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Run Run Run! An International Festival of Running 1.0

Exploring the scientific, spiritual, cultural and political sides of running

Run Run Run! An International Festival of Running 1.0

On June 26, UCL Geography and the Slade School of Art, in association with Falmouth University, held Run Run Run! An International Festival of Running 1.0.

This was a cross-disciplinary event, held in the Slade Research Centre in Woburn Square, that welcomed more than 40 researchers and practitioners from all over the world (including Milan, Melbourne, Grenoble, Glasgow, Vancouver, Venezuela, Lethbridge, Lancashire, Ljubljana, Singapore, Oxford), and from a wide range of fields (biomechanics, fine art, performance, community involvement, psychiatry, kinesiology, theatre, history, medicine, museum studies).

Papers, films, artworks, ‘live’ performances, debates, tours and workshops explored some of the ways people think about running, and the different ways running may help gain insights into the intersections of the scientific with the spiritual, cultural and political sides of running.

The festival was curated by Dr Alan Latham (Geography), Kai Syng Tan, and Jo Volley (Slade). A report about it published in the Guardian can be found at: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2014/jun/30/running-academia-intellectual-aspect-pounding-pavements

The full program of the festival can be found here: http://kaisyngtan.com/r3fest/


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The event in the Slade Research Centre


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