Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference
The Conference was organized by Adelino Cardoso (CHAM - NOVA FCSH), Ana Lúcia de Marsillac(Univ. Federal Santa Catarina, Brasil) , Bruno Barreiros (CHAM -NOVAFCSH), José Silva (IF-UP), Nuno Miguel Proença (CHAM-NOVAFCSH), Paulo Cardoso (Univ. Portucalense)
One of the curiosities of talking or writing about the body consists in the fact that both activities require the body, its spontaneous knowledge and its life. Whatever may be the representations, understandings and awareness we have of it or the way we manifest its immanent knowledge, the body permeates and configures, since always and without our full initiative, our expressions of the world, of others and of ourselves. For this reason, it is the inescapable locus where we are affected by what happens to us, starting with our own life and its dreams. By tying constantly aesthesis and pathos, the inner and outer perceptions guaranteed by the body situate us originally in a community of the living whose organizations, actions and realizations are an answer to the vulnerability, potentiality, need and desire that we express corporally. As such, and without us always noticing it, the acts of language appear as being intrinsically intertwined to corporeity and to its expressive presence. Moreover, affective life gives shape to our participation in the waken world and is, likewise, present in our dreams, crossing the frontiers that separate both and remaining alike despite the transformations of consciousness correlative to the passage from one to the other.