Public lecture

IAS Annual Theme 22-23 Launch - Breathe

  • 12 October 2022
  • 3:30pm - 5:30 pm
  • Stewart Mason Building - SMB.0.17

Join us in-person for a lively series of provocations, followed by a panel discussion to launch the IAS Annual Theme for 2022-23 – Breathe.

Exploring the scientific, historical, cultural, sociological and ethical dimensions of what it means to breathe, and what this tells us about the world in which we live, the Theme brings international researchers from many fields and disciplines together around issues ranging from the impact of the Covid pandemic, climate change and poor air quality on health, social justice and equity, to the significance of breath to speech, song, communication, design, creativity and life itself.

Tanja Latussek (Breath Therapist, Bali): Breathwork
Britta Boyer (RMIT Vietnam) and Markus Wernli (Hong Kong Polytechnic University): On Breathful Design in Breathless Times
Petteri Nurmi (University of Helsinki and IAS Visiting Fellow): On Air Quality and Breath
Stephanie Rankin-Turner (Johns Hopkins University): On Mosquitoes Sensing Exhaled Breath
Thomas Ward (Department of Respiratory Medicine, University of Leicester): On Exercise and Breathing
Mattias Heldner (Stockholm University and IAS Visiting Fellow): On Breath and Communication

Panel Introduced by Sam Winter (SSHES) and Chaired by Malcolm Cook (ABCE).

Programme - 

  • Refreshments available from 3:30pm
  • Introductory Remarks at 4:00pm
  • Speakers and Panel Discussions
  • Close at 5:30pm

For more details about the Theme, please click here.

By booking a place at this event, attendees agree to behave in a respectful manner such that everyone feels comfortable contributing as they wish. The IAS reserves the right to eject anyone who does not abide by this policy.

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