About Aesthletics

The Institute for Aesthletics promotes sport as an artistic practice.

Sport is already a form of culture, yet it is often separated from the rest of the arts because of its emphasis on competition. Aesthletics is the combination of the most engaging aspects of the arts and sport: an open minded, creative, experimental, and competitive physical culture. The Institute invents new sports, creates sport performances, and promotes and teaches sport as art.

The Institute grew out of the invention of the sport of Wiffle Hurling in 2005. Since then, it regularly organizes sporting events, participates in art events and festivals, collaborates with artists and art centers, and develops workshops and educational curricula. The Institute continues to expand the idea of sport as art, and looks forward to each new project as an opportunity to create, connect, and play.

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Education We teach workshops and design curricula on sport as creative practice.

We teach people how to design sports, games and performances, and to be creative with physical play. Aesthletics is a design oriented approach to physical education; it goes under the hood of sport culture to show how and why we enjoy sports, and how to channel the best and most interesting aspects of sports into new creative projects. We have organized a wide variety of events for almost any age group or situation, from one day workshops to semester long projects, from four year olds to teachers, and from lectures to competitive sporting events.


Educational Resources

Download:   The Institute for Aesthletics Guide to Inventing Sports


Media

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Contact Us

The Institute is always eager to participate in different events, and enjoys collaboration
. If you would like to work with us please contact:

Tom Russotti

Email: tom at aesthletics dot org

Skype: tomrussotti

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