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2 July 2023 - 9 July 2023
Calling all queer* people who want to explore and experiment with sensual connections with nature: join us for a week-long journey where we inquire our connection to the self, nature and others in community on the land at the Quinta Project.
what are the first images that come to mind?
Romantic silky sex on a spring meadow in the golden light of the sunset? A bareback on a rock with a stormy mountainous background? A woman getting fucked by a horse?
Well, this gathering is not about that.
First of, we are not into sexual intercourse with animals (consent, you know).
But also we want to go further than taking nature as a nice scenery to have sex in.
We want to explore the sexual energy of nature itself. And to be able to do that in connection with nature and ourselves, we take a step back from sexuality and start from ecoSENSuality.
Together we will explore how nature can inspire sensuality, how different energies emerge when we are connecting with nature, are grounded and how nature can evoke pleasure. We will challenge the nature/culture binary, explore queerness of, in and with nature. And how consent, sensuality and sexuality interplay with and in nature.
The programme during the week and the reflections are inspired by Barbara Carellas, Bettie Martin, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stevens, Catriona Sandilands and Bruce Erickson. We are excited to share these influences with you as a group and as individuals, in a journey that interweaves all beings through connection, energy, love and our queer spirits.
We want to want to create a diverse and inclusive space and encourage all FLINTA and BIPOC people to apply.
Please arrive on Sunday afternoon. If coming by bus from Lisbon, we can collect you from Marvão. We will have a tour of the land and the facilities at 16:00, followed by a dinner together.
Departure is after brunch the next Sunday.
The accommodation will be in shared double rooms, shared sleeping space or tents at Community House.
All food during the week will be shared (vegan)
Location: The Quinta Project, Marvão, Portugal
Price: All gatherings are free to attend. While participants will not be charged for food or accommodation it is expected that each will actively and intentionally contribute to the shape, content, environment and outcome of the week. We can not cover the cost of travel to/from the Quinta.
This is a living, experimental space where we work together to practice and model the kind of interactions we wish to see more of in the world. Before applying, please consider whether or not you are committed to participating in a way that honours and celebrates the multi-faceted mission of the Quinta and that you are willing to co-create the week with your fellow participants.
Please complete the registration form available here (from 1. November – 15. January)
All events are in English (unless stated otherwise).
All events are FREE.
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