Slobodan Dan Paich
Slobodan Dan Paich is Director and Principal Researcher of Artship Foundation in San Francisco, USA and Visiting Professor, Anthropology-Cultural Studies Section, Victor Babeş University, Timisoara, Romania.
Slobodan Dan Paich has delivered numerous papers at international conferences as a keynote speaker and presenter. Those presentations are based his courses, lectures, and research since 1969, which address tangible and intangible heritage, comparative cultural studies, and the migration of techniques and ideas. The courses he initiated in 1969 at the college and university level broadened the scope of art history into the History of Art and Ideas. These courses included geographies larger than the European cultural sphere and an interdisciplinary, across-time curriculum was developed that included ancient and indigenous people as differently cultured, ingenious, and refined, rather than primitive.
Slobodan Dan Paich was born in Yugoslavia after the Second World War. He lived in England from 1967 to 1985. In London, S. D. Paich taught the History of Art and Ideas, Design, and Art Studio from 1969 to 1985. From 1985 to 1992, he taught at the University of California at Berkeley. He is one of the founders, and the Executive Director, of Artship Foundation since 1992. He served as a board member of the Society of Founders of the International Peace University in Berlin/Vienna from 1996 to 2002, and chaired the Committee on Arts and Culture. In 1983, after three years of research, he graduated from the Royal College of Art, London.