Temporalities, Rhythms & Complexity Lab

Research Symposium Series 2024

Exploring Rhythmanalysis as a Method

Hosted by Dr. Michel Alhadeff-Jones, Dr. Fadia Dakka & Dr. Gaia Del Negro

About the 2024 Research Symposium Series

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 current state of affairs and potentialities of rhyhtmanalytical research and practice. We would like to hear about new and existing ways of researching (with) Rhythmanalysis, and discuss how these might inform ways of teaching, learning, consulting, and coaching, concerned with critical (self-)reflection, transformational and/or emancipatory processes.

This Research Symposium Series welcomes non-specialist audiences alongside experts in the field, as it aims to strengthen the ranks of a growing international and transdisciplinary community of rhythm scholars and practitioners.

Participation in this Research Symposium Series is free and open to anyone. Each Zoom session starts with a presentation from the main speaker (approx. 45 min.) and is followed by a discussion with the audience (approx. 40 min.).



Practicing Rhythmanalysis and Developing Rhythmic Intelligence: An introduction to the series

Monday February 26th, 2024 @ 12:00-13:30pm CET

Dr. Michel Alhadeff-Jones
Institut Sunkhronos, Université de Fribourg (Switzerland) & Columbia University (USA)

Dr. Fadia Dakka
Birmingham City University(UK) & Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

Statistics or Poetry? Capturing Rhythms with Auto-Ethnography and Time-Use Data

Monday March 4th, 2024 @ 12:00-13:30pm CET 

Dr. Stanley Blue
Lancaster University (UK)

Rhythmanalysis and the echo of the subject

Monday March 18th, 2024 @ 12:00-13:30pm CET

Dr. Maria Tamboukou
University of East London (UK)

Revisiting the Rhythmanalytical Project

Monday April 15th, 2024 @ 12:00-13:30pm CET

Dr. Conor Heaney
Kent Law School (UK)

Entangling Historical and Daily Temporalities: Regressive-Progressive Rhythmanalysis

Monday April 29th, 2024 @ 12:00-13:30pm CET

Dr. Fraya Frehse
University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Experiential Art-based interventions

Facilited by Dr. Gaia Del Negro
University of Milano Bicocca (Italy)


To attend any of the presentations featured in this Symposium Research Series, please fill in this form.

Once registered, you will receive - a few days before each event - an email with the link to join the webinar (Zoom).


Pour participer à n'importe laquelle des présentations proposées dans le cadre de cette série de webinaires de recherche, merci de remplir ce formulaire.

Une fois inscrit.e, vous recevrez - quelques jours avant chaque événement - un courriel contenant le lien pour rejoindre le webinaire (Zoom).


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