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date: 21 March 2019

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The discussion explores ways we can enrich the possibilities of our thinking through merged relations between improvisation and ethics. In experiences of being-in-practice, we generate material ideas that are deliberately provisional, in what is a continuously in-between state of being. Nurturing our facility to prosper in such states of uncertainty can lead to the recognition of unforeseen, enriched forms of knowledge. Working together, improvisers draw on the fluid interchange between their bodily thinking and relational opportunities forged in being-with others. Appreciation of the varied trajectories that can emerge during codetermined practice is significant in terms of putting self-learning alongside the generation of ‘in-common’ knowledge. The crux of the discussion is that in the generation of such knowledge we come to realize more of our own potential, striving as we do to combine our sensual, intellectual, emotional, responsive selves. Ultimately we can frame these relations as an ethico-aesthetic practice of improvising.

Keywords: ethics, improvisation, aesthetics, cocreation, dialogue, affect

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