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We all learn with and through our bodies.

Reading a book.

Leaning closer to a painting, 

then stepping back.

Taking notes.

Making gestures while talking on the phone.

Walking  on a specific pace.

We all learn with and through our bodies.

My work and research are situated in art museums and center museum visitors' bodies. I propose a Body Based Pedagogy (BBP) in the galleries that works against the binary and the mutation of the sensational self. While I consciously use the word body, I perceive the self as a body-mind-spirit entity.

 

Body Based Pedagogy in the Galleries (BBPiG) can be a movement around the artwork, a sigh, a step forward, or crossed arms. It can be a facilitated meditation, a drama pose, simple gestures --body based educational practices that nurture meaning-making. But it can be more than that.

BBPiG builds on the tenets and practices of the theater of the oppressed and drama in education as a way to create multiple entry points for the visitors to have deep connections with themselves and the artwork. At the same time, BBPiG is challenging the institutional space, the power dynamics and museums' colonial past.

BBP blends the learning self with the architecture and its affordances, the exhibition and its meanings, the other participants and their stories.

If you are intrigued and want to learn more, please read my published paper.

Work & Life

Hello, I am an art museum educator, researcher and interdisciplinary instructor, currently living in Manhattan, New York.

Even though I now identify myself as an art museum educator, I have a strong background in science, and science education. My studies and experience in science and art education help me navigate the blurred boundaries of art and science, or sciart if you wish. 

Art and science are often considered two distinct terrains, especially in the educational system. But what happens when we build bridges between art and science and re-imagine the sciart landscape?

In 2016, as a platform for an exploration of this sciart landscape, I founded The Drama Science Lab. My goal was to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together and further explore this idea of sciart as a new way of knowing while at the same time somatic learning (Body Based Pedagogy)  becomes the core pedagogical approach.

Does any of this sound appeal to you? Contact me here.

Looking forward to sharing more with you and listen to *your* story.