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(ORIGINAL)Feel Tanks as Method : Why we
(Image is speaker's own created in homage to Tammy Rae Carland's Lesbian Beds (2002) series

Feel Tank: Dis/Enchantment in Research

The Methods LAB Public Program

19 March 2021 and May 2021 (date tbc)


‘Feel Tanks’ (a spin of ‘think tank’) derive their name from one cell of a larger group known as the Public Feelings Project which operated from the conviction that ‘understanding affective investment can be the a starting point for theoretical insight into the workings of capitalism, racism and sexism within power structures.’ (Cvetkovich, 2012)

Through over a fifteen workshops, seminars and lectures in the UK and internationally, Chloe Turner has been using ‘Feel Tanks’ as both intellectual enquiry and call-to-arms, to consider how to sustain living under capitalism in the current moment. 

In the continuing struggles against global anti-Black, queer/transphobic conservative governance, pandemic "new normal“ living and the stripping of arts and humanities funding, nurturing spaces of care and connection have never felt more pressing. How do we bring into being the feminist space we want to be a part of? A space where we gift our labour to each other as opposed to institutions, co-create the
spaces to weather the coming disasters and mobilise a resistance that centres pleasure and joy.


Feel Tank: Dis/Enchantment in Research

Two-part seminar series, held on the 19th March 2021 and May 2021 (date tbc)

In the continuing struggles of global conservative government, pandemic ‘new normal’ living and the increasing instability of arts and humanities funding, how can we navigate the dis/enchantment of being a researcher at this time? How can we try to find enchantment amongst the dis/enchantment and bring into focus the academic space we want to be apart of?

This series was held by The Methods LAB more details can be found here

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