please see the call for presentations for Body IQ Festival in Berlin 2019. We would be grateful if you could pass this on to relevant webgroups – or join us!
Best wishes Thomas & Kai
A Call for Presentations: BODY IQ 2019: On being human in a world begging for our passion, compassion and action.
Somatische Akademie Berlin 15.-17. 11. 2019
Organisers: Kai Erhardt (Somatische Akademie Berlin) & Thomas Kampe (Bath Spa University, UK)
Body IQ Festival 2019 aims to address questions of re-embodiment in a context of global ethical and ecological crisis. Over the last decades somatic practices have become a growing field of sensorial, experiential and emancipatory learning within a broad range of educational, therapeutic and artistic contexts. How can somatic practices contribute to a re-education of attention and human interaction with a sustainable living world? How do we mobilise, activate and organize a culture of somatic passion and care for a dignified future for all?
The 2019 festival has a focus on dissemination, networking, application and somatic-activisms beyond the field into a diverse range of cultural and social environments.
The three day festival runs between 15th and 17th of November 2019, and offers workshops, talks, panel-discussions and performances with international presenters.
Invited presenters include: Funmi Adewole (UK); Glenna Batson (US/IE); Jenny Coogan (DE); Elisa Cotroneo (US);Marion Evers (DE); Tiago Gambogi ( BRA/UK) ; Heike Kuhlmann (DE); Chris Lewis-Smith ( UK); Katja Münker (DE); Obrador de Moviments (ES); Mike Poltorak (UK); Sian Sullivan (UK); Lisa May Thomas (UK); Sarah Whatley (UK)
BODY IQ Festivals have been hosted by Somatische Akademie Berlin in dialogue with international partners since 2015 as a forum for critical engagement with and development of practices of embodiment in socio-political contexts. Find more information about past BODY IQ Festivals visit: http://www.bodyiq.berlin/
We are inviting artists, educators and scholars to contribute through workshops, academic presentations, performances and artefacts, lectures, or other alternative formats:
Topics might be concerned with:
Critical Somatics ; Somatic Activism & Applied Somatics
Somatic Performance Cultures; The Power of Touch
Moving Masculinities; Moving Gender; Critiquing the Euro-centric
Somatic Education for different Age-Groups ; Somatics and diverse abilities
Re-moving Trauma; Somatics in the Digital Age; Intercultural Somatic Networks
Somatics and Enactivism; Eco-Somatics & Eco-Crisis
Re-Embodiment and/as Re-Empowerment
Deadline for Applications Dec 1st 2018; feedback from organisers by December 10th 2018
To apply send a 200 word abstract/proposal and a 200 word biog. to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr.Thomas Kampe: Senior Lecturer for Movement (BA Acting)