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Nomad 2023 - Day One "Nomad" Programme

Please find below the Nomad 2023: A Living Land Day One "Nomad" Programme:

07:00 -- Departure from Bishkek

Location: UCA Central Administration Office, 125/1 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, 720001, Kyrgyz Republic

13:00 -- Arrival at UCA Naryn Campus

13:00 -- Arrival at UCA Naryn Campus

Location: UCA Campus Lobby

14:00 -- Lunch

Location: UCA Campus Dining Hall

15:30 -- Guided Walk/Mindfulness Practice "Living River, Living Mind"

Departure Location: UCA Campus Yellow Classroom

In the company of Siyagul Urbaeva, director of the Dobolu Museum, participants will hear about the history of the Naryn and its river as they walk to the Naryn River. Then, guided by Michael Garbutt, UCA visiting faculty, and co-author of Mindful Eye, Playful Eye, they will be invited to connect with the river, sky, earth, and each other through experimental, playful practices that engage mind, body, vision, and imagination.

17:00 -- AGRO Musical Fashion Performance

Location: UCA Campus Lobby

This exhibition, presents the collection “AGRO” of a renowned fashion designer, Gulmira Akmatova, inspired by Chingiz Aitmatov’s novel “White Ship,” exploring the delicate relationship between humanity and nature. Crafted with care, the collection showcases Kyrgyz Merino wool, hand-spun and hand-woven by local  women, adorned with animal and insect-themed headpieces. The event features live music by Nurlanbek Nyshanov and Gulbara Baygashkaeva, who perform Kyrgyz folklore, immersing the audience in the rich cultural sounds of Kyrgyzstan. This exhibition beautifully weaves together fashion, culture, and music, highlighting our deep connection to the natural world.

18:00 -- Dinner

Location: UCA Campus Dining Hall

19:30 -- Workshop "Film Poster Design: Ideas and Practice" by Alexey Lysogorov

Location: UCA Campus Yellow Classroom

21:45 -- Departure to Hotel

Departure Location: UCA Campus West Entrance