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    Core Enaction Semester 4


    Summary timetable
    Time & DateTopicGuest(s)
    18:00 – 20:00 CET
    27th March 2024

    Session 1 – Participatory Sense-Making (primer)
    Dr Hanne De Jaegher, Dr Rebecca Todd, and fellow guest speakers
    18:00 – 20:00 CEST
    10th April 2024

    Session 2 – Thinking Divergently (neurodiversity)
    Dr Hanne De Jaegher, Jonny Drury, Dr Allison Leigh Holt, Dr Katta Spiel
    18:00 – 20:00 CEST
    17th April 2024

    Session 3 – Healing (psychology & psychiatry)
    Dr Sanneke de Haan, Dr Rika Preiser, Amy Cohen Varela, and fellow guest speakers
    18:00 – 20:00 CEST
    8th May 2024

    Session 4 – Moving & Improvising (dance, music, and somatics)
    Anne Collod, Luc Petton, Barbara Bogatin, Dr Scott Brewer, and fellow guest speakers
    18:00 – 20:00 CEST
    29th May 2024

    Session 5 – Curating (arts, the creative process, and curation)
    Dr. Shay Welch, Dr Karen Holdaway Grøn, and fellow guest speakers
    18:00 – 20:00 CEST
    5th June 2024

    Session 6 – Teaching, Learning, and Transmitting (pedagogy)
    Dr Erin Manning, Dr Joëlle Aden, and fellow guest speakers
    18:00 – 20:00 CEST
    12th June 2024

    Session 7 – Computing Differently (AI & Robotics and the future of cognitive science) 
    Dr Luc Steels, Dr Takashi Ikegami, and fellow guest speakers
    18:00 – 20:00 CEST
    26th June 2024

    Session 8 – Enactive Ethics: Difference Becoming Participation
    With all guest speakers, including a special guest for this final session

    Session 1 – Participatory Sense-Making (primer)

    Generative Questions

    What is participatory sense-making? How do you relate to this frame from a practical (practice-based) standpoint? Why might PSM be a particularly robust lens for examining certain practices in the world today? How do knowing, being, and doing show up as three facets of the same prism?

    Watch the recording here!

    Session 2 – Thinking Divergently (neurodiversity)

    Generative Questions

     What does it mean to think divergently? What are the implications of this in a world with neuronormative claims on our minds and bodies? How can we de-pathologize divergence from within the very professions that tend to pathologize it the most? What can we learn from the field of disability studies as an alternative to this pathologizing impulse?

    Watch the recording here!

    Session 3 – Healing (psychology & psychiatry)

    Generative Questions

    What is healing to you? What is the relationship between caring and healing? How do we enact healing in a participatory (or bottom-up) manner? How might we lower the barrier between self and other in encounters of healing? How can we begin to think about the preverbal, somatic forms of knowing that emerge in the therapeutic container? How can a listening epistemology aid us in opening up the space of healing?

    Session 4 – Moving & Improvising (dance, music, and somatics)

    Generative Questions

    What is improvising? How do we move through the world in a way that is generative and collaborative? What forms of knowing are operative in improvisation which may have yet to be systematised through language? What might we learn from improvisation practices to help us live more ethically?

    Session 5 – Curating (arts, the creative process, and curation)

    Generative Questions

    What is curation — both in the professional sense, within institutional settings, and in a meta-professional sense? How do we continually curate meaning together? What is the role of friction and difference in the process of creating together?

    Session 6 – Teaching, Learning, and Transmitting (pedagogy)

    Generative Questions

    What is transmission? What is transformation? How do we learn in a way that honours participatory sense-making? What is the role of language in this process? What is necessary to bridge the divide between so-called theory and practice? How do we move from the mind of an expert to the mind of a beginner, in a way that creates space for greater possibilities?

    Session 7 – Computing Differently (AI & Robotics and the future of cognitive science) 

    Generative Questions

    What is it to engage in a world with AI? What is innovation? How are our bodies and emotions implicated in this new world we are learning to inhabit? What does intersubjectivity look like in such a world?

    Session 8 – Enactive Ethics: Difference Becoming Participation

    Concluding discussion with speakers and participants, including a special guest




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