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Worcester > Wonder > Wander

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New Street Station

Birmingham

B2 4PX

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Worcester > Wonder > Wander

Take a well earned break from your PhD studies in a way that will allow you to continue to feed your curiosity. Join me in my present home town and we will wander through the city of Worcester. Navigate a path through a myriad of spatial temporalities and discover something new in the company of other BCU researchers. Along the way, we will take in a big fish, local landscape painters, a roam around a racecourse, the cathedral, some canals and cannons...

The walk begins at Birmingham New Street Station, where one of the PGR Studio team will accompany you on the first leg of your journey: the 9:50am train to Worcester Foregate Street station (paid for by The PGR Studio). I will meet you as you get off the train and lead you through the museums, galleries, backstreets and waterside locations that have become part of who I am. I will then return with you to your original embarkation point in Birmingham at around 3:10pm.

The walk is intended to strengthen the Arts, Design & Media PhD researcher community, bring individuals together and to encourage people from various academic disciplines and cultural backgrounds to feel less isolated. The walk is a physical and peripatetic vehicle and is intended to raise awareness of the practice of being led through a new location and how humans physically encounter a new place, through spatial differentiation. The experience is intended to make the individuals feel free, to some extent, and foster a 'neutral' state of being.

"I felt as if being in a group allowed me to feel completely comfortable about pondering in unlikely/unusual places - something I woundn't normally feel comfortable about". (Feedback from previous walk participant).

Gregory Dunn



Greg recently completed an AHRC-funded PhD with BCU and joined the PGR Studio team, as Research Assistant, at the beginning of April. His research interests are currently eco-haptic perception and sociable mobilities of walking. He is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Champion and has joined the team to formally provide 1:1 pastoral support and resource signposting for all doctoral students.

@roamingdunn

http://dunn-roaming.blogspot.co.uk/


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