An Interdisciplinary workshop to see newly into a crisis
Katja Lehmann, Philip Franses and Azadeh Fatehrad
At this moment in time of political and ecological unravelling, where our attention oscillates between global alarm and individual upset, we invite you to explore new ways of thinking and being to take us through the current social, ecological and organisational crises we face.
There are always two ways of seeing the world, one is static about organising the details of a functioning order, the other is dynamic about participating in the articulation of a whole view. One way has been established historically through Newtonian science, while the other, through Leibniz and Goethe, has been side-lined from scientific consideration and remained unexplored within indigenous and religious traditions. Through this workshop we aim to focus on the imbalance at the origin of this latter view and revisit the unexplored way of participating in everyday life.
No Way Forward? is an interdisciplinary session that brings together artistic, philosophical and scientific methodologies through dreaming, drawing and discussing. We will experiment with ways to rewire our brains, trained as they are to think within seemingly ‘logical’ parameters, which are more often than not systems of thought which we have been conditioned to apply through growing up in particular cultural contexts – be they about race, economic truth or ‘scientific’ approaches to reasoning, to name but a few. Together, we will learn to form a more holistic picture – one that explores peacefully a larger variety of experiences and allows to develop solutions that embrace community, togetherness and unity in going forward.
The session is a participatory workshop presented and conducted by Katja Lehmann (environmental scientist), Philip Franses (holistic scientist) and Azadeh Fatehrad (environmental holistic artist). No Way Forward? is open to all levels from any disciplines. The event is supported by Visual & Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston University, London, and Global Synapses (www.globalsynapses.org).
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