Open Call: a reading circle on body and place

What might the notion of place and our bodies as co-constitutive allow us to think – beyond the seemingly fixed markers, bounds and contracts of our environments? How might we then perform a re-writing of place, as a subversive and embodied act?

As part of their research residency with Rhubaba, Civic Soup invite you to “Mutual Feelings – A Reading Circle on Body and Place”. This will take place over the course of three workshops over three different locations within Edinburgh, during w/c 1st May.

Following their previous reading circle [On Place and Decolonisation, 2020], for their residency with Rhubaba they are devising a broadened format of the circle. Involving written and performative practices of reflection and reimagining, this circle will be oriented around the theme of Body and Place.

Selected texts will be embedded within a framework of listening, writing and performative exercises. The texts and actions developed within the workshop will form the base material for an event this coming autumn, where participants will have the opportunity to develop and test their outputs in an informal performance setting.

Session 1
Everyday Entanglements
Tuesday 02.05.2023, 18:00-21:00
Fruitmarket, City Centre

Session 2
Material Cultures & Migrations
Wednesday 03.05.2023, 18:00-21:00
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Newhaven

Session 3
Another Place
Saturday 06.03.2023, 12:00-17:00
Outdoor location TBC, North Edinburgh

Travel costs to each location will be covered, along with a meal on the final day.

Further details on the structure and content of the sessions will be sent closer to the time and on confirmation of participation.

Register here