Drumming with Dialogue

MUSICAL DIALOGUES: Listening and Speaking with Percussion DwD’s “Barefoot Edition” summer workshop hosted an interactive drumming and dialogue workshop  for exploring the primacy of musical rhythm as communication and mindfulness. With over 20 drums and a wide assortment of percussion, guest leader Terri Segal guided a group of 18 in learning the West African djembe […]

Play with Impact

Play with Impact May 2011 DwD was hosted by Zahra Ebrahim of the architecture and design think tank, archiTEXT. THE WORKSHOP “Play”….it’s the four-letter word that petrifies the establishment.  It’s messy, the process is different every time – as is the outcome – and yet, it remains the tool that best produces honest, creative, innovative, […]

Dialogue with Clowns

February 2011 DwD featured nonverbal participatory social presence, led by Heidi Madsen (Columbus, Ohio), Elsa Lam (Dzieci Theatre Troupe), and Patricia Kambitsch (Playthink). Some of the exercises required attentive listening beyond hearing. Dexter Ico captures Four Clowns at  Bus Stop, performed here by all participants. The “lead clown” is given a scenario, the others, without […]

Shut Up & Dialogue! (with Clowns)

DwD presents DwC: Dialogue with Clowns What do clowns know that you don’t ? The international clown troupe of Patricia Kambitsch, Heidi Madsen, and Elsa Lam presented the February edition of Design with Dialogue. Through nonverbal, visual, and interactive experiences drawing from theatre games, we explored the essence of dialogue beyond words. Eighteen people joined […]

Bodystorming with Dennis Schleicher

A special Design with Dialogue session was held with Dennis Schleicher, who joined us via Skype videoconference and guided a bodystorming master class. Attending were 5 graduate students from OCAD’s MDes Strategic Foresight and Innovation, 5 from Toronto’s CFC Media Lab program, and 5 Toronto designers. Dennis’ workshop provides an introduction and practice of Bodystorming […]