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Tan, KS., 2018.

RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale 2018

Output Type:Other form of assessable output
Publisher:Paris School of Arts and Culture, Paris, France
Dates:8/11/2018 - 8/11/2018
Number of Works:10

This was the 3rd edition of a festival that I founded, led/directed, curated and produced. Also known as the #r3fest, this was a hybrid programme examining running as an arts and humanities discourse, not just within sport science or as a fitness practice. This fills an existing gap within and beyond the academy. #r3fest 2018 was held in exile, hosted as it was hosted by the Paris School of Arts and Culture, University of Kent. Consistent with #r3fest's ethos of developing the work of emerging researchers and artists, this included a newcomer whose PhD in Information and Knowledge Society was from the Open University in Catalonia. The theme was a timely Dangerous Movements. Kai's keynote lecture responded to toxic trends like the rise of protectionism and the end of the freedom of movement. There was a live running and tracking activity too by Dr Veronique Chance. Co-curator: author and Reader in English and Environmental Humanities Dr Vybarr Cregan-Reid. See images

Thus far, RUN! RUN! RUN! has presented the drawings, installations, performances, papers, academic posters and films of 65 researchers, artists and runners from 40 institutions, across venues including Cardiff National Indoor Stadium and Paris School of Culture and Art. Through RUN! RUN! RUN!, which the Guardian urges other academics to 'take a leaf from' (2014), I am recognised as being 'absolutely central' in the field of 'Running Studies' (Whelan 2015). BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Programme (January 11, 2017), reached out to 300,000 listeners. My curatorial framework was published on Royal Society of the Arts blog, which reaches out to a global network of 28,000 fellows and more non-fellows (open access) I co-founded and now lead the Running Cultures Group, which consists of artists, runners and academics from all walks. A JISCMail list, which I co-manage, has 70 subscribers from Chicago to Grenoble to Aberystwyth.