The listening Post / The ground under our feet – Workshop
We go out and listen, explore the forest on the hills outside the city, get a bit dirty and share stories from the edge of the forest. In times when the ground seems to be pulled out from under our feet, how and where can we find our footing? Get to know the ground on our doorstep better, decentralise our perspective a little and listen to all those who do not speak with a human voice – an exploration of marginal zones. It may be long, wet and cold. But we will return in the dark, windswept and full of stories from the edge of the forest.
Julian Böhme, actor (Antagon Theater AKTion, Freie Bühne Wendland, Stelzen- und Maskentheater Waldwesen) , cultural producer (protagon) and a member of the Winterwerft team since the beginning. As a wilderness educator, he takes people into the forest professionally.
bring along: weatherproof clothing, a seat, food and drink
Meeting point: protagon Kulturgelände
„The patterning of crows over a winter field is an oracular thought of the mud, sky, and bird; the elegant procession of the reindeer across a spring meadow is part of some epic train of imagination that has been running for tens of thousands of years. The swift dive of a killer whale is anew vision from an ancient sea. Thought is not just contained in language, not even for us humans. But it is all story. The animals are mythtellers in the way that they are.“ M. Shaw
Myth tellers, poets, indiginous teachers tell us, that the world is full of agenda and voices beyond our realm of perception. Trees, rivers, woods talk and they want to be listened to. How can we learn to listen again, fine-tune our senses? What´s the ground our society is build upon? And when that cracks open, what´s left to hold on? How can we navigate the shifting landcapes of our troubled times and how can putting our ear on nature give us guidance?
How can we deepen our senses and broaden our view, literally as well as metaphorically, to uncentre our human focused point of view? Who else is out there, on the edges of our cities, our vision, our realm of awareness, and what´s it got to tell us? What´s that thing, „wilderness“ and how and where can we find it in our lives, in our cities?
How can we ground ourselves in times where any kind of solidity is shaken and pulled awa from underneath our feet?How do we navigate times of uncertainty?
The workshops are open to everyone.
Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited!
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Participation is on a donation basis. We recommend 8-20€ per workshop hour. If you give more, you enable others to give less.