Sept 09 2018 – Workshop

This experiential workshop will explore how various identities and technological advancements have influenced our perception of relationships of all forms (familial, romantic, platonic, etc). More specifically, we will consider the existence of various types of relationships through response art, the screening of two films – “Roots Grow Together” and “Street Echoes” – and a question and answer session.

We will have panelists who are comfortable discussing relational and systems perspective work on multiple levels – such as working with couples, working with individuals navigating a variety of relationships (work, friends, romantic, familial, etc), working with families, etc. We are hoping to have a wide array of identities covered in the panel to provide the largest spectrum of experiences possible

Workshop

Roots Grow Together:
Relationships in today’s world

– 2018 –SUNSep 09
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Description:

This experiential workshop will explore how various identities and technological advancements have influenced our perception of relationships of all forms (familial, romantic, platonic, etc). More specifically, we will consider the existence of various types of relationships through response art, the screening of two films – “Roots Grow Together” and “Street Echoes” – and a question and answer session.

We will have panelists who are comfortable discussing relational and systems perspective work on multiple levels – such as working with couples, working with individuals navigating a variety of relationships (work, friends, romantic, familial, etc), working with families, etc. We are hoping to have a wide array of identities covered in the panel to provide the largest spectrum of experiences possible

Objectives:

Upon conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Consider response art as a method for investigating personal factors that relate to the development and maintenance of relationships.
  2. Consider the role of relationships in our lives and society.
  3. Understand the influence of the current administration and its policies and their effects on our lives.

Presenters:

Dr. Porter Green

Psychologist, PsyD, LCP

Hart Ginsburg, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Filmmaker and Founder of Digital Tapestries

Tatsu Aoki

Adjunct Professor at SAIC, currently teaching Asian Identify in Film.
Artist, Composer, Musician, and Filmmaker.

Moderator:

Justin Sato

American Sign Language Interpreter

Continuing Education:

This workshop will provide 2 CEU’s for social workers and counselors. These CEU’s will also count toward the cultural competence continuing education required for social workers.

Location:

Gene Siskel Film Center Theater 2 | 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Time:

Sunday, Sept. 9

11:00am–12:00pm: Breakfast Reception and Art Response Session
12:00pm–2:00pm: Screening, Discussion, and Response Art Presentation

Cost:

$35 per person including breakfast if you’re getting CEU’s, and register at: https://liveoakchicago.com/event/roots-grow-together-9-9/

This workshop is presented as a collaboration between Live Oak, Inc, Hart Ginsburg/Digital Tapestries and Asian Improv aRts Midwest.

Thank you for joining

Dear All,

Thank you for joining our first workshop dedicated to exploring the concept of a sacred space. Your participation made the event a sacred space for me and hopefully for you too, especially in these uncertain times. We also hope you enjoyed the delicious cookies and brownies from D’Amato’s Bakery as well as the bagels – for those short on carbohydrates – but we apologize for the shortage of bananas.

On a more serious note, the images you drew for the Art Response activity in response to “What is a sacred space for you?” were stunning and thought provoking, from flowers, water and anime to calligraphy. One person wrote their name as a sacred place, awakening us to the possibility of having sacredness within us wherever we might travel.

Following the screening of our new short films “Footsteps” and “Spaces,” we had the delightful opportunity to hear from a multidisciplinary group of panelists: Musician, Filmmaker and Educator Tatsu Aoki and Author Ethan Michaelli joined yours truly, Psychotherapist Hart Ginsburg, to reflect upon the meaning of sacred space and how we might create them in our daily life. Tatsu spoke of the challenges he faced after emigrating to the US from Japan in trying to find a point of connection with other musicians and artists. He overcame through his creativity, openness and resilience.

Hope to see you next time!




Hart Ginsburg | Digital Tapestries