My work and research are situated in art museums and center museum visitors' bodies. Art objects become an opportunity for connection, participation, and disruption of hierarchies, institutional imbalances and epistemological authority.
I propose Body Based Pedagogies (BBP) as a way to intentionally and mindfully activate visitors' bodies and works against the mutation of the sensational self.
Body Based Pedagogies go beyond a walk around the artwork, and/or a drama pose. BBP incorporate spatial and institutional affordances transforming a sensations and feelings to openings for meaningful connections with the self, others, ad the art.
We also run independent, interactive tours in awesome museums and exhibitions. These are for anyone who thinks art is boring and tours are so last year. Let's experience some art together!
In these workshops, docents and museum educators explore ways of learning through and with the body, within the galleries. In this way, they enrich the ways they engage their museum visitors.
During one-time workshops or through a series of workshops, toddlers play and learn with their bodies, by expanding the ways of learning.
after school club for toddlers
London, Chicago, NYC
What can teachers do with their students when visiting a museum gallery? Well, they can do storytelling through drama! In this workshop we share tips and all the steps to get there.
Art Institute Chicago
In these after School clubs students build a story with their own bodies. These workshops help students to understand their bodies and create new meanings within their own narrative.
after school club
How can teachers incorporate students' bodies in their every day practices? In these workshops we play with our bodies in order to amplify teachers' power as educators.