The mission of the TRC Lab is to develop and promote a better understanding of the different temporalities which pace and constrain individual and collective lives. Its aim is to develop original theoretical contributions and innovative methods of research and training to facilitate the recognition, the interpretation, the organization and the transformation of the rhythms and fluxes that shape people's existence, in the everyday life and in a long-term perspective.
The agenda of the TRC Lab is currently organized around four axes of research.
The aim of this project is to develop innovative coaching and training methods that articulate best practices grounded in the use of life history, narratives and biographical approaches, with strategies informed by rhythmanalysis and current research in rhythmology.
The aim of this project is to conceptualize "rhythmic intelligence" and design methods that can be used to develop the experiences, knowledge and skills it involves. It is based on the assumption that people develop throughout their lives the individual and collective capacity to pilot and regulate their own transformations and the ways they evolve. More information: www.rhythmicintelligence.org
The aim of this project is to study how the development of rhythmic intelligence may contribute to foster – individually and collectively – emancipatory processes, changes and transformations that contribute to social and environmental transitions.
The aim of this project is to develop and experiment online educational resources that can be used worldwide to reinforce field-based participatory action research. It focuses in particular on the development of rhythmic intelligence, in connection with local initiatives related to social and environmental transitions.
The TRC Lab supports the development of communities of practice and research to foster collaborations and sustain academic exchanges locally and internationally.
The aim of this group is to share research, experiences, knowledge and questions that may inform and enrich our understanding of the rhythms that shape everyday activities and lifelong processes, such as self-development, education, caring, leadership, scientific development, citizenship, environmental stewardship, production and consumption processes, etc. The GR2I is formed in partnership between the Space, Time and Everyday Life Research Group (STERG) (Birmingham City University, UK) and the Sunkhronos Institute. The activity of the of GR2I is conceived as a cooperative inquiry, based on small group discussions, conducted virtually on a regular base. Access to this group is currently limited to a selection of graduate students.
The aim of the Group of Reflection and Analysis of Practices of Biographical Coaching (Groupe de Réflexion et d'Analyse des Pratiques d'Accompagnement Biographique – GRAPAB) is to sustain the development of a community of practice focusing on the use of life history, narrative and biographical approaches, to foster individual and collective development. It is self-organized by practitioners and researchers working in French-speaking Switzerland. The activity of the GRAPAB is based on cooperative inquiry and the organization of training sessions and lectures. Access to this group is currently limited to former participants of the Certificate "Life Narrative & Biographical Coaching" organized in collaboration with the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).
The TRC Lab organizes online and on site events to foster the development of knowledge related to its agenda of research.
The Research Symposium Series 2023 is dedicated to the theme: "Spaces, Times and the Rhythms of Adult Education". From January to June 2023, these webinars provide the opportunity to researchers from around the world to share their current work, reflections, and experiences as they relate to the spaces, times and rhythms that shape adult education. The series aims at gathering a community of researchers, graduate students and practitioners from different linguistic, cultural and geographic areas, to join in an academic and practice-based conversation. Presentations are made either in English or French, with live transcripts, and are followed by a discussion with the audience. The series thus contribute to the advance of the TRC Lab agenda of research and foster the study of rhythmic intelligence and its modalities of development. Programme and videos: https://www.sunkhronos.org/strae2023
The 2023 Seminar of Study on Coaching and Transformative Processes (Journée d'Etudes sur les Processus d'Accompagnement et de Transformation – JEPAT) is dedicated to the theme: « Sustaining coaching practices: a question of rhythm?" As we all know, it's becoming increasingly difficult to inscribe our actions and projects in the long term. And yet, being able to envision our activities in terms of "duration" is a decisive factor to give them meaning and value. This requires one to learn to find rhythms that reconcile the urgency of daily life with the long term. So how do we develop such a capacity "to sustain efforts through time"? What habits, routines and rhythms do we need to invest in? At a time when the need to promote social and environmental "sustainability" is becoming ever more pressing, "knowing how to last" appears more than ever as a form of resistance that we need to learn to cultivate.
The 2022 Seminar of Study on Coaching and Transformative Processes (Journée d'Etudes sur les Processus d'Accompagnement et de Transformation – JEPAT) is dedicated to the theme: "The Experience of Crisis as Opportunity for Transformation". It is intended to provide a space and a time for learning, reflection, exchange and transdisciplinary scientific debate. The JEPAT provide a framework to encourage the meeting of professionals and scholars from various institutional and disciplinary backgrounds, to discuss specific topics. Their organization favors the alternance between lectures and exercises based on the sharing of real-life experiences. The JEPAT are organized in partnership between the Continuing Education Center of the University of Fribourg and the Sunkhronos Institute. They are proposed yearly at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).