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JUNE 2020: Royal Society of Arts Coffeehouse Conversation

AUTUMN 2020:  “Run Riot!”. Chapter structured in 10 runs (after Rousseau’s Reveries of a Solitary Walker). In Handbook on Methods and Applications for Mobilities Research, edited by Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, Monika Büscher, and Sven Kesselring. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Autumn + 2021: Workshops and public event with Contact Theatre and performingbordersLIVE. performingbordersLIVE 2020 is a public programme around notions and lived experiences of physical, cultural, juridical, racial, gendered, class, and everyday borders. Curated by Alessandra Cianetti and Xavier de Sousa, performingbordersLIVE draws from the curatorial research platform performingborders. conversations on live art | borders | crossings

31 October 2020: Invited speaker, Conference supported by Medice, Berlin, Germany.  Chair of panel: Professor Philip Asherson, who collaborated #MagicCarpet.

November 2020: Invited Scientific Board member, Symposium on theory and praxis of sport.  Coimbra, Portugal. November 20-21.   

December 2020: Running Artists Network Launch: Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northamptonshire.  


04/2021: 2021:    Keynote Speaker, Health Service Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference. Reading University.

09/2021: Launch of Leadership programme, Manchester School of Art, which I lead on.

2021: Edinburgh College of Art Lecture and Masterclass, entitled ‘Ill-Disciplined: Creative, Neurodivergent Intervention and Leadership in Higher Education – A Manifesto’. 

2021: ‘Ill-Disciplined: Creative, Neurodivergent Intervention and Leadership in Higher Education – A Manifesto’. Chapter in Beyond Borders? Articulations, provocations & performativities in Arts & Humanities research, which explores the spaces, places and territories that exist above and below, amidst and with/out borders in Arts & Humanities research. Edited by Jacqueline Taylor et al (Birmingham City University). 

Caption: Left Feet Forward (digital image, Kai Syng Tan April 2020). Based on performance photograph taken by Enamul Hoque from Mind-wanderer in Action (MIA) series (Kai Syng Tan 2017).