The Singing Project

Ears Listening to Feet: Nasima Selim und Ayumi Paul

Sufi Breathwork and Sounds of Islam

Ears Listening to Feet is a series of gatherings curated by Ayumi Paul as part of The Singing Project. By inviting guests from a variety of fields of knowledge, she opens a process of learning from each other that aims to discover new patterns and rhythms between seemingly unrelated areas of research. Each gathering concludes with a sequence of vocal exercises and singing together.

Detail of fabric with stitchings

Ayumi Paul, The Singing Project (detail), 2022

Photo: Luca Girardini

  • 2 hours
  • In English
  • Adults

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Nasima Selim, poet, writer, and anthropologist of healing practices, invites you to learn about Sufi breathwork and participate in the sounds of the sacred heart-centred respiration in the Islamic tradition.

Nasima Selim holds a doctoral degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Freie Universität Berlin. She is a former mental health physician with two master’s degrees, in medical anthropology and public health. Her research and teaching interests include healing across religion and medicine, global health and well-being, affective ecologies, migratory practices, ethnographic theories, methods, and writing. Nasima is a spokesperson of the working group public anthropology and a member of the working group medical anthropology at the German Anthropological Association. She is a lifetime member of the Public Health Association of Bangladesh and a member of the European Association of Social Anthropologists.  More about Nasima Selim

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