Parsons

  • Profile:

    Kimberly Tate is a multidisciplinary embodied truth-seeker. Her artistry is restorative, relational, anti-racist, body-based and socially-engaged future-building by design. As a teacher, designer, dancer, performer, wellness practitioner and community activist, she is passionate about bringing body-based and contemplative practices into design research and creative processes to inspire outputs that are holistically uplifting, artful and just.

    She is currently invested in collective healing and movement building with communities of color, particularly diasporic Pilipinx, through restorative, body-based performative practices, with Walang Hiya NYC and Andrew Suseno of Parcon Resilience).  

    At the intersection of movement and space, her project, DANCITECTURE, is a context-specific movement experiment that uses installation art and architecture as choreographic tools framing a guided somatic journey into the territory of the relational bodymind.

    Kimberly ‘Galaxxxy’ collaborates and performs regularly with the legendary Akim Funk Buddha as a member of the urban experimental dance Bonsai Lab. She has presented internationally and at BAM, Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Insitu Site-Specific Dance Festival, The Highline, House Dance International, Gibney, Judson Church, Unity Palace Theater and many others.

    She earned her Masters in Architecture from Parsons School of Design and serves as part-time assistant professor at Parsons School of Design and educator with the AIANY Center for Architecture.

    Architate.com // IG: @architate / @dancitecture

    Degrees Held:

    M. Arch Parsons School of Design, The New School

    BA Art, University of Missouri - Columbia 

    Recent Publications:

    "Parcon in the Park"written in collaboration with Andrew Suseno. Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly, Issue 24, SOMATICS, by the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, Summer 2018

    Research Interests:

    Embodied Design Practices for Social and Enviornmental Justice, Somatics, Urban Dance, Decolonization, Reslience, Cultural Practices, Architecture, Installation

    Current Courses:

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