Catharsis, Aristotle told us, is the productive emotion generated through the experience of great art. While sometimes extreme, the point is that catharsis allows us to repair or forge new connections––in short, catharsis allows us to heal. Guiding Catharsis’s immersive programme is exactly the same aim: creating self-revelation along with a new awareness of shared ties. Through catharsis, we have the potential to reimagine how we live, aligning human life with sustainable living, nature and creativity.
Alongside visual art and performances, Catharsis will host sustainable living workshops and a series of ‘Thermic’ talks, bringing together experts from a range of ﬁeld’s to discuss urgent topics concerned with the future of urban life. Visitors to the camp will also be able to experience food art, with interactive tasting and cooking workshops, as well as a series of healing, yoga and meditation rituals.
Growing and healing through shared experience, Catharsis is designed for participation: activity, rather than passivity.