Somatic Poetry Workshop

Array May


Conducted by: Katerina Lanier
Location: Lisbon’s Estufa Fria

For ages 16 and above
Capacity: 15 people
Duration: 60 minutes

Registration not required. Places are available on a first come, first served basis.

Tucked away in the heart of Lisbon, protected from the hustle and bustle of the city, we find the Lisbon Estufa Fria: three greenhouses that replicate specific biodiverse climates and act as a source of much inspiration.

How can poetry arise from a body wandering through a garden, as it touches a lichen on a tree trunk, watches stray cats and feels the humidity of fungi through its clothes? In a partnership between GERÚNDIO project and Jardins Abertos festival, Katarina Lanier (Bosnian-American ballerina, visual artist and independent researcher) proposes an experiment in somatic writing, where participants are invited to touch, feel, watch and poetically engage with the ecology around them, through the body and other materials.