flip, flop, foul and reconciliation: which beautiful game? (part 1 & 2)

"Rook Campbell and Dorit Cypis are colleagues, a professor of sport diplomacy and an artist and mediator, two individuals with different disciplinary codes of reading the world of art and the world of sport. They first met in 2000 at the University of Southern California where Dorit was a professor of Visual Culture in the Art Department and Rook was an undergraduate senior. As Rook was redshirted from athletic competition, forced to sit the remaining competitive season out, she opted for Visual Culture as an elective … [Read more...]

The Sighted See the Surface Dorit Cypis | LM Projects

LM PROJECTS The Sighted See the Surface Dorit Cypis This work is dedicated to the late Michael Asher who serves as a catalyst for Dorit Cypis’ ongoing research project The Sighted See the Surface. Asher’s critique of institutions shaping what is made visible and not visible to the public has inspired Cypis to work with the Braille Institute in Los Angeles as a site for study and collaboration. Since June 2013, Cypis has been volunteering at the Braille Institute’s Telephone Reader Project, reading weekly the daily … [Read more...]

Dorit Cypis appointed 2014 Guggenheim Fellow

In its ninetieth annual competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 177 Fellowships (including one joint Fellowship) to a diverse group of 178 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants. Visit the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation's website for more information here. … [Read more...]

Dorit Cypis Joins AAMS Mediation Panel

  AAMS PARTY SELECT PROGRAM   Who does the Party Select Program serve? Anyone with an arts or entertainment related dispute who wishes to explore cost effective and efficient settlement options. The Party Select Panel provides members of the arts and entertainment sector with the opportunity to select an experienced mediator who specializes in arts and entertainment and is willing to offer three hours of mediation services at a reduced rate. By providing high-quality mediation services at exceptionally … [Read more...]

Performing Empathy:
What the Arts Can Offer Conflict Resolution

By Dorit Cypis, Susan Oetgen, and Eva Vander Giessen Differences between people can be incomprehensible, fueling mistrust that can deter us from engagement. Recognizing and negotiating personal and cultural differences is dependent on developing empathy for oneself and between people. Empathy is more than feeling for another; empathy requires us to reach deep within ourselves and recognize our own inner responses so we can then better recognize another person’s response. Empathy that moves from within people and between … [Read more...]

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