“Out beyond our wrongdoings and right doings there is a field…” (Rumi)
What if our most painful societal conflicts (like racism, caste & class divide, gender violence etc) are an unmet longing of humanity to step into another field?
A field where we can embrace the conflict as an ingredient for our collective well being. Messy yet meaningful!
In this online workshop we will unlock the embodied wisdom of our social body to explore the field beyond our pressing societal divides. Building further on the Social Arts session facilitated by Arawana Hayashi, Angela Baldini and Manish Srivastava (at Presencing Institute Global Forum 2020), we will reflect on the underlying dynamics and longings of various stakeholders stuck in the current migrant crisis in India.
Pls bring your full presence along with any conflict that pains you the most. We will use embodiment exercises that would require us to move around, meditate and sometimes draw. Therefore request you to find a space in your home/office accordingly. Keep a notebook or blank papers and pens handy.
- Application of Social Presencing Theatre in Conflict Transformation — Interview with Manish Srivastava from the Coming Down to Earth online summit on conflict transformation.
Manish Srivastava is core-faculty and co-director of Social Presencing Theatre at the Presencing Institute (based at MIT, USA). He works with UN, Governments, iNGOs and Businesses, in transforming societal divides thru contemplative social art around challenges like: human-trafficking, criminal justice, gender violence, youth, climate change etc.
Manish is a poet and blogger. He shares his insights from work on www.sacredwell.in. His recent book Trading Armour or a Flower provides a poetic pathway to integrate masculine and feminine within.
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Next workshop dates will be announced soon. Pls follow the blog for updates