Radical Kinship – Radical Togetherness
4 February 2020 | 6.30pm 8pm
Kensington, Senior Common Room
With Stefan Jovanović
As part of the MRes Architecture Radical Kinship series, join us for a talk with Stefan Jovanović. Through an exploration of systemic theory and audience participatory dance and theatre, this talk will investigate ideas about tomorrow's kinship and the needs of the inter-generational, the collective, the neurodiverse, the shamanic and the foolish. We must urgently interrogate how we think about metaphors of spatiality, temporality and built environments for coming together in order to reconstitute today's socio-political climate with new spatial and social contracts. How do we work with affect, empathy and resonance? We cannot address the fundamental crises of environmental collapse, intergenerational trauma and structural inequality from centuries of institutional discrimination, without also addressing the need to find new ways of being, moving, knowing through difference. In the middle ground between these sites, events and encounters are new forms of radical togetherness.
Stefan Jovanović is an architect, choreographer, therapist and the artistic director of dance-architecture company Studio Stefan Jovanović and therapy practice Kinship Constellations. While qualifying as an architect and establishing a career in the performing arts, he trained as a systemic family constellator and somatic therapist; integrating these therapeutic modalities into his choreographic practice. He creates spaces and performances about the kinships of tomorrow, ideas of radical togetherness and the healing of social and archetypal trauma.