Sentient Performativities: thinking alongside the human*

SAVE THE DATE July 3-7 2022

This is the preliminary announcement of our 2022 symposium which investigates somatic practices and how they can foster embodied ecological awareness and communication between the human and other than human worlds. Traditionally somatic practices are most pertinent in dance and movement disciplines, rooted in the humanist perspective and primarily focusing on emancipating introception (the body as experienced from within). Current thinking suggests that such practices, while having the human self at the centre, can also highlight the reciprocal relationship between the self and the environment. Sentient Performativities: Thinking Alongside The Human will revisit our entanglement with the natural world from a felt perspective and bring together multiple fields of thought, practice and research that share embodied approaches to bridge the human, plant and animal divide. 

Convenors: Minou Tsambika Polleros, Dr Richard Povall

Full details (as they become available)

*This title is inspired by the book: Sentient Performativities of Embodiment: Thinking alongside the Human edited by Lynette Hunter, Elisabeth Krimmer, Peter Lichtenfels, Lexington Books 2016