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“I’m the sort of person who” : Identity and Context
Fri 29 April 2016, 14:00 – 15:00 BST
14.00 - 15.00, Friday 29th April 2016
River Room - Level 2, King's College London
This session is part of the Creativeworks London Festival. A full list of CWL Festival sessions can be found here.
Have you ever noticed how different you feel when you wear a suit? Or how differently some people behave face to face compared to online? What do we mean when we say “I’m the sort of person who” and how much does talking and thinking in this way narrow down the possibilities of what we can do and who we can be? This fun, informal , practical workshop will playfully explore the moments when we surprise ourselves, the different personae we have and the cues that unconsciously guide our behaviour.
The session will focus on doing rather than discussing and will include dressing up, taking online conversations into the real world and explorations of the shifting roles that individuals can play within a group.
The session will be co-facilitated by Dan Barnard and Rachel Briscoe from fanSHEN. fanSHEN create interactive experiences, participatory events and theatre. In this session they will draw on their experiences creating Invisible Treasure, an interactive digital playspace exploring group interactions which ran for three weeks at Ovalhouse theatre in 2015. A study and evaluation of the project was supported by Creativeworks London.
The workshop forms part of fanSHEN’s Ministry of Remoldability, an ongoing project about how we think, hope and act for the future that uses lo-fi, playful methods to explore big ideas in participatory settings.