The Research Centre for Cognition, Kinesthetics and Performance (CKP) at the University of Kent was launched in September 2010 and is the first research center in the UK to be devoted to this expanding and exciting field in the area of performance studies. The wish to see a centre for studies in the field emerged in response to a number of synergies developing amongst scholars in the School of Arts and the desire to have a forum for generating interdisciplinary research through collaborative work. It now involves academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines including Drama, Psychology, Architecture, Anthropology, and Engineering & Digital Arts. CKP aims to play an active role in the development of a national and international network of scholars and practitioners who believe that performance has a significant contribution to make within the field of cognition. More
CKP have had a very busy start to the year, with our inaugral symposium, a joint Roundtable with the ICA, and a successful AHRC Network Grant. You can read all about what we've been up to in the Autumn Term Newsletter.