Would I Swim Here? Workshop #2


Sunday, June 5, 2022

2:15 PM to 4:30 AM

Brighton beach photo

Sunday, June 5 2:30-4:30pm (gather at 2:15)

Brighton Beach (Lower Bay)

Meet at waters edge adjacent to Ocean Parkway and look for the orange umbrella

Subway to W 8th (or walk down the boardwalk from Stillwell)–see map below

RSVP: https://forms.gle/Sarj3yAjfrH47o31A 

Join us for our second workshop to create a swimability assessment incorporating speculative relational “signs” that emerge from an encounter at Brighton Beach and the knowledge and experiences we carry with us. 

We will begin with a facilitated attunement on the beach and listen to our own cellular body water histories in relation to the histories of this shoreland. In collaboration with more-than-human beings–plants and animals living on land and in the water–we will experience the diverse relationships of shoreline inhabitants and visitors and move away from a human-centric perspective of place.

A swimability assessment will emerge from the “emotional, expressive and functional data”, stories, and movements practiced in shallow water and on the shore during this communal gathering at the Lower Bay where it meets Brighton Beach.

*bring clothes that can get sandy and wet (and something to change into)

Some of us will swim following the encounter so bring your bathing suit and towel if you’d like to join. No swimming experience is needed for the workshop.