"[...] Culture is created in relationships, and relationships emerge between our bodies. By recognizing the complexity of our relationships, our bodies can deconstruct culture, too."
This radically equalizing research endevour is a contemplative, entrepreneurial engagement & study of the narratives that create identity, culture, and embodiment.
In hosting weekend workshops throughout Berlin this summer, researcher Erin Likins will be collecting qualitative data on the narrative constructions of cultural identity as a Berliner (read more on our Why Berlin section on the P:B homepage)
By exposing these cultural underpinnings, Project:Berlin aims to educate the rest of the West on the unique success of Berlin's reconciliation tactics, and the fruits of their collective commitment to promoting sustainability, gender equity, and peacekeeping in the last 20+ years.
Using the falling of the Berlin wall as focal point of shared experience, participants will contribute to building a collective expression of cultural identity. Through story, movement, and image, this collaborative production will illustrate the challenges, benefits, and beauty reaped when a Western culture is forced into self-reflection.
Culminating in both digital and performance art, P:B creates a container to transform the West's cultural inheritance of limited embodiment, and allows the opportunity to rewrite our shared narratives.
Together, we'll write them in ways that inspire learning, empower connection, and renew a sense of responsibility and agency in acting as perpetrators of western culture.