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Arousing Sense

Recipes for Workshopping Sensory Experience

Using the senses to open our minds to creativity and learning

Engaging with sensory experience provides a gateway to the contemplation and cultivation of creativity and ideas. Tomie Hahn's workshopping recipes encourage us to incorporate sensory-rich experiences into our research, creative processes, and understanding of people. The exercises recognize that playfulness allows for a loosening of self while increasing empathy and vulnerability. Their ability to spark sensory endeavors that reach into our deepest core offers potentially profound impacts on art making, research, ethnographic fieldwork, contemplation, philosophical or personal introspections, and many other activities. Designed to be flexible, these living recipes provide an avenue for performative adventures that invite us to improvise in ways suited to our own purposes or settings. Leaders and practitioners enjoy limitless arenas for using the senses for explorations that range from personally transformative to professionally productive to profoundly moving.

User-friendly and practical, Arousing Sense is a guide to how teaching through sensory experience can lead to positive, transformative impact in the classroom and everyday life.

"A wonderful collection of recipes for workshopping sensory experience, to be realized sometimes by individuals, often through group interaction. The recipes will be useful to leaders in any arts area; in teaching of writing, not just creative writing but also composition; in working with any group where an exploratory, collaborative, fun atmosphere is desirable; as well as in the specific ethnographic application that Hahn emphasizes."--Fred Everett Maus, coeditor of Oxford Handbook of Music and Queerness


Tomie Hahn is a professor emerita of performance ethnology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is the author of Sensational Knowledge: Embodying Culture through Japanese Dance.

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