Faculty workshop | Contemplative Practices for Formal Analysis and Critique

Building on the Mindfulness for Educators session, this experiential workshop explores slow-sensory awareness practices as a way to break down the practice of close looking. Developed out of the contemplative improvisational practices of choreographer Barbara Dilley, we will start with a grounding awareness practice followed by a discussion on the significance of slowing sense perception. We’ll introduce the five “Eye Practices,” one by one, and explore the ways they invite new experiences of seeing on their own and in conjunction.

Elizabeth Maynard is a doctor of art history, a licensed massage therapist, craniosacral worker, meditation facilitator and a 500-hour certified yoga teacher. In Rhode Island, she teaches social art history at RISD and Rhode Island College. Her art historical work on the representation of trauma and the body led her to pursue trainings in somatic education. Her current interests include discerning the rich possibilities in being attentive to how intellectual and creative pursuits intersect with somatic awareness, embodied social justice as art practice and thinking about how to create sustainable and fecund spaces for teaching and learning.

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Monday, October 18 at 12:00pm

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Workshop, SEI Event, SEI Workshop


Academic Affairs, SEI - Social Equity Inclusion Initiative

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