Moving Kinship: Practicing Feminist Justice in a More-than-Human World

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Moving Kinship: Practicing Feminist Justice in a More-than-Human World

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Moving Kinship: Practicing Feminist Justice in a More-than-Human World

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Join Beatrice Allegranti in this webinar as she introduces her latest book, 'Moving Kinship: Practicing Feminist Justice in a More-than-Human World' (Routledge, 2024). Through a decade-long transdisciplinary project, Allegranti, a choreographer and psychotherapist, delves into the nuances of her practice, which encompasses a diverse array of collaborators, from those affected by early onset dementia to LGBTQ+ activists and professional dancers. She explores the intricate dynamics of oppression and privilege within everyday interactions, framing her approach as a ‘kin-aesthetic’ practice deeply rooted in feminism. Drawing from her personal narrative as a white Italian-Irish feminist, Allegranti intertwines her own kinship story with broader systems of oppression. The webinar offers insights into the book's exploration of feminist justice, new materialism, and intersectional body politics, providing a valuable resource for activists, therapists, artists, and scholars alike. Through written and film excerpts, experiential tasks, and interactive dialogue, Allegranti invites participants to engage with her work and consider its implications for ethical and politically just engagement with loss, trauma and dispossession.

Moving Kinship: Practicing Feminist Justice in a More-than-Human World

 

Date and Time: June 20 (Thursday), 2024

2:00PM-3:30PM London /9:00AM-10:30AM New York /9:00PM-10:30PM Beijing /11:00PM-12:30AM Sydney

Abstract:

Join Beatrice Allegranti in this webinar as she introduces her latest book, ‘Moving Kinship: Practicing Feminist Justice in a More-than-Human World’ (Routledge, 2024). Through a decade-long transdisciplinary project, Allegranti, a choreographer and psychotherapist, delves into the nuances of her practice, which encompasses a diverse array of collaborators, from those affected by early onset dementia to LGBTQ+ activists and professional dancers. She explores the intricate dynamics of oppression and privilege within everyday interactions, framing her approach as a ‘kin-aesthetic’ practice deeply rooted in feminism. Drawing from her personal narrative as a white Italian-Irish feminist, Allegranti intertwines her own kinship story with broader systems of oppression. The webinar offers insights into the book’s exploration of feminist justice, new materialism, and intersectional body politics, providing a valuable resource for activists, therapists, artists, and scholars alike. Through written and film excerpts, experiential tasks, and interactive dialogue, Allegranti invites participants to engage with her work and consider its implications for ethical and politically just engagement with loss, trauma and dispossession.

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In this webinar, Dr Beatrice Allegranti will introduce her new book: Moving Kinship: Practicing Feminist Justice in a More-than-Human World (Routledge, 2024). In this compelling text, choreographer and psychotherapist Beatrice Allegranti invites the reader into the transdisciplinary Moving Kinship project. Moving Kinship spans a decade of practice-led research with: people experiencing early onset dementia, Black feminist activists, psychotherapists, LGBTQ+ artists and activists, capoeiristas, and an international team of professional dancers and composers, musicians and scientists.

The webinar will touch on aspects of the book that details how Allegranti’s practice is a more-than-collaboration: it involves accounting for deeply embodied and embedded oppression and privilege in the micro-relating of everyday life. She discusses this reckoning as a ‘kin-aesthetic’ practice, and the message is foundationally feminist. The book opens possibilities for different registers of feminist justice and puts feminist new materialism, posthumanism and intersectional body politics to work in ways that affirm the paradox that every living thing moves everywhere, all the time, yet every movement is never neutral. As a white Italian-Irish feminist with a transgenerational legacy of the corrosive impact of fascism, she also weaves her own kinship story into dominating systems of patriarchy, colonialism and capitalism, intersecting in ways that are alive and well today.

With an introduction, short reading, film excerpts and an experiential task from Beatrice Allegranti, followed by responses from professionals in the Arts Therapies and beyond, the webinar will address how Moving Kinship offers a rich resource for feminist activists and scholars, trauma-informed therapists, somatic, movement and dance practitioners, artists, arts therapists, and those interested in ethical and politically just ways to materially engage with grief, loss, dispossession and trauma.


Speakers:

Dr Beatrice Allegranti, PhD, UKCP, ADMPUK, PFHEA, is founder and Artistic Director of the Moving Kinship© international hubs. Working at the intersections of artistic practice and psychotherapy for 25 years, her experience is as an integrative movement psychotherapist and somatic trauma therapist, clinical supervisor, award-winning choreographer, filmmaker, a capoeira practitioner and teacher, and feminist research scholar. Having led Masters and PhD programmes in dance movement psychotherapy, and educated a generation of dance artists, dance movement and verbal psychotherapists and psychologists, Beatrice continues her transdisciplinary practice internationally; she is currently based in London. Her forthcoming book: Moving Kinship: Practicing Feminist Justice in a More-than-Human World is recently published (Routledge, 2024).


Jonathan Silas, Associate Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at Middlesex University. Dr. Jon Silas  started working at Middlesex University in 2016. Before joining the department he held a senior lectureship at the University of Roehampton where he previously completed my PhD in 2011. His doctoral research investigated the role of a mirroring system in social cognition using EEG and he was supervised by Dr Joe Levy and Dr Amanda Holmes. Jon spent a year as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Dr. Richard Doty at The Smell and Taste Center. Jon’s research interests are in the field of cognitive neuroscience and with his collaborators, Dr Alex Jones and Dr Emma Ward, he co-leads the Jones, Silas & Ward Lab at Middlesex University. Jon’s interests are varied but usually involved in understanding the interaction between neural mechanisms and cognitive processes involved in perception, cognition and social interactions. He has experience in using a variety of neuro-scientific methods including; EEG, TMS, tDCS and fMRI and an interest in these methods in and among themselves. Jon also has a specific interest in the biological and cognitive mechanisms involved in olfactory processing. Through his collaboration with Beatrice Allegranti, Jon has branched into exploring human interaction from feminist perspectives – beginning to examine value laden perspectives and how they interact with knowledge generation.

Sanjini Kedia (she/her) is a queer affirmative, dance movement psychotherapist, a PhD candidate, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Roehampton, London. Sanjini works virtually as a dance/movement therapist with Dance for Mental Health (dMh) and Parivarthan Counselling Centre, India. Trans men and cis men’s mental health, along with allyship and advocacy in the arts therapies are Sanjini’s primary research interests. She follows an intersectional feminist approach to her research-practice and offers individual and group dance movement therapy to adults. Sanjini’s professional experience ranges from working with children, adults with PMLD, adults from the LGBTQIA+ communities, in-patient and out- patient hospital settings, and older adults in retirement housing. Sanjini has presented her research at various global conferences and is an ethics committee member of the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy U.K.

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