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Apr 11, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
Apr 12, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
Apr 18, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
Apr 19, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
Apr 25, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
Apr 26, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
May 2, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
May 3, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
May 9, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
May 10, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
May 16, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
May 17, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
May 23, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
May 24, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
May 30, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
May 31, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
Jun 6, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
Jun 7, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
Jun 13, 2017 5:30–8:00pm
Jun 14, 2017 10:00am–12:30pm
Organized by: CILAS - Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Venue: CILAS - Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Address: 2nd. Floor, 10 Darab El-Labbana st., al-Khalifa. in front of Al-Refai mosque, Cairo, Egypt
Admission: Course cost: 1500 LE
Website: http://www.ci-las.org/falling.html

The act of falling is simple. Falling is what happens when you are off balance; it makes your body drop and loose control and often provides amusement for spectators. Defined as a downward movement from a higher to a lower level, to hang down, to drop away, to show disappointment, to lose one’s balance and collapse, to be captured or to decrease, to ‘fall’ conjures a multitude of images and associations.

Falling is typically perceived as a negative phenomenon and associated with failing. However, learning happens through failing. The course will not only consider the physical act of falling but will examine how it is seen in society, how it connects to our social order, to standards, to football and comedy. We will look at the philosophical side of a dropping object and loosing control and see how amusement parks and popular culture make us enjoy a sudden change in altitude.

What to expect from the course:

The course will 

discuss various ideas, backgrounds
be very open for discussion
connecting the seemingly unconnected
include performance, photography, and experimental elements
host a group discussion by students and fellow on equal levels
employ practical and theoretical work

Why join:

to learn about the connection between art, design, and society
to learn about aesthetics
to develop a new research methodology
to develop a personal project as a student enrolled in the course
to together with experts of different backgrounds