Time of the Clock, Time of Encounter

The aim of the project is to change the way people think about temporality. The group believes that arts and humanities have particular forms of knowledge around temporality that are of potential use to communities.

This project investigates the difference between the time of the clock and the lived time of experience. We live in a world dominated by the time of the clock, yet many aspects of life have a different rhythm and temporality. The time of community, especially, is very often more complex and differentiated that standardised clock time.

A co-inquiry of researchers from a range of disciplines in the arts and humanities and practitioners in community organisations will explore ways by which communities can acquire a more open and diversified relation to time; they will approach this question both from a theoretical point of view as well as from a practice- and intervention-based point of view. As such the project will make a significant contribution to developing a concrete ethics and culture of temporal diversity.

The ‘Time of the Clock, Time of Encounter’ project has been put together by:

In collaboration with a range of community partners: ecoartscotland; Woodend Barn; Encounters Arts; Kathleen Coessens (musician and theoretician) and Holmewood School.

You can find further information visiting http://www.timeofencounter.org/

By Luis Bravo

Luis Bravo is a Business Management student at Universidad Iberoamericana in Puebla, México. He was an exchange student at Leuphana Universität, doing a 3-months Internship at Cultura21 in the framework of the Leuphana Plus Program, and continues to collaborate with Cultura21.