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Rethinking mobility through the Alexander Technique and other embodied practices

Title
Rethinking mobility through the Alexander Technique and other embodied practices
Speaker
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Date and Time
9th Oct 2015 11:00 15:00
Location
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester
URL
http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/events2/other_events/2015_2016/rethinking_mobility_through_the_alexander_technique_and_other_embodied_practices

 

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS, 11am– 3pm, 9th October 2015 

For further information, or to view the workshop programme, please see this Workshop Flyer 

How can we think creatively about changing mobilities? Mobility has become a wide and encompassing term covering migrations, everyday travels, physical movements, mobile technologies and much more. This workshop turns to embodied practices as an intriguing site for rethinking our understandings of everyday travel, transport and movements. 

The workshop stems from the Step Change Project, a £1.5M, 5-year EPSRC-funded project, focusing on travel, transport and mobility. Through a qualitative longitudinal study we are exploring how we can understand people’s everyday travel and mobility practices, and how these are changing over time. (For further details please see the project page and project website

As part of this project we have carried out a small sub-study to explore how learning the Alexander Technique may influence people’s experience of and attitude to mobility, travel and transport. The workshop will share early findings from the research, particularly in relation to ageing and embodiment. 

We are bringing together researchers working in this field, with Alexander Technique teachers/researchers, to create an opportunity for discussion and knowledge-sharing. We are looking for researchers engaged with work on mobility, ageing, holistic relationships between mind and body, and embodiment practices to attend our workshop. 

Places are free but limited, please register in advance for the event with Claire.Huyton@manchester.ac.uk by 29th September 2015.

Lunch will be provided. 

Travel bursaries may be available – please apply as soon as possible as we have limited funds. 

 

 

 

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