We’re super excited to host this workshop as a prelude to our Sustain’Alive event week!
Urban Somatics: A workshop to explore and embody the interactions between human and non-human bodies in the urban environment.
While considering themes of environmental hope and disaster (as they may relate to our particular identities) we will explore art-based practices that aim to critique, transgress and debunk our multilayered understanding of urban ecologies, and to propose and embody alternative urban futures through play and performativity.
This workshop will consist of in-studio exercises, sharing circles, a brief urban exploration, prototyping and play/performance. We will use our bodies, voices, and technologies to assist us in the process.
In the extent possible bring comfy clothes, a story about you/the environment, and a smartphone.
Christian Scott is fascinated by the ability of people to transform cities with playful actions. With a background in urban sociology they use poetry, music, and sometimes movement as mediums of exploration; they’re currently applying to become a PhD candidate at Concordia University. They grew up between Montreal and Guadalajara (MX), and currently inhabit the H2R 1C3 postal code.
We’ll tell you more about Sustain’Alive very soon (it’ll happen mid-March), but come join us for this amazing workshop first!
When: Tuesday, February 19th – 5pm to 8pm
Where: School of Community and Public Affairs basement, 2149 Mackay street
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1211110985720314/