Radical Empathy LabBerit Fischer
Radical Empathy Lab (REL) seeks to activate the affective interspace between relationalities of care. It is a nomadic socio-ecological and experimental lab that challenges the metrics-driven notion of the laboratory in that it activates a holistic knowledge production. REL invites you to an affective encounter that embraces relational –versus informational– learning, and that in-corpo-rates the sensing body through transdisciplinary holistic advances that are intertwined with the cognitive. Through practices inspired e.g., by Deep Listening, the lab playfully rehearses the reconnection to the sensual and experientia,l and seeks to activate a critical consciousness towards interconnectedness and what Brazilian theorist Suely Rolnik calls an “active micropolitics”. REL is a post-representational practice. It moves through time and place as a question, a slogan, an intervention, as actions, as an affective encounter and as a place that allows to explore how to activate a micropolitical and a holistic making and understanding of empathy as “affective translation” (Carolyn Pedwell).
All bodies are welcome. Please let us know if you have any special needs.
Please register by briefly indicating why you’d like to participate and in how far the workshop resonates with questions of care that you might be engaged with.
This workshop will be in the English language.
In good weather, the workshop will take place outdoors in the nearby greenery.
Please come in comfortable and weather suitable clothes and bring a mat or blanket to sit on and something to drink.
COVID-19: Caring for everyone’s wellbeing, we will provide and kindly ask you to do a Covid rapid test upon arrival; no matter if you are vaccinated or recovered. Thank you for caring!