Workshop | SENSE -Exploring Soundscapes | January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020 | 14.00 – 18.00 | Orion Building, Room P5015

In the 1st workshop of the series Sense, See, Play, Tell! Creative methods for participatory research and beyond, we will explore sensory methods. The workshop will consist of 2 parts:

14:00 – 16:20         A lecture by Karolina Doughty (GEO) on sensory methods  (see full description below)

16:30 – 18:00          An interactive workshop with Kristina Hansen (MSc student MLE), where participants can experiment with using sound as an elicitation technique and with gathering sound and analysing it for research purposes. 

The workshop is open to all CSPS members and others. Participation is free of charge. To sign up for the workshop, please contact

Session description

In this session we explore sensory methods – methods that are attuned to the complex ways that the senses are entangled with other forms of experience and ways of knowing. Although we will bear in mind the interplay between the different senses, we will focus on what it means to eschew the dominance of the visual and turn our attention to the other senses of hearing, taste, smell and touch, but also the role of extrasensory perception. We explore some examples of how to collect and analyse sensory data and how you could incorporate the senses in your own research, with practical exercises focusing particularly on sound and listening. 

Required readings