MAKING A LOVE TOKEN:
On romantic gesture and its restricted objects
online writing workshop with Romy Day Winkel
sunday february 14th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET
In this workshop, Romy Day Winkel invites you to join her in making a love token. Through a short reading of the history of this gesture, participants will be asked to enter a guided room-walk in search of a romantic object in their everyday surroundings. They will then work with their found material, think and talk about ways to imitate their meaning, and finally incorporate them in the making and writing of a love token.
the workshop will be held via zoom on sunday, february 14th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm CET (berlin). registration via email@example.com until sunday, 14th february. here are some things you may want to prepare before the workshop:
any amount of space you have available to you
journal / writing tools
Romy Day Winkel (1994) is a writer, researcher and musician based in Amsterdam. Her research on radicalising romance is expanding via the Critical Studies program at Sandberg Institute, as well as her digital archive (IG @romance_utopia) and radio series.
MORNING EXORCISE: dancing ecologies 🌱🐌🦋
online movement workshop with jas lin
sunday february 14th, 10:30 am – 12:30 PST / 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm CET
MORNING as in awakening– to our senses, our surroundings, our agency
EXORCISE as in ritual– for purging the body of habitual, socialized choreographies
grounded in the principles and elements of emergent strategy, “dancing ecologies” is a collective journey through breath, guided meditation, biomimicry movement experiments, and group reflections. according to adrienne maree brown, “emergent strategy is how we intentionally change in ways that grow our capacity to embody the just and liberated worlds we long for.” what are the competencies and capacities we need to expand in a time of repeating crises? what new speeds of moving do we need to cultivate attention, depth, and trust? what can we learn from the biologically indeterminate shape of fungal networks? how can we inhabit body in a way that honors our interdependence, that re-members what joanna macy calls the “ecological self which recognizes that the world is its body”?
this movement workshop is open to all who are in the practice of shaping change towards life & liberation for all becomings. MORNING EXORCISE seeks to inspire the wholeness of all bodies, recognizing the body both as a technology of freedom and site for transformative potential.
the workshop will be held via zoom on sunday, february 14th, 10:30 am – 12:30 PST (los angeles) or 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm CET (berlin). registration via firstname.lastname@example.org until sunday, 14th february. here are some things you may want to prepare before the workshop:
a space that feels alive to move in (eg. outdoors, near your houseplants, room with sacred items) any amount of space you have available to you works!
journal / writing tools
come as you are– any state of being is welcome! this workshop is whatever feels right in your body in the present moment. in other words, do what serves you, and trust your body over any instruction! (feel free to turn your video on/off, meditate in stillness, etc.)