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Muntstraat 2a, Grote Zaal

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On January 23 (15.00h), TiM is has invited Tim Ingold to talk about “On doing undergoing: Experience, Imagination, and the Principle of Habit” at Munstraat 2a, Utrecht.

***The lecture will take place at the Grote Zaal***


We do many routine things in daily life without apparently giving them any thought. Often, we are scarcely even aware that we are doing them. With these operations, the more practised we are at them, the less thought and attention they demand of us. They seem virtually automatic, to the extent that they could just as well be done by machine. Other things, however, such as playing a musical instrument or practising a craft, entail intense concentration and a heightened awareness of the presence and movement of both the self and of others in the environment. The question is: how are we to distinguish bodily automatisms from the practised mastery of a craft? Both are easily confused under the rubric of habit. Tim argues that theories of embodiment, which treat habit as a kind of sediment, beyond the reach of conscious deliberation, fail to provide an answer to this question. Drawing on the work of John Dewey, Tim argues instead for an alternative understanding of habit that rests on the way in which the practitioner, though actively engaged in the practice, is nevertheless inside it. Or in Dewey’s terms, the doing is also an undergoing; what we do is also done in us. And in this ‘doing undergoing’, in dwelling in habit, imagination and experience come together as one.

To conclude the event, there will be complimentary drinks. We hope to see you on January 23!

Very best wishes,
TiM Community

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