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Transdisciplinary Encounters for Sustainable Cities

The Body and the City: Exploring belonging, sovereignty, and community

17th July 2022, 12:30pm - 4pm

Commonground, Fargo village, Coventry

  • Would you like to collaborate with stakeholders from different academic disciplines and sectors of society?
  • Are you passionate about tackling societal challenges in a co-creative and equitable way?
  • Do you want to meet other researchers and community members interested in this approach?

Transdisciplinary Encounters for Sustainable Cities

Our GRP is interested in co-creating and cultivating spaces of transdisciplinarity in order to develop an equitable research agenda. We aim to catalyse micro and macro level interventions, enhance collaboration among local community members and Warwick researchers, addressing societal and environmental challenges together.

Our goal is to have a series of events that support the building of a community of practice, where we can learn from and co-create knowledge with all members of society.

About the Event - The Body and the City: Exploring belonging, sovereignty, and community

The first in our series of events is exploring Poetry as research method. Poetic inquiry helps people express dimensions of experience that are not easily registered using more traditional modes of research. In this way, it acts as a portal to accessing and creating knowledge that falls outside the grammar and linearity of the prosaic, the everyday, partly by permitting new configurations of space-time-matter. It is through this allegiance to pluralism, inconsistency, originality and impossibility that poetry first, frees us speak in our own voice, and second, underwrites the authority of this voice.

We will run a workshop with poet and educators, Lucy Aphramor (they/them) and Navkiran Mann (she/her), that asks how poetry can help us re-imagine how we meet the city. Within this we will explore cross-cutting themes of belonging, sovereignty and collectivity.

The workshop is open to all

This event is supported and delivered in collaboration with Warwick Global Research Priorities (GRPs) : Sustainable Cities ; Connecting Cultures ; Habilitability

Participation is free. Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.

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