Regenerative Practices Through Embodiment - Workshop for young researchers working on interdisciplinary notions of body and embodiment

Tuesday 5th July 2022
3 - 5pm

Martina Saric & Jeremy Hawkins (University of Glasgow) 

Marlene Zijlstra (University of the West of Scotland)

Assistant Professor Angeliki Sioli (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)

Dr Angeliki Sioli, is an Assistant Professor and Chair of Methods of Analysis and Imagination in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her research seeks connections between architecture and literature, focusing on aspects of embodied perception of place in the urban environment.

Jeremy Hawkins is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art. His thesis positions itself in areas of mutual influence between creative writing and spatial design, using practice research methods to study how situated writing practices produce knowledge.

Marlene Zijlstra is a PhD candidate in Creative Assemblages and Urban Spaces at the University of the West of Scotland. Marlene’s work explores different ways that spatial design can affect its audiences and the relationship between dereliction and ‘spatial performance’.

Martina Saric is a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. Her work draws influence from the 19th-century Victorian art and philosophy as it foregrounds re-defined notions of ‘porous body’ and ‘border of the senses,’ and offers a new conceptual framework in developing a comprehensive sensorial theory, focusing on the body as a constantly evolving site of creative knowledge.

This interdisciplinary and collaborative workshop is designated to explore regenerative and creative practices of research in and out of academic space, and its various links to the concept of embodiment.

The workshop is divided into three sections, highlighting creative approaches to the body, embodiment, and relationship of the body to (urban) space. Our joined focus is understanding the notion of the body through creative practices that have a regenerative outcome for the academic intellectual space as well as for the spaces we inhabit.

The workshop will address creative writing-based approaches to spatial design, holistic and regenerative practices that reclaim spaces to become long-term assets to the communal body, and lastly, it will explore specific ideas on embodiment and sensual and sensorial modes of knowledge.

The objective is to introduce the audience to alternative and creative methods of PhD work through creative writing, meaningful humanistic practices in spatial design, and exploring new conceptual frameworks. All three sections will emphasise embodiment in various academic practices and interpretations.

This session will be of particular interest to PGR/PhD students and early career researchers in Arts and Humanities. Students and researchers oriented toward collaborative and interdisciplinary research in English Literature, Creative Writing, Arts, Design and other creative practices. 

Event contact: Martina Saric, 

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First published: 7 June 2022