Current research projects
Phenomenology and qualitative research methodologies
This project is ongoing and consists of several activities, including special issue in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (Høffding), an international workshop in Phenomenology and health care to be held in cooperation with Professor Dan Zahavi – Oxford and Copenhagen University (Ravn) and phd summer courses in phenomenology and qualitative research methodologies (Ravn and Høffding).
Philosophy of Improvisation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Theory and Practice
This project explores improvisation in its various senses and guises. It especially focuses on bringing together perspectives on the theory of improvisation with perspectives on its practice. The project is supported by funding from The Joint committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS, 2016-18), involves a Routledge publication - special volume on the topic publication and an international workshop in the autumn 2021.
Affectivity and movement practices
Being moved to move – clarifying affectivity dimensions in movement practices: The project focuses on affectivity as an embodied aspect of our involvement in movement practices - counting dance, boxing, parkour and eSports. Giovanna Colombetti, Exeter University, UK is connected to the project as guest professor.
Understanding street sport
The research aims to elucidate the embodied practice and the societal value of street sports that include a creative interpretation of the already organized urban space such as parkour and skateboarding. The outcome is valuable insights for sport policymakers, PE educators and urban planners.
Leaving the kingdom of the sick
The research project aims to better the life and wellbeing of young cancer survivors. The project will deepen the knowledge of the way young cancer survivors cope with their new identity and experiences of impairment. By adopting a holistic perspective, the project will explore how cultural, social, and bodily aspects shape survivors´ experience and how these aspects are interrelated and influence the process of regaining an agentic perspective after a life-threatening illness.
Transforming illness: Embodied narratives of healing
The project focuses on the experience of illness from a performative, phenomenological and autoethnographic perspective. It tackles the interconnections of movement, emotion, and environment and how their dynamical relationships shape embodied narratives and sense making.
Cognitive Ecologies of presence in dance
The project explores how phenomena of presence emerges in performance. It adopts phenomenological and cognitive ecological frameworks to address enactments of presence across different dance practices and cultural contexts.
The Embodiment of Esports – Crossing the Gap Between Physical and Virtual
Integrating phenomenology with qualitative research methods, this research project investigates the role and place of the body in real-life esports practices. The project elucidates what it bodily means to practice esports as well as how esports practitioners challenge our current preconceptions about virtuality and embodiment.
How culture moves us
This project is a collaboration between MoCS, RITMO centre for interdisciplinary studies in rhythm, time and motion at University of Oslo, and the Danish String Quartet. Comprising about 15 engineers, music psychologists, anthropologists, biologists, and philosophers, from 6 countries in Europe this group is organizing “MusicLab Copenhagen” – a large classical concert serving as a platform for various experiments about what it mean to be together in music.
Collaborative projects with Center for Muscle and Joint Health
The project focuses on patient perspectives on self-managment skills after GLA:D Back participation. The objective of this study is, with a focus on illness perceptions and self-efficacy, to describe how people with back pain experience and manage pain in their daily life before and after participation in a self-management intervention.