Creative Connector (Online)
This workshop, hosted by Salima Punjani, is a multi-sensory exploration of masala chai making as an antidote to urgency.
Participants who register by Wednesday, November 22nd will receive a complimentary masala chai kit via mail. Folks will uncover each spice, slowly smelling, feeling, playing and tasting - experiencing Salima's mom's traditional recipe together in whatever way feels possible - whether it's triple boiled on the stove with your favourite milk or listening to the collective soundscape and smelling warm spices from bed.
This will be a chance to slow down, use your senses, and connect in a non-transactional way.
Please note, spots are very limited for these sessions. We ask that you only register if you know your schedule permits. If for any reason you can no longer attend after registering, email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can give the spot to someone on the waitlist.
Active Listener. ASL Interpretation. Closed Captions.
Image Description: A poster promoting Salima's workshop. The Creative Connector logo is in the top left corner. A billow, wispy steam-like graphic appears in the bottom right corner in a beige/tan colour. The text on the banner reads "CONNECTING OVER MASALA CHAI with Salima Punjami. Friday, December 1st at 2pm."
About Sensory Shift
Sensory Shift: Building Online Disability Community is the second phase of a digital program series hosted by and for members of the Creative Connector community!
To learn more about how to become a community member of the Creative Connector community, visit https://www.creativeconnector.art/2-connect-with-others-in-slack-and-online-meetups/
To learn more about how to become an allied member, visit https://www.creativeconnector.art/2-connect-with-others-in-slack-and-online-meetups/
About the Artist
Salima Punjani is a multi-sensory artist grounded in relational aesthetics. A common thread through all of her work is the creation of environments that allow for receptivity of connection. She is particularly interested in how multiple senses can be used to expand the possibilities for people to feel welcome in art spaces as well as to create artful experiences of empathy, intimacy, and connection. Her recent work explores themes such as isolation and resocialization processes related to COVID-19, rest as resistance to systemic injustice and how medical data can be subverted into finding human connection rather than pathologies.