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Spaces & Times of Transitions - STREAM Network 2024 Research Symposium Series

Dec 18, 2023

The Sunkhronos Institute is proud to support the upcoming ESREA STREAM Network 2024 Research Symposium Series. This series of webinars will focus on the theme of transitions.

In this first STREAM Network webinars series, Michel Alhadeff-Jones, Fadia Dakka and Sabine Schmidt-Lauff, invite scholars from a broad range of disciplines to address transitional phenomena by mobilizing the conceptual nuance and richness encapsulated in related notions, such as “liminality”, "life course", “transgression”, "professional development", “virtualization”, “hybridity” and “dissipation”. These, in turn, will serve as entry points to articulate, debate and question how individuals and communities experience transitions. The seminars will be guided by (but not limited to) questions such as:

• How do we experience transitions? How do we learn from them?
• How do we theorize transitional processes? How do we...

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Exploring Rhythmanalysis as a Method - TRC Lab 2024 Research Symposium Series

Dec 18, 2023

Following the 2023 Research Symposium Series on "Spaces, Times & the Rhythms of Adult Education", the 2024 TRC Lab Research Symposium Series will focus on the methodological potential of Rhythmanalysis. Both as an object of inquiry and as an interpretive lens, rhythm can offer untapped spaces for experimentation in human sciences but equally raises methodological dilemmas, especially at the stage of operationalization. In this series of webinars, we would like to explore methods, research designs, and clinical orientations, developed from, or inspired by Lefebvre's (1992/2004) undertheorized insights on rhythm. Hence we have invited 7 scholars from Brazil, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, who have worked with Rhythmanalysis in their respective fields or across disciplines, to share their experiences and foster debate around its affordances and limitations from a methodological perspective.

The seminars are also designed to enable a collective reflection on the...

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Penser l’accompagnement dans la durée: Une question de rythme?

Apr 11, 2023

Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer l'ouverture des inscriptions pour la deuxième Journée d’Etudes sur les Processus d’Accompagnement et de Transformation (JEPAT), organisée en collaboration avec le Service de la formation continue de l’Université de Fribourg.

Cette journée se tiendra le jeudi 14 septembre 2023 (9h15-17h00) et elle portera sur le thème «Penser l’accompagnement dans la durée: Une question de rythme?» Elle proposera à des professionnel·le·s et des intervenant·e·s, issu·e·s d’horizons institutionnels et disciplinaires variés, de réfléchir sur les temporalités longues dans lesquelles s’inscrivent les démarches d’accompagnement et les moyens de réguler les rythmes qui permettent de concilier l’urgence du quotidien et le long terme.

Les JEPAT ont pour vocation de...

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Project funded by the British Academy: The Times of a Just Transition

Mar 20, 2023

Since January 2023, Dr. Michel Alhadeff-Jones (TRC Lab) is a member of the Global Convening Programme "The Times of  Just Transition" funded by the British Academy, in partnership with the University fo Bristol (UK). The aim of this interdisciplinary programme is to explore the role of temporal frames in enabling and impeding democratic and equitable transitions towards sustainable futures.

This programme brings together scholars from six continents and 14 disciplines to transform our understanding of the role of time and timing in producing justice and injustice in sustainability transitions.

Working in highly diverse local sustainability struggles relating to land, cities, identities and the imagination - they explore how temporal frames and narratives are being (mis)used to define climate problems and solutions, how timing mechanisms prioritise, coordinate and exclude different actors and ways of life, how different rhythms of life are being...

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Research Symposium Series - Spaces, Times & the Rhythms of Adult Education

Dec 02, 2022

Spaces, Times & the Rhythms of Adult Education is a new research symposium series hosted by Dr. Michel Alhadeff-Jones, Dr. Fadia Dakka, and Dr. Gaia Del Negro at the Sunkhronos Institute, running from January to June 2023 online. Eleven researchers from seven countries (Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom) will share and discuss with the audience their research and experiences about spatial, temporal and rhythmic dimensions in 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 will be made either in English or French, with live transcripts. The series will thus contribute to the advance of the TRC Lab agenda of research and foster the study of rhythmic intelligence and its modalities of development.

Registration is free and open to everyone at this link: ...

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Rhythmic intelligence: A new platform for the TRC Lab

Feb 22, 2021

Le Laboratoire Temporalités, Rythmes & Complexité (TRC Lab) dispose désormais d'une nouvelle plateforme bilingue (FR/EN)( présentant un espace de collaboration dédié à l’étude de l’intelligence rythmique et des méthodes utilisées pour développer, les expériences, les connaissances et les compétences auxquelles elle renvoie.

Comment apprend-on à réguler les flux qui animent nos vies? Cette question est au coeur du programme de recherche que poursuit le Laboratoire Temporalités, Rythmes et Complexité, dirigé par le Dr. Michel Alhadeff-Jones. Elle repose sur le postulat selon lequel chacun d’entre nous développe tout au long de sa vie une capacité à piloter ses propres transformations et les manières dont elles évoluent au fil du temps.


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Upcoming International symposium on rhythm (May 29, 2019)

Apr 06, 2019

Chasing Rhythm: Encounters at the Edge of Academic and Epistemological Traditions.

International Symposium on Rhythm

Margaret St. Lecture room, School of Art, Birmingham City University, Birmingham UK
29 May 2019 - 9am-5pm


This Symposium acknowledges, records and responds to a period of revived interest in the philosophical understandings and methodological affordances of the category of rhythm across a range of subjects and disciplines.

The history of the study of rhythm is in itself denoted by a rhythmic cadence, as historian of rhythm, philosopher and social theorist Pascal Michon observes (2016). Michon identifies three fundamental periods of rhythmic renaissance: a first one, in ancient times, coinciding with the so called Hellenization of culture, characterised by a surge in written communication...

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Now available in Paperback: "Time and the Rhythms of Emancipatory Education"

Jan 31, 2019

Since it was published in 2017, Michel Alhadeff-Jones' book Time and the Rhythms of Emancipatory Education encountered a lot of interest (16 reviews have already been published in academic journals and additional reviews are in the pipeline; some extracts are available here). We are therefore very happy to announce that it was published six months ahead of the regular schedule in paperback version. The book is now available in three formats: Paperback, hardback, and ebook. It can be ordered through the publisher's website (Routledge).

Michel's research on the temporalities and the rhythms of education is at the core of his contribution to the TRC Lab and it frames some of his coaching work at the Institute. If you are interested to learn more about this publication and Michel's research, feel free to contact us.

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About the book:

Time and the Rhythms of Emancipatory Education. Rethinking the temporal complexity of self and...

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