WE ARE MOVEMENT : BODY LITERACY SURVEY

This survey collects information about:
 
A. Your sense of yourself within your body (interoception)
B. Your observations (directly perceived and imagined) pertaining to your and others' bodies in public space
C. The relationship between the two (A & B)

The aim of the survey is to begin compiling a unique mapping of lived somatic experiences in San Francisco and beyond. Individual responses may be incorporated into Livable Body Livable City. By filling out this survey you give Katy Fox the right to use your responses.


SECTION 1 // YOU & ENVIRONMENT

* 1. In a typical day, about how many times do you think about your posture?

* 2. In a typical day, about how many times do you notice your internal physical sensations?

* 3. How many casual social interactions (unplanned, 5-20 min conversations/exchanges) do have during a typical weekday?

* 4. I am familiar with the following terms/concepts: (Check all that apply)

* 5. Would you like to be more or less aware of sensations inside of your body?

* 6. Do you think it’s possible to feel more inside of you than you do presently?

* 7. On average, describe your reaction to the sound-level of the city by using any number 1-10, where 0 doesn't affect me and 10 is debilitating loud.

0 the city's sound level is what it needs to be
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 8. If 'physically capable' is defined as the ability to direct one's energies into action in a way that feels effective & satisfying, how physically capable do you consider yourself TODAY?

Not capable Somewhat capable
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 9. If ever, what keeps you from feeling physically capable? (Check all that apply)

* 10. What is the most surprising thing you have ever learned about your body?

* 11. In regards to the experiences described below to the left, please check all that apply:

  I breath deeply My muscles relax I hold my breath I tense all over I increase my walking pace I hum, whistle or smile I notice sensation in my belly This situation does not apply to me
Walking around Mid-Market (Civic Center to Turk)
// Or a busy area of city you live in or visit
Riding MUNI // or public transportation
Walking on Ocean beach or an expansive space in your city
A loud siren goes by
Someone smiles at you on the street
SECTION 2 // BODY 'TRUISMS'

A truism is a claim that is so obvious or self-evident as to be hardly worth mentioning. The following statements about the body, perception and movement come from a variety of sources, opinions and backgrounds. Of course, you may have many more varied responses than offered below, feel free to share them at the end of this survey.

* 12. Please read each Body Trusim below & check all that apply

  I agree! I feel neutral I disagree!
EVERYTHING IN THE BODY IS CONNECTED TO EVERYTHING ELSE
BONES DEVELOP IN RELATION TO THE MOVEMENTS WE MAKE
EMOTIONS DEVELOP IN RELATION TO THE MOVEMENTS WE MAKE
THE ABILITY TO MOVE FREELY IS IMPORTANT TO SELF-VALUE
EXERCISE IS SOMETIMES VIOLENT
THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH PUBLIC PLACES TO REST COMFORTABLY
MY BODY FEELS GOOD AT THE END OF MY DAY

* 13. In general, how frequently do you think about the ideas described in any of the Body Truisms above?

SECTION 3 // DEMOGRAPHICS

* 14. What is your age?

* 15. What is your gender?

* 17. What is your yearly household income?

* 18. Please describe your race/ethnicity.

* 19. In what ZIP code do you live? (enter 5-digit ZIP code; for example, 00544 or 94305)

* 20. About how long have you lived in San Francisco/present city of residence?

* 21. Are you a veteran of war?

* 22. Please check ALL that apply in regards to your experience taking this survey:

* 23. Enter your email if you would like to hear updates about this project.  

* 24. Is there anything else you'd like to add?

THANK YOU!!

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