Date: May 11th
Time: 8 – 10 PM
With: Tim Ingold
Location: Van Eyck Academie, Academieplein 1, Maastricht
Language: English spoken
Tim Ingold’s wide-ranging studies encourage us to re-appreciate alternative knowledge or, put differently, things our bodies know but we do not always act upon, such as acquired skills, sudden reflexes and marked intuition. With a focus on alternative ways to find knowledge, Ingold offers imaginative workshop tutorials that include weaving baskets and flying kites with students. Tim Ingold’s writings cover themes as far apart as humans and animals, sensing, education, skill, perception, making, materials and becoming. His most recent book, The Life of Lines, is a wonderful example of his achievements and a poetic narrative that interlaces bodies, minds, landscapes, topographies and perceptions through a correspondence of lines.
Tim Ingold has taught at the University of Helsinki, the University of Manchester and the University of Aberdeen, where he currently holds a chair in social anthropology and directs the Knowing From the Inside group. His work emphasizes embodied skills of perception and action within social and environmental contexts of human development. This has led him to examine the use of lines in culture and the relationship between anthropology, architecture, art and design. His works include Lines: A Brief History (2007), The Perception of the Environment (reissued in 2011), Being Alive (2011), Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture (2013) and The Life of Lines (2015). In collaboration with the Van Eyck Academy.
What is Training the Senses?
Knowledge is not only acquired visually at schools through language and text books. Learning involves all of our senses: we learn by listening, tasting, smelling, touching – and even by using our intuition. Through Training the Senses participants explore and discover a new vocabulary for all their senses and a new way to transmit experience and acquire knowledge.Training the Senses is an ongoing series organised by Marres, that avoids any division between speaker/performance and the audience. Everyone is welcome to join.
Rob van Duyn
Arie van der Lugt