Recording courtesy of TORCH.

Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme delivered by TORCH, University of Oxford, in partnership with Modern Art Oxford.

In a recent panel event called ‘Breathing Worlds’, our team explored breath-related research across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and our own lived experiences. Our presentations and discussions reflected on world events and the instances of breathlessness that have been made palpable throughout the course of 2020. Big thanks to Modern Art Oxford and TORCH at the University of Oxford for hosting.

My fellow speakers were: Derek McCormack, Principal Investigator and Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Oxford; Patsy Isles, Creative Wellbeing Associate at Words of Colour; Alice Sharp, Founder and Artistic Director of Invisible Dust. Heartfelt thanks to our Chair for the evening Emma Ridgway Chief Curator and Head of Programme at Modern Art Oxford, the team behind the scenes at MAO and – last but not least – The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) for inviting us to join their Humanities Cultural Programme.

Click here to download a transcript of my opening presentation.