Natalie Garrett Brown and Emma Meehan in conversation with Marie-Louise Crawley
This episode invites artist-researchers Dr. Natalie Garrett Brown, who at the time of recording was Head of School of Media and Performing Arts at Coventry University, UK and who is now Head of Music, Writing and Performance at the University of East London; and Dr. Emma Meehan, who is a Research Fellow at C-DaRE, Coventry University. Both Natalie and Emma have been working with the University of Warwick on the AHRC-funded project ‘Sensing the City: An Embodied Documentation and Mapping of the Changing Uses and Tempers of Urban Place, a practice-based case study of Coventry.’ We spoke about what Coventry means to them as dancers and makers, how the city has shaped their dance and movement practice and, in turn, how their own relationship to the city has been shaped by their practice.
Katye Coe and Carolyn Deby in conversation with Marie-Louise Crawley
This episode’s guests are Carolyn Deby, Director of sirenscrossing, and one of Carolyn’s collaborators, independent dance artist, Katye Coe. Under the auspices of sirenscrossing, Carolyn and Katye have been working with the University of Warwick on the AHRC-funded project ‘Sensing the City: An Embodied Documentation and Mapping of the Changing Uses and Tempers of Urban Place, a practice-based case-study of Coventry’. For this project, Carolyn was commissioned to make urbanflows: entangled in the grain of worlds, becoming, an audience experience that journeys through the city of Coventry, with elements of performance, installation, sound, video, and words scattered throughout the everyday spaces passed through. Our podcast conversation explores flow and drift through Coventry, returning to sites through the lens of the lived history of the body, and rewilding the city, adaptation and surviving, especially in terms of the climate emergency.
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