Symposium: "Translating Embodiedness" @ the Place, London, on 13 March 2023

Fusako INNAMI Discussion


Translating Embodiedness on 13 March 2023 
the Place, London

This symposium aims to collectively explore forms of embodied practice in the post-WWII era, with a focus on Japan in the global context. 


The concept of embodiedness—in which bodily and mental experiences shape one another in relation to their surroundings—plays a pivotal role in discourses of the body. World wars and their aftermaths have pushed artists, activists, critics, and writers to reconsider their attention to the body politic and focus instead on an individual subject’s lived experience while highlighting the inadequacy and limits of sharing bodily experiences verbally with other individuals. However, their manner of practice and international networks in forging the circulation, migration, and translation of the concept of embodiedness and phenomenological thought have ample room for intellectual development. The symposium thus moves beyond ideas of embodiedness as dwelling within one’s own body or nation to look instead at the idea of embodiedness through flow or mobility across bodily, political, and media borders. This interdisciplinary collaborative event aims to develop a new methodology for translating embodied practices across media for various sensory registers—that is, translating bodily experiences into words, images, and performances. 


Speakers include: Michael Bourdaghs, Franz Prichard, William Schaefer, Paul Roquet, Rosa van Hensbergen, Pedro Erber, and Fusako Innami.

We kindly request that those interested in attending the event register before 9 March.

Full program as well as further infromation is avaialble at: 


This symposium is generously supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Durham University’s Research and Innovation Services (Research Impact Fund) and School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Performance and Performativity Research Group).