Carlos Alberto Ferreira da Silva Blind Flâneurs– the research laboratory of Cidade Cega (Blind City)
This text was written with the concern of how to understand methodological practices to proceed during an artistic/creative process with visually impaired performers. The creative process is described in its somatic influences, especially Authentic Movement and somatic-performative research. From this perspective, aesthetic principles of the somatic-performative urban event Cidade Cega are exposed in the context of its practical research laboratory. The main theme of the urban event is the potential of the other senses (touch, hearing, smell, and taste), beyond sight, as a means for the perception of the city of Salvador, in the state of Bahia, in Brazil, empowering the visually impaired as autonomous and able subjects who could guide others in a sensorial and collective exploration of the city.