, without shame or taboos. Objective: to act for the advent of an eco-responsible society, of respect for the living, of social progress, of freedom and emancipation.”, states the website festinatur.fr, also supported by helloasso.com.
The nature and environmental awareness already contained in naturism is expanded by the organisers to include socio-political goals such as social justice and emancipation, the promotion of universal language Esperanto, and the goal of peace in the world. A wide arc, which should be closed by a varied program at the festival, following the motto: “A FESTIVAL FOR BIODIVERSITY, FOR NATURE AND MY TRUE NATURE TO LIVE Free and emancipated, LIVE THIS FESTIVAL AS NUDE AS YOU DARE!!’”
“This festival is public and aims to bring together – in a festive and playful, cultural and sporting setting – natural and legal persons whose ambition is to mobilise for a new world (‘por nova mondo’ in Esperanto) that is truly respectful of the planet and all of its inhabitants, in a completely transformed relationship with living beings; for the advent of a new HumaNUty, of which future generations can be proud.”
“The FestiNATUR' association recognises itself in the youth and popular education movements and aims to bring together, around social ecology, naturist movements and Esperantists, those who have become aware of the climate emergency and the 6th mass extinction of living organisms, and who have decided to take action to safeguard biodiversity, so that nature and our nature may live on.”
“Our nudity becoming the symbol and expression of a new paradigm, for this new world. It symbolises our values: FREEDOM, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY, and LAITY; the humanism of the Enlightenment; respect for oneself, others and the environment; sharing and solidarity, simplicity and moderation in all things; emancipation, feminism; pacifism, and non-violence.”
“Festival-goers will therefore be invited to experience simple nudity throughout the event and to communicate in Esperanto, the festival's 2nd official language, along with French.”
“The sports events will be practised in ‘gym clothes’, i.e. in the nude, in order to value our new HumaNUty, harmony with nature, and our true nature.”
“ALSO ON PROGRAMME: an associative village, concerts, street arts, workshops, exhibitions, conferences, Esperanto, yoga and shiatsu, a pedestrian race for FREEDOMS, a mixed volleyball tournament for EQUALITY, a petanque competition for FRATERNITY, a games area FOR LITTLE AND LARGE CHILDREN, and lots of nice surprises.”
– Translated cits. from helloasso.com
“ Baugé-en-Anjou is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.” (en.wikipedia.org), 2022
A trip to the Loire is always worthwhile, and this festival highlight makes it even more worthwhile. The festival has to finance itself through visitor contributions. Tickets:
BILLETTERIE - ACCÈS au festival NATURist' por nova mondo.
Page of the festival's facebook group (in French)
F · Academy of Fine Arts opposes censorship of artworks on so-called social networks like Facebook and Instagram [21 February 2022]
The French Academy of Fine Arts has warned against the culture-destroying practice of censoring art through so-called social networks. An article LA CENSURE INQUIÈTE LES ARTISTES – Censure des œuvre d'art sur les réseaux sociaux explains on this topic:
D · The myth of ‘Nackter Jörg’ [30 January 2022]
Source: FAZ+ article “FRANKFURTER ORIGINAL: Der Mythos vom Nackten Jörg” (faz.net), author MATTHIAS TRAUTSCH, photo: Deep Link to German daily newspaper FAZ (no copy)