Convenors: Sandro Simon (University of Cologne), Valerie Haensch (University of Bayreuth), Ian M. Cook (Central European University Open Education)
Short abstract: Skilled practices, routinized action and work provide temporal orientations and produce familiar sensory experiences. In moments of uncertainty, however, such habitual engagements are challenged. Focusing on sight, sound and movement we ask what practices and rhythms (re-)form in relation to crisis.
During the first 50-minute session we will discuss all 8 presentations with the aid of an assigned discussant and collaborative online notetaking tools. During the second 50-minute session we will discuss the common and divergent themes, ideas and concepts that link the presentations.
If non-presenting members of the audience wish to see extended versions of the presentations (which will exist in some cases), then please email the conveyers in advance of the sessions.
“Maybe just one more order…”: The sensory work of gig economy couriers negotiating rhythm
Authors: Jack Warner (University of Kent), Dawn Lyon (University of Kent, UK)
Rhythms of taskship at sea
Author: Montse Pijoan (University of Barcelona)
Infrastructuring and sensing changing environments: Exploring engagements with the aesthetics of the unfamiliar in times of crisis
Author: Valerie Haensch (University of Bayreuth)
Conducting the City: A Short Essay Film on Housing Brokers and Urban Change in India
Author: Ian M. Cook (Central European University Open Education)
Gleaning for Rhythm: Routine and Rupture in Volatile Lifeworlds
Author: Sandro Simon (University of Cologne)
Workers Leaving the Cinema: Rhythms of work and cinematic-time in Old Delhi
Author: Rosemary Grennan (University College London)
Visualizing Vinyasa: Temporalities and Rhythms in Online Representations of Yogic Practice
Author: Schuyler Marquez (Arizona State University)
How to mourn: Rhythms of Passage in north-central Namibia, Oukwanyama
Author: Yannick van den Berg (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
Find the papers’ abstracts here.
A live discussion with the contributors will take place on Zoom 19-28 March. Please check the full schedule of live events and links to join here.