What are the main components of a museum’s space and how are they related to the human body?

How does the body participate in learning?

What are the key principles and socio-political dimensions of body based pedagogy?


On Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26, the B&E Goulandris Foundation will host a body based pedagogy workshop for adults by museum educator and researcher Filippa Christofalou, based on the Foundation’s premises and selected works of its Collection.

What are the main components of a museum’s space and how are they related to the human body?

How does the body participate in learning?

What are the key principles and socio-political dimensions of body based pedagogy?

Participants will study the Museum as public space and learning place, they will explore the role of museum bodies and will practice body based pedagogies as a key aspect of a participatory museum. Collectively and individually, they will consider and study art encounters: encounters with the art, the Museum space and the self.

The objective and implementation of the workshop is based on Filippa Christofalou’s body based pedagogy method. Participants will learn the method’s theory, along with examples, as well as contemporary trends and its applications in cultural institutions in the US and other countries. Educational material will be provided, while embodied storytelling techniques will be used to register the experience.

The workshop is addressed to all those involved in the active participation of visitors in a museum space, in cultural organisations and venues hosting informal types of education (indicatively: educators, museologists, artists, curators and others). No previous dance or theatre experience is required.


The workshop will take place in Greek.

Concept-Implementation: Filippa Christofalou

Days and times:
Part A’: Saturday June 25, 10.00-13.00
Part B’: Sunday June 26, 10.00-11.30 and 12.00-15.00

Cost of participation: 60€

Advance booking is necessary at goulandris.gr




Filippa Christofalou

Filippa Christofalou is a PhD candidate in museum education at Columbia University in New York, where she also works as a museologist and a museum educator. Based on her interdisciplinary studies and her rich experience in education, Filippa has developed a series of body based pedagogies to enable museum visitors’ “complete engagement” with art, the museum space and themselves.

Filippa is the founder of Drama Science Lab, an organisation that blends art, science and drama to provide cultural experiences for audiences. In collaboration with the Illinois Science Council and other cultural institutions Filippa launched the first and only SciArt Festival in the US in 2018.

EVENT LOCATION
Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, Athens
13 Eratosthenous str., Athens 116 35, Greece. Τ. +30 210 72 52 895, F. +30 210 72 35 467, E. visit@goulandris.gr
DATE & TIME
Saturday 25/06 & Sunday 26/06