Part 1: Imagination, Creativity, Dialogue
Pari Center Online Series
July 9 – 10, 16 – 17, 23 – 24, 2022
9:00 PDT | 12:00 EDT | 17:00 BST | 18:00 CEST
6 Two-hour sessions, Saturdays and Sundays
All sessions are live and you will be sent the RECORDING.
In this second year of our Beyond Bohm series, we will emphasize three themes–one for each of three weekends in July.
The first weekend will explore imagination. How might we enter it? How might we inhabit it? On July 9 we will inquire into how David Bohm worked with imagination, while improvising upon and extending Bohm’s approach. On July 10 we will explore Tim Ingold’s radical anthropology and his new book, Imagining for Real, while touching upon some of the linkages with Bohm’s “participatory consciousness.” We are delighted that Prof. Ingold will join us for this session.
Our second weekend will take up questions of creativity and the artistic process. On July 16 and 17 we will engage with the work of four different artists, and the way this work complements and illuminates the work of David Bohm. Themes will include wholeness and fragmentation, the artistic movement from implicate to explicate, the nature of perception, and the relation of consciousness to the “art object.”
Our final weekend has the theme of dialogue. On July 23 our roundtable will open up the many questions and concerns regarding the shift from ‘in person” dialogue to on-line dialogue during the time of Covid-19. We will also take into consideration some of the more general questions about the human-digital-technological interface. Finally, on July 24 we will have our second annual Indigenous Dialogue, facilitated by Leroy Little Bear. This year’s theme is “Walk in Beauty,” and will consider various approaches to ecology, the environment, and the Anthropocene”–the time of the new human.
Program of Event
Saturday July 9
with Richard Burg, Beth Macy and Lee Nichol
Sunday July 10
Imagining for Real
with Tim Ingold, Melissa Nelson, Lee Nichol and Hester Reeve
Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17
Processes of Creation, Part One and Two
with Steven Breaux, Aja Bulla-Richards, Sky Hoorne and Hester Reeve
Saturday July 23
Dialogue in the Age of Zoom
with Julie Arts, Richard Burg, Anna Factor, Sally Jeffery, Beth Macy, Lee Nichol and David Schrum
Sunday July 24
Indigenous Dialogue: Walk in Beauty
with Leroy Little Bear, Jeannette Armstrong, Greg Cajete, Amethyst First Rider, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Melissa Nelson, John Briggs, Harvey Locke and Lee Nichol