Pía Figueroa

Pía Figueroa

Co-Director of Pressenza, life-long humanist, author of several monographs and books.

10.08.2020

Interview with Maria José Frias: the benefits of Chlorine Dioxide in the context of COVID-19

Interview with Maria José Frias: the benefits of Chlorine Dioxide in the context of COVID-19

Pressenza: Thank you very much María José for this interview, in which we want to start by asking you what is the IHWC? María José Frías: The International Humanist White Circle (IHWC) was originally called the International Humanist White Cross, devoted to public health and personal and social development. It… »

21.07.2020

Interview with Paulina Hunt: “Against the violence of inequality, mutual support and organizing”

Interview with Paulina Hunt: “Against the violence of inequality, mutual support and organizing”

We interviewed humanist actress Paulina Hunt, who in mid march, when the Coronavirus confinement started in Chile, joined a network of neighbors in the La Reina commune. The amount of solidary activities kicked off by this network stand out as proof of what self-organizing can do for people in order… »

15.07.2020

Amsterdam Tests New Post-Coronavirus Model

Amsterdam Tests New Post-Coronavirus Model

Empty Amsterdam during confinement by coronavirus (Image by Peter Noordendorf) As soon as the confinement imposed by the pandemic is over, in Amsterdam the model called “donut” or double circle has begun to be adopted, to try to repair the situation in which the economy has remained, but based on… »

11.07.2020

Interview With Gabriela Meléndez: “Everyday, You Should Do Something That Gives You Purpose”

Interview With Gabriela Meléndez: “Everyday, You Should Do Something That Gives You Purpose”

We interviewed Gabriela Meléndez, a humanist psychiatrist who has amazed us with her social commitment during these months of confinement in Chile. To start, we asked her to explain what she has been doing since coronavirus first left us secluded in our homes. Gabriela Meléndez: At the beginning I worked… »

07.05.2020

Interview with Professor Zhang, regarding the Chinese care of COVID-19

Interview with Professor Zhang, regarding the Chinese care of COVID-19

We had the chance to interview Professor Zhang, who is working in Infection Department at the Health System in the city of Chongqing, China, in order to consult him, as an expert and part of the team helping Hubei Province, about the most important measures that were implemented in China… »

24.04.2020

Review of “Transcendental Experience – Methodology for an Ascesis supported by a Chamber of Sensory Suppression”, a book by several authors

Review of “Transcendental Experience – Methodology for an Ascesis supported by a Chamber of Sensory Suppression”, a book by several authors

We publish a brief review of this new book from Editorial Virtual, which according to the data on its cover, is written by two Italians (Federico Palumbo and Fulvio Faro), a French (Michel Darracq), two Spaniards (Quim de Riba and Antonio Menendez), a Japanese (Natsuko Ohta) and five Chileans (Pía… »

14.04.2020

Our Time

Our Time

What is the epoch if not the whole of human intentions at work? The accumulation of history, all the traces of the constructed past, but also the aspirations of those who are alive, pushing the present in one direction or another. It is this fragile layer of consciousness that determines… »

01.04.2020

Silvia Swinden

Silvia Swinden

I met her when we were very young, an intelligent Argentinean woman who lived in Barcelona during the years of the dictatorship. She was a psychiatrist, specializing in very serious cases, and moved to London to practice medicine, where she worked until she retired. Now I have to say goodbye… »

24.12.2019

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

We are publishing here a letter sent by Pia Figueroa to a Pressenza colleague in the UK as it reflects the intersection between the political and existential experiences that the Chilean population has been going through since the beginning of the social unrest and rebellion against the government’s most unpopular… »

17.12.2019

[Chile] Breakfast with foreign press at Campamento Dignidad (Dignity Campsite)

[Chile] Breakfast with foreign press at Campamento Dignidad (Dignity Campsite)

Installed in a public space, right in the centre of Santiago, right between the two emblematic buildings of the Legislative and Judicial powers, is the Dignity Camp that challenges these same powers making visible the social demands of all the different movements and organizations that are coordinated in the Social… »

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