Colin Skelton: Empathy & the state of prevailing


“Empathy induces the state of prevailing in the other but in our own body”

A Theatre of Somatics – Exploring dimensions and practices of the body as a design tool.

With a focus on our bodies in action, we will begin to navigate the interlinking of emotions, movement and thinking; our way of being. By ‘dropping into’ the first-person perspective, we can notice and generate experiential knowledge and somatic intelligence. Together with this state, we will further explore the third-person perspective by applying a ‘theatre frame’, creating a mechanism for reflexive movement between action and observation. Could we locate design somewhere in-between these two orientations? Loose, comfortable clothing recommended for basic and gentle movement.