A birth space will be prepared by (prospective) parents in a series of guided workshops. In shaping this space, in addition to the practical necessities, we will address the existential dimension and meaning of a birth space.
From 3 – 17 June, in addition to home, the birth hotel, birth center and hospital, children can also be born in the Amsterdamse Bos. On a field surrounded by trees these or other (future) parents can welcome their baby.
Birth Project : Look Again creates space for a new look at birth. You can participate in workshops, lectures, film screenings, discussion groups, and new rituals that examine birth in a contemporary context.
You can contribute to crowdfunding for Birth Project : Look Again - creating the opportunity to give birth in the Amsterdamse Bos, and giving space for a new look at birth,
here or anywhere else in the world.
Another great way to support Birth Project : Look Again is by sharing this information with other potentially interested parties - please help us by spreading the word and inviting others to Look Again.
Look Again is a project of Claudia van Dijk (artist and midwife) and Arden Rzewnicki (artist and designer) who wish to create space and permission for a new look at birth. In this study, we do not focus primarily on thought, but on the ‘felt sense’, the physical sensation of meaningfulness. We will address the existential dimension and meaning of a birth space and create opportunities for examining birth in a contemporary context.
Love Space, a project of Jasper Griepink, is a temple for lovemaking where sexual freedom and empowerment is seen as a direct reflection of socio-political and interpersonal health. Interested visitors can camp on site, and participate in workshops and daily group discussions about sex, love, eroticism, and the world community, creating awareness and connecting the personal and private with the public and political.
Karel Winterink hosts this imaginative program, in which eight 'performers’ are invited to present their views on death, each in their own distinct way. For eight evenings, during the transition from light to dark, reflections on the death experience will be ritualized in a 'cathedral' surrounded by trees. Artists, designers, philosophers, teachers and psychologists guide the visitors on their personal quest to take hold of death.
Sharing some photos from our Children’s clay workshop ‘Buik-huis’/ ‘Belly-house’ If you missed it, we will host the workshop again on June 18 from 13:30 – 14:30, hope to see you there!
All those hands! It was an amazing workshop creating the big felt birthing ball, with mothers, children, a doula, a midwife, and felt artist Christina Pacciani. From the softest fibers our hands have formed such a strong and beautiful material. The big ball has found it’s new home in the Birth Space in the Amsterdamse Bos,Read more about Birth Project : Look Again[…]
You are happily invited to the Birth Cafe and Death Cafe on Sunday April 9th 15 – 17 h in Svaha Yoga Downtown Studio at Begijnensteeg 1 in Amsterdam. There is no life without death. Death does not happen without life. Our view on life is importantly defined by our relation to death. In thisRead more about Birth Project : Look Again[…]
When: 26 March, 13.30-16.00 Where: WG-plein 255 (Amsterdams Ondernemings Centrum, AOC, Instituut voor Interventiekunde) By: Siri Amrit, doula and pregnancy/post-natal yoga teacher Jennifer Walker, doula and Spinning Babies Approved Trainer For Who: For all women, pregant or interested During the workshop ‘Movement During Birth’ we investigate, for ourselves and each other, how movement could supportRead more about Birth Project : Look Again[…]
An inspiring workshop by Belgian group Vrouwenbron http://www.vrouwenbron.be/activiteiten/boetseer-je-eigen-baarmoeders-1
Birth Project : Look Again is taking form this summer in the Amsterdamse Bos as a part of Cure Park : Life/Love/Death This summer Life, Love, and Death will meet in the Amsterdamse Bos. During Cure Park : Life/Love/Death we invite you to join us for Birth Project : Look again from June 3 – 17.Read more about Birth Project : Look Again[…]