Emplacement ︎ the process or state of setting something in place or being set in place.
Emplacement (Geology) ︎the intrusion of igneous rocks into a particular position
Our trips begin with a proposal: a place, and a framework for how we might think about and experience that place. Each inquiry is pitched and organized by a leader or guide, and from there, all participants play an active role in shaping the trip. We collect “artifacts” from the group both before and after an excursion - readings, recordings, videos, questions and/or objects - that form a collective basket of knowledge we carry into the experience. On the trips, we push each other to explore embodied ways of learning, creating prompts for each other to experiment with connecting to different aspects of the place or journey through our bodies and senses. We allow time for rest and reflection together and alone and plenty of unstructured space to see what emerges.
Anyone who has an idea, feeling, question, or place they are interested in exploring in motion, with others, is enthusiastically invited to propose a trip. Emplacement Society is here to help facilitate planning, logistics, and spirited inquiry. We also lead periodic backpacking skill-sharing workshops and overnights to empower people to feel comfortable walking and sleeping outside.
WALKING OVER CAVES - MINERAL KING, CA
LINE OF SIGHT - SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
OROGENY - INYO NATIONAL FOREST
PORTAL - SESPE WILDERNESS