Melbourne City: A Sensory Adventure

Date: Sunday 18 October 2015
Time: 1:00 - 4:30pm
Location: meet at MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
Cost: $75.00 / $70.00 concession
To register: click here, spaces limited to 30  
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You may have had a sensory experience, perhaps by chance, that has been utterly compelling. A smell that has stirred strong emotions, a taste that has caused you to shiver, images that have mesmerized or sounds that have taken you out of the present. Vivid or blissful, these experiences are something you may want to understand more about.

Which of our senses do we take for granted? How might our everyday world be experienced differently? Can we develop an increased capacity to play with our sensory experiences in the future?

During this Sensory Adventure participants will be led through a series of special places in Melbourne’s CBD to facilitate deep focus on a particular sense. Drawing on insights from biology, philosophy, anthropology and sociology, this tour is designed to help cultivate a greater capacity to engage in the phenomena of everyday life and to more fully tune in to the experience of perception.

Our range of tours take groups on walking experiences, in galleries and on the street. Explore and observe interesting landscapes in an experience developed to challenge you to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and insights with other curious, open-minded individuals.

Dr Nadine Cameron is a wellbeing consultant, meditation teacher, academic, writer and occasional performer. She has a particular interest in the theoretical and practical intersections of wellbeing and the body, of emotional intelligence and community, and of art and conceptual transformation. She is the former Barr Fellow in Social Inclusion at The University of Melbourne and wrote the groundbreaking book Social Work and the Body (Palgrave Macmillan) that looks at the mutual usefulness of neuroscientific and social theories on the body for social scientists.