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Current Events

The Heavy Note: An audio installation - 24 June-9 July 2017

Sensing Divinity: Incense, religion and the ancient sensorium conference - 23-24 June 2017


Past Events  

Nottingham Sensory Studies Network and The Centre for Critical Theory invite you to participate in a:

Sense-Walking Workshop

In an era of terminal purposefulness, the acts of loitering, taking one's time and aimless wandering are under threat. Equally, as public spacesbecome subject to intensive practices of ordering and rationalisation, everyday movements are rendered as political undertakings. This workshop will seek to explore walking as both a sensory and political practice, so please join us for an afternoon of wayfaring, ambling, psychogeography and sound walking as we aim to rewrite the text of the campus.

Speakers and Workshop Facilitators:

MORAG ROSE (Sheffield) is a member of the Loiterer's Resistance Movement, a Manchester based collective ofartists, activists and academics interested in public space and the hidden stories of the city. Her research is concerned with the potentialities of the feminist derive for a ludic urban landscape

JENNIFER RICH (Nottingham) is AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellow at the Science Museum, London, who researches the politics and poetics of walking with sound

When: Wednesday 15 June 2016, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Where: Council Room, A21, Trent Building

Urban vibrations: selfhood, sounds and the city

Examining the politics of urban sound artist Magda Stawarska-Beavan’s and historian Dr James Mansell will discuss issues of memory, anxiety and personal/public space. Sharing their respective approaches to researching, collecting and editing city sounds, they will discuss the complex spatial narratives revealed by urban soundscapes, and explore how art and historical methods can encourage different forms of ‘critical listening’. The event is free.

When: Tuesday 10 May 10 2016, 6:30-8:30pm

Where: The Space, Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

Full details and booking



A study day dedicated to Henri Lefebvre's Rythmanaly sis and its implications for developing sensory research methods.

10.00 am - 4.00 pm, Friday 17th January 2014 

Rhythm Work programme (pdf) 

Home Atmospheres: Sensing and Feeling at Home 

History of Home Subject Specialis Network, 6th annual conference 

28th March 2014, The Geffrye Museum of the Home

Call for papers (pdf) 

Nottingham Sensory Studies Network

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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