Wild Rose Tiny House

Tiny House Blog

Hello visitor!  I've been finished and living in my tiny house, Wild Rose, for almost two years, and yet I notice hits on this blog to my build posts almost daily.  Here is the list of those posts so you can find them easily. Tiny Nest tours of Wild Rose Tiny House:      I'm… Continue reading Tiny House Blog

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Animism in the Anthropocene

Post #9: Somatic Wanderings

When I started this project, I intended to go to various far flung, 'wild' places throughout the quarter and do long, dedicated somatic explorations.  Instead, it felt more appropriate to stay close to home.  As the lessons that came from this project started to sink in I found myself experiencing the world 'somatically' much of… Continue reading Post #9: Somatic Wanderings

Animism in the Anthropocene

Post #6: On Somatics

The Wikipedia definition of somatics is this: “Somatics is a field within bodywork and movement studies which emphasizes internal physical perception and experience. The term is used in movement therapy to signify approaches based on the soma, or "the body as perceived from within," including Alexander technique, the Feldenkrais Method, and Rolfing.”  I don’t know… Continue reading Post #6: On Somatics

Animism in the Anthropocene

Post #5: Somatic Exploration in Capitol Forest

For my second somatic exploration, I went alone to Capitol Forest to walk amongst the trees.  I usually hike with my dog, but knew that her excitement, noise and (failed) attempts at chasing birds and squirrels would be a distraction.  I chose what Google said was a 6 mile loop past Mima Falls, and set… Continue reading Post #5: Somatic Exploration in Capitol Forest

Animism in the Anthropocene

Post #3: Somatic Explorations, Point Defiance Zoo

When Allan and I decided to do this project, we wanted our inquiry into the subject of animism in the anthropocene to include knowledge gained by means beyond purely rational thought.  If animism is a way of being that comes first from embodied relationality with both the human and more-than-human world, it seemed a purely… Continue reading Post #3: Somatic Explorations, Point Defiance Zoo

Animism in the Anthropocene

Post #1: What is Animism, what is the Anthropocene, and What the Heck are we talking about?

As I've been trying to explain to people over the past weeks what exactly it is I'm going to be doing this quarter, I find myself opening my mouth to explain these terms and coming up blank, overwhelmed by questions and confusion, and instead of words I simply breathe out: air. Air that is actually… Continue reading Post #1: What is Animism, what is the Anthropocene, and What the Heck are we talking about?