Supporting embodied research across the disciplines

The Kent Embodied Research Collective (KERC) draws together researchers from across the disciplines with interests in embodied ways of knowing and learning. We believe that the visceral-intellectual nature of embodied research offers enhanced means to approach knowledge acquisition and generation, while simultaneously questioning the ingrained dichotomies of body/mind and theory/practice. Our approaches range across historical, anthropological, cultural, political, psychological, technological, artistic, and spatial/ecological areas of inquiry. By bringing these into dialogue with one another and with extant research in phenomenology, philosophy, cultural and cognitive studies, somatic and artistic approaches, critical theories of the body, and other areas, we aim to ask and answer new questions and to develop innovative research methods and pedagogies.

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