Body Mapping is a creative tool that combines self-reflection with artistic expression to develop a visual ‘map’ of one’s life story. In this workshop, a partner will trace an outline of your body onto a life-size canvas or paper. Guided by a meditation designed to honor your past, present, and future, you will use paint, photos, words, collage and other materials to represent visually the central embodied experiences of your life. This unique Body Mapping workshop utilizes an anthropological lens, encouraging individuals to locate the cultural landscape(s) that both positively and negatively shape our embodied selves, creating a space for active awareness and empowerment.
Cari Costanzo, PhD is an Anthropologist who earned her doctorate at Stanford in 2005. She is an Academic Advisor who co-teaches Reading the Body in Stanford’s Thinking Matters program. Cari’s research and writing focus on ritual, embodiment, and identity formation in contemporary society, looking closely at the cultural construction of race, class, gender and sexuality. She designs Ethnographic Body Mapping workshops that combine cultural awareness with artistic and contemplative practices to encourage the reframing and reclaiming of embodied experiences, enabling participants to both reflect upon and creatively share their life stories.
Registration opens here September 10, 2019 at 9:00am.
Free and open to everyone.
BeWell berry is awarded to University faculty and staff for registered participation.