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Pleasure and Place: Creative Workshop with Lucy Dixon

12 July 2023
6:00 pm
8:00 pm

Come to an in-person workshop at ONCA Gallery to pay tribute to the places that make you feel good.

The aim of this free workshop is to explore where people feel good, beyond the places that money can buy. The discussion will build a deeper understanding of how people can be better connected to place, to strengthen connections between all beings and advocate for slower ways of living.

During the 2-hour session you’ll participate in a craft activity where you will create a poster to bring to life the thoughts, feelings and sensations of being in your favourite place.

We’ll provide a range of materials for you to build your tribute. The activity will be guided by a facilitator from the University of Brighton (see below), who will prompt you to think about your place from different perspectives.

Come with an idea of what your favourite place is. This can be anywhere, from the sunny spot you go to at a certain time of year, to a place you go to retreat and recharge. Note: it should be somewhere beyond typical places of consumption (i.e. not cafes, shops, restaurants etc.).

About the facilitator

Lucy Dixon is a sustainability consultant and experienced facilitator in exploring people’s thoughts, feelings and opinions. Her work on the Sustainable Design MA at the University of Brighton explores how pleasure, happiness and meaning can be experienced in ways other than through consumption. Examples of her work include challenging the commodification of happiness, and exploring the concept of frugal hedonism – how to achieve pleasure through uncommodified means. Through design, her hope is to find new ways of strengthening people’s connection to place, people and more-than-human beings, to support our communities and ecosystems to recover.


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