Zoë Skoulding

Bangor University, United Kingdom

     Hidden river:

     Writing, Perception and Collaboration

In this paper I would like to explore the role of writing in mediating perception in a collaborative context. Alva Noë's 'style-based approach – according to which perception and thought are styles of activity of achieving or trying to achieve access to what there is' provides a point of contact between the embodied research of walking and its dialogue with writing. This is work that is carried out with the interests of a community in mind, but the pressure of using language as a communicative tool might be seen as  limiting the use of language as a means of exploration and discovery. How far can speech and collaboration be a means of sharing perceptual experience?