Category: Sustain’Alive

Urban Somatics: Building intimacy with(in) the city

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.
 
 
Facilitator bio:
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/

Sustain’Alive: Speaker call-out

Sustain’Alive

Dreaming, plotting, planning alternative futures

 

Sustain’Alive is an event week hosted by Sustainable Concordia that aims to unpack, engage with and dream alternatives to the complexities of sustainability.

This year’s Sustain’Alive (Jan. 28 – Feb 1st) is taking a closer look at how solidarity and justice relate to sustainability through public conversation, workshops, and a panel. More info to come in early 2019!

 

We are looking to host experts for public conversations on the following topics:

  • How to make holistic activist communities
    What does it take to keep our communities from burning out? How do we allow conflict and move on from it? What practices are needed to sustain our activism? What practices are needed to sustain our communities? Can we live the future we’re dreaming of with one another, now? 
  • Creative strategies to organize for culture change
    What are out of the box ways to shift power dynamics, to change our relationship to the environment? How can we be creative about approaching difference in opinion? What creative methods can we use to engage people in our activism?

For each conversation, 2 people will be selected to be experts on the topic at hand and will receive an honorarium of $150.

Experts will prepare so as to be able to share their knowledge and experience to help move the conversation forwards, based on the questions outlined above (to be edited if need be). The conversations will be facilitated by our staff members.

Apply

If you are someone with experience relevant to these topics, please fill out this quick form to apply:
https://goo.gl/k7Sw3e

Application deadline: January 10th, 2019

Conversations will take place in a wheelchair accessible location, and we are trying to secure ASL and live translation.