May 15, 2019
Katja Münker and Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez

As part of a workshop series, organized by the architecture research initiative and based on current research projects at the HafenCity University Hamburg, the workshop focuses on the concept and the experience of the body which critically ­perceives, actively constructs, and creatively designs space. It aims to discuss and experience somatic movement as a ­method of artistic research and to emphasize the domain in which this practice takes place, namely everyday life and, ­potentially, professional practice. Somatic practices – as a ­bodily­ reflection – are only possible in an interaction with the phenomena of lifeworld. Similar to Merleau-Ponty’s remark about phenomenology as ‘a quiet science of daily world’, somatic practice is a methodological study of the bodily basis of one’s own perception and simultaneously a study of perceived (everyday) world itself. Accordingly, the discursive reflection and the bodily reflection have a distinct sense and function, which will be discussed and experienced. The individual sessions include practical movement elements. Visitors and guests are invited to participate. 

Sensing – A Professional Competence
15th of May, 2019

LUKULULE – Musik und Tanz für Jugend e.V.
Alte Bahnmeisterei – 2nd floor
Stockmeyerstraße 43
20457 Hamburg

10:15  Introduction
10:30  Body Space Experience: Enactive & Sensuous 
   Approach to Orientation Based on Somatic Practices
   Katja Münker
12:00 Discussion
12:30 Break 

HafenCity Universität Hamburg 
Room 2.015
Überseeallee 16
20457 Hamburg

14:00  Dance and Architecture: A Rehearsal at the Common Lab
The origins of a pop-up somatic architecture
Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez
15:30  Discussion 
16:00  Break
16:30  Intermediate Results: Somatic Movement in Architecture
Wiktor Skrzypczak
17:30 Reflection and summary discussion 
19:00  End

A registration for the workshops is required, please send an email until the 26th of April 2019 to  
Please note that comfortable clothing is recommended. The event will be filmed.