Time of the Clock and Time of Encounter

The Time of the Clock and Time of the Encounter project investigates the difference between the time of the clock and the lived time of experience. We live in a world dominated by the time of the clock, yet many aspects of life have a different rhythm and temporality. The time of community, especially, is very often more complex and differentiated that standardised clock time. A co-inquiry of researchers from a range of disciplines in the arts and humanities and practioners in community organisations will explore ways by which communities can acquire a more open and diversified relation to time; they will approach this question both from a theoretical point of view as well as from a practice- and intervention-based point of view. As such the project will make a significant contribution to developing a concrete ethics and culture of temporal diversity.

The project aims to develop interventions that will enable communities to reflect on common assumptions about time, but also recognise that like any other community, the research and knowledge production community itself is driven by certain assumptions about time which are in need of examination, and so this project will also explore what the research community can learn from its engagement with other communities.

See extended blog post about my and Larissa’s involvement here

Project Participants
Dr Johan Sieber | Prof Anne Douglas | Dr Chris Speed Dr Michelle Bastian
Dr. Maaike Engelen, The Holmewood School: London
Ruth Ben-Tovim, Encounters Arts 
On the Edge (OTE) Research
Mark Hope, Woodend Barn Arts Centre
Dr Kathleen Coessens, Orpheus Research Centre in Music (ORCiM) and Champ’D’Action
Chris Freemantle, Ecoarts Scotland
Larissa Pschetz, Edinburgh College of Art
Dr Elena Fell, University of Central Lancashire

This project is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of their Connected Communities programme.