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Dr Dawn Lyon
University of Kent at Medway
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This workshop is an opportunity for participants to experiment with doing rhythmanalysis. It is based on the conceptual and methodological understanding of rhythm proposed by Henri Lefebvre in his short book, Rhythmanalysis Space, Time and Everyday Life. Originally published in French in 1992, its impact has been more strongly felt since the English translation and publication in 2004. It adds a temporal dimension to Lefebvre’s long-standing analyses of space and has been taken up and developed across the social sciences (especially by geographers) in particular to study mobility, place, work and nature.
The workshop introduces participants to the key ideas of rhythmanalysis and how they have subsequently been applied and expanded. These include linear and cyclical rhythms, arrhythmia, eurhythmia, isorhythmia, polyrhythmia and the notion of dressage. The workshop then focusses on specific practices of rhythmanalysis as tools to promote spatially, temporally and sensually attuned practices of research:
Participants might also be interested in the Multisensory methods workshop on the day before (see above).
Trainer: The workshop will be led by Dawn Lyon, Reader in Sociology (SSPSSR, Kent) and author of What is Rhythmanalysis?(Bloomsbury Academic, 2018). It is aimed at social science researchers who are experienced in their own fields but who are new to doing rhythmanalysis.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
Free to Kent postgraduates, and PGRs in Kent doctoral training partnership institutions.*
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