Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Somatic practice in research – contribution to new toolkit

2019.03.25 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

The Fieldwork in the Body project by Marie Hallager Andersen and Mette Terp Høybye, has contributed to a new Somatics Toolkit launched by a collaborative group of researchers at Coventry University and University of Huddersfield, UK, to consider and practise the role of the body in research by stimulating an (embodied) dialogue between body and mind by offering a concrete way of translating research concepts and actions into physical, spatial awareness and vice versa.


Marie and Mette have contributed with a blog-post about their collaboration between somatic movement practice and anthropology (http://somaticstoolkit.coventry.ac.uk/working-with-head-and-blood/) as well as with three audio files on Blood Work for the Extended Practice catalogue, guiding an exploration of somatic awareness of specific aspects in research:  http://somaticstoolkit.coventry.ac.uk/category/extended-practice/

The three guided practices on Blood Work, explore the repetitive journey of the blood in the body while seeking to guide attention to pulse, flow and form in a research process.  


Mette Terp Høybye, Associate Professor
Dept. of Clinical Medicine and Interacting Minds Centre