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Friday, February 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

You’re invited to join us for the inaugural Thinking Spaces presentation for the 2022 series via Zoom with guest speaker Catharine Cary!

This presentation, entitled “The Upside Down Protocol,” will see multi-modal improvisational practitioner Catharine Cary consider the question: “How can we turn on its head everything we think we know, and provoke play by having a mind and body subtle and supple enough to always see the ‘upside down’ of things?”

If you are interested in attending, please register online at

Through her talk, Catherine aims to “open the present,” activating a session of looking in at nonsensical ways to jump into the synaptic divide, fall off the liminal edge, dip our toes into that indescribable soup, smell the bigger body, eat into the space in between, or the void, or the now, or the moment: We will fit in and have a fit, cut to the chase, find intervals or the relative pitch—a breaking of habit. In a 90-minute zoooooom between word plays, drawing, mirroring, movement, and improvisation, you may be inspired to reconsider the prism through which you look at yourself and this world.

Catharine is co-founder of WHAT IIIF? festival that asks the absurd question, “Can improvisation be documented?” She animates a weekly improvisation practice via Zoom. She also contributes a monthly “Letter to my Original Geography” for IICSI’s ImprovNotes.

Trained as an economist and diplomat, her life has taken many turns, and it’s often better when she stands on her head. She writes a letter daily and she is a contributor to the German still paper annual magazine Improfil, Critical Correspondence, and the Journal of Embodied Research. Her current Upside Downing puts into practice each and every counsel to end the hegemony of heteronormativity in our society (#juststop). You can learn more about Catharine at

As always, Thinking Spaces is free and open to all.


Friday, February 25, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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