Space, Creativity & Organizing Workshop
Alternative epistemologies: exploring the world through the senses
An interactive workshop with Anastasia Kostner
Convened by Boukje Cnossen and Nicolas Bencherki
July 4, 2019 at 7pm
Summerhall, Edinburgh (UK)
Why this Workshop
What about using different senses to experience the world and make sense of it? How about letting go of Descartes’s way of looking at the world, ‘cogito ergo sum,’ and maybe even change it around: ‘I am therefore I think.’
We are a product of the circumstances around us and function as a part of it. In medicine, we more and more see that addressing the ‘pain’ solely and ‘fixing’ it, does not always solve the problem. The centeredness around the human falls into the background and we move towards a bigger picture. We start to see the connection between our physical existence and the world, the universe, as well as being able to understand smaller and smaller particles of our being. Einstein’s theory has finally been proven and we start to use other practices to know and to understand our lives.
This two-hour hands-on workshop allows us to explore the world through our senses. We use simple exercises to verify reality and have time to share about our experiences. It might not give many answers but allows questions to arise.