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Embodied Methodologies

As part of her ongoing interest in embodied knowledge production, Beatrice Allegranti curated this one day symposium as part of the Centre for Arts Therapies Research (CATR) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Roehampton in June 2014.


This international and interdisciplinary day was participative and engaging. A range of artists, therapists and scientists discussed and performed their work, and together we considered the implications and envisaged a future that takes forward the vital project for employing collaborative, embodied, artistic methodologies.


This symposium was attended by artists; arts therapists; psychotherapists, scientists and researchers, working within a range of settings (e.g. hospitals; schools; care homes; universities; arts centers, etc.) and who had an interest in embodied artistic methodologies as a way of developing their practice and understanding how the notion of ‘evidence’ can take many forms.

Watch a short film about the Embodied Research Methodologies  Symposium.

Invited Artists and Scholars:

Dr Tami Spry – By the roots an autoethnographic performance

Dr Jonathan Wyatt – Ash Wednesdays: An autoethnography of (not) counselling

Geoffery Unkovich – Relational Biographies: An embodied performance

Dr Simon Gilbertson – Beyond and between the borders: Therapy for the inseparable human

Dr Jill Halstead & Dr Beatrice Allegranti – Becoming Bodies Introduction to feminist methodological entanglement and film Screening of Becoming Bodies

Dr Beatrice Allegranti and Dr Jonathan Wyatt – Witnessing Loss WYATT – Witnessing Loss


Introduction and film screening of Your Story Calls Me

Marina Rova – Embodying Kinaesthetic Empathy a participatory session

Dr Jonathan Silas, Gerry Harrison, Ponciano Ameida, Dr Beatrice Allegranti – What Moves Us – A neuro-psycho-social performance exploring the art and science of kinaesthetic intersubjectivity in Capoeira

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