Seminars and Lectures

Arts of Breath – series of lecture-performances organised by Life of Breath project (Durham, Nov 2017 – March 2018)

The Life of Breath Project is pleased to announce ‘Arts of Breath’, a series of lecture-performances exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction, singing, dance and visual art. All events will take place in Durham. For more information see individual event pages below, or contact Sarah McLusky. Wed 15 Nov 2017: Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

Exposure: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Breath, Air and Atmospheres (Conference Panel, Durham University, 5 July 2016)

Durham team members Rebecca Oxley and Andrew Russell will be convening a panel exploring the cultural, historical and phenomenological significance of breath, air, and atmospheres at the Association for Social Anthropology’s 2016 conference on Tuesday July 5th from 9am – 4pm. Presentations include: Making breath visible – Jane Macnaughton (Durham University) Breath and Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

Chemical Youth: understanding the chemical lives of young people through participatory action research methods (Public lecture, Durham University, 8 March, 2016)

What do chemical and pharmaceutical substances, legal and illicit, ‘do’ for youth? Drug use makes sense for young people in all sorts of ways as they go about their everyday lives and the Chemical Youth project aims at developing and strengthening bottom-up harm reduction strategies. Chemical Youth is a multi-site Read more…

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