Punti di Fuga / Fluchtpunkte - enacting empathy

Kampe, T (2021) 'Punti di Fuga / Fluchtpunkte - enacting empathy.' In: Kampe, G and Kampe, T, eds. Beyond forgetting - persecution/exile/memory: transdisciplinary perspectives on design, performance and education. Cuvillier Verlag, Goettingen, pp. 198-207. ISBN 9783736973107

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The chapter discusses resonances emerging from the extension of a somatic-informed creative practice into an arts-activist context concerned with social inclusion and cultural transformation. It reflects upon arts activist projects undertaken in collaboration with biologist/arts-activist Stefania Milazzo in Sicily and Dresden, Germany between 2008 and 2015. The author discusses how a Feldenkrais-informed socially engaged arts practice can serve as a vessel to construct a shared dignified experience between participants, where trust, imagination and empathy are challenged and schooled, through awared and playful interaction. What sort of cultural capital and social learning do we need in our contemporary world of increasing global crises? How do we construct global citizenship through spirited experiential learning situations? Can a shared embodied practice allow us to move beyond being cultural bystanders towards being creative and empathetic activists? Can we still imagine and design a better future world and develop compassionate ways of interaction with an-other?

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: somatic practices, arts activism, dance activism, social somatics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Bath School of Design
Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Research Centres and Groups: Arts for Social Change Research Group
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2020 11:18
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 15:19
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/13213
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