Session:Exploring sustainability in a playful way with improv
|Description||Get to know a workshop design that uses improvisational theater methods to explore the topic of sustainability, called 'Sustainable Improv'. The idea is to deal with serious topics like the climate crisis in a playful way and share knowledge and ideas for change in the process.|
|Keyword(s)||social, political, art|
|Tags||Improv, Improvisation, Sustainability, climate, Theater|
|Language||en - English |
en - English
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|Starts at||2019/12/28 13:00|
|Ends at||2019/12/28 14:30|
|Location||Room:Seminar room 14-15|
Get to know a workshop design that uses improvisational theater methods to explore the topic of sustainability, called 'Sustainable Improv'. The idea is to deal with serious topics like the climate crisis in a playful way and share knowledge and ideas for change in the process. Maybe this contains some ideas that might inspire you.
How the session will work: We will play and reflect on several improv exercises and games that link to sustainability.
- Improv theater is basically theater without a script, with characters and stories created in teamwork between the actors. - You do not need to know anything about improv to attend, and we will try to make everyone feel safe and welcome. - Everyone can do this, you do not need to be particularly brave, spontaneous or creative :-)
Here is a summary of what we did: ○ Intro, reasoning behind workshop design ○ Shake hands and discuss (pairs) § Why did I come here? § What does the term 'sustainability' mean to me? ○ Rant about something regarding sustainability (in pairs) § Person A rants on an issue on micro or macro level § Person B listens, silently § Person B then describes patterns she heard in what A said and names potential solutions § Switch roles and repeat ○ "Superheroes I have a problem" (in groups of 4) § A) Multiple solutions, the person who gave the problem votes for the best solution § B) Scene painting, co-create solutions § C) Scene painting, additionally with "new choice" keyword ○ Exchange facts § In pairs: People share interesting facts regarding sustainability with each other § Then groups of 4: select the most interesting of the 4 facts § Then meet another group of 4 (--> 8 people), pick the most interesting fact of the two; then design a short art performance in 5 min § Demonstrate the performance to the other groups and then explain briefly, 1 or 2 questions, then move on to next group ○ Debrief: reflection on and conclusions from workshop (in pairs) ○ Bonus (we skipped this part): § Scene painting, with sustainability related images ("I am a tree etc.") (in groups of 6) § Play an institution context (e.g. a cafe) in 3 variants (in groups of 6) □ A) horrible □ B) ok □ C) awesome