How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
Although I have been using various social technologies for years now, I only learned of the Art of Hosting this year when a friend (Art Park) invited me to explore creating an AoH calling team for the Philippines. We first met in June of this year, in Makati, Philippines.
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
Hmm...I started experiencing the different processes used in the Art of Hosting back in 2006, which I immediately applied to my work in facilitating theater workshops for young people. There's still so much I feel that I can learn about it, specifically in terms of the processes that continue to evolve and exercises, although I'd like to believe that I have imbibed its core value. So I feel like I'm a starting and experienced practitioner at the same time. =)
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
I believe that it's empowerment. I resonated deeply with the idea, the processes and the practice of the Art of Hosting because of it's innate capacity in empowering people, which is a very important (if not the core) component of my work. At the same time, as a performer and artist, I am exploring and hopefully evolving processes that merge and emerge not just dialogue but also art and performance.
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