Artistic ways of gaining relational knowledge (English)
In this masterclass together with Janhavi Dhamankar (artist/performer/researcher) we explore how we can connect through artistic practices: enter new relationships and reflect on the relationships we’re in.
This is her third masterclass for the Volunteer Academy. Before we worked with the difference of empathy and sympathy-pity-compassion and connecting in times of social isolation.
Objective and content
Learning to understand each other, to connect through our differences, practice self-reflectivity and uncover our biases through practices of postcard writing and by participating in a tea-ceremony with Indian Chai.
On the master
Janhavi Dhamankar works in India within a community of people who had leprosy and found different ways to discuss the stigmatization they are confronted with and creates new connections within the wider community they are a part of. In her research Janhavi is working on ways to re-imagine society, and mainstream ways of thinking.
She is an Odissi (Indian classical dance) performer and teacher, trained under the rigorous Guru-shishya tradition for over 20 years. She completed her B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from Pune University and her MPhil from K. U. Leuven, Belgium. She now lives in Vienna and is pursuing her doctoral research in Empathy at Kunst Uni, Graz.
Anyone interested in the subject, in particular volunteers, trainees, experiential experts, caregivers, professionals, managers, officials and politicians.
2 hours (including a break)
Does not apply
Number of participants
The masterclass can accommodate up to a maximum of 20 participants.
Certificate of attendance