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Investigating the experience of connection to nature

How can our lived experience contribute to renewing our relationship with ourselves, with others and with the world in a more caring and respectful way? How does our bodily experience contribute to a form of knowledge that brings us closer to what is alive in us and around us?

Our project aims at exploring and documenting the experience of connection/disconnection with nature (trees, fields, wind, rain, stones, animals, ...) and other people, based on micro-phenomenological interviews. We will accompany people to describe their experience of one or more moments in which they felt that the degree of their connection with nature varied (increase or decrease).

ExCoNat aims at contributing to the fields of eco-psychology - understanding how people manage to regain contact with their own experience and how the experience of the unity of "human beings" and "nature" emerge – and educational sciences – broadening our conceptions of knowledge and knowing and understanding how contemplative pedagogies allow (or not) the relation between inter- being and our inner being.

Participant.e.s au projet
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Ollagnier-Beldame, Magali CNRS researcher in cognitive science ICAR UMR 5191, ENS Lyon
Servais, Véronique Professor of Anthropology of Communication Université de Liège, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale et Culturelle
Varrasso, Pietro Director and theater teacher Conservatoire Royal de Liège, Ecole Supérieure d’Acteurs