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Mentor and Protégé

 
Timeアジア版のiPadアプリがアップグレードされてNewsstandに入ったんですね。そこで最初の広告にあったのが以下の写真。

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興味深いプログラムですね。MentorはTOEICではビジネス研修的な文脈出るのかもしれませんが、mentorもしくはmentoringがどんなものか今回のようなプログラムを見るとどんなものか分かりやすいですね。妹島 和世が世界的な建築家であることが伺えます。



Kazuyo Sejima and Yang Zhao
A year of mentoring
Overview (Chapter 1 of 3)
During the mentoring year, young Chinese architect Yang Zhao designed a Home-for-All, a communal gathering place that was part of a project created by his mentor Kazuyo Sejima and other leading Japanese architects in response to the devastation caused by the 2011 tsunami in Japan. At the beginning of the mentorship, Zhao said: “My objectives are to experience a challenging and creative collaboration process with Sejima-san, to learn from the design culture in Japan, and to make my contribution to the whole reconstruction project.”

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiativeについての説明は以下の通り、幅広い芸術分野でこのプログラムを実施しているのですね。個人的にはMargaret Atwoodのものに興味があります。



Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative
The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative is a philanthropic programme that was set up in 2002 to make a contribution to global culture. The programme seeks out gifted young artists from all over the world and brings them together with artistic masters for a year of creative collaboration in a one-to-one mentoring relationship.

In keeping with its tradition of supporting individual excellence, Rolex gives emerging artists time to learn, create and grow.

Over the past decade, Rolex has paired mentors and protégés in dance, film, literature, music, theatre, visual arts and – as of 2012 – architecture. In the decade since it was launched, the mentoring programme has evolved into an enriching dialogue between artists of different generations, cultures and disciplines, helping ensure that the world’s artistic heritage is passed on to the next generation.

(オックスフォード)
mentor noun
an experienced person who advises and helps someone with less experience over a period of time
She was a friend and mentor to many young actors.
compare mentee
mentoring noun [uncountable]
a mentoring program
The point of the mentoring program is to empower young fathers with parenting skills.

protégé noun
feminine protégée
(from French)
a young person who is helped in their career and personal development by a more experienced person
a protégé of the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin



Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman
A year of mentoring
Overview (Chapter 1 of 6)
A shared interest in history, technology and religion created an immediate rapport between mentor Margaret Atwood and her protégée Naomi Alderman. Their mentoring year proved intellectually exciting as their conversation, both in person and online, ranged from observations on the existential dread that zombies represent in the Western psyche to the validity of popular culture as an art form. Fully engaged in writing for the digital world, they even co-wrote a zombie novella for Canadian digital platform Wattpad.
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