Fellows Dr Lucy Bollington and Dr Véra Ehrenstein are researching this theme.
This theme is open to the widest possible interpretation and is assumed to address the concerns of many disciplines and departments while providing a frame for thinking across or even bypassing entrenched or established modes of thinking. It could include the following concerns:
- Chaotic/unpredictable change: unsteady movement, elemental disturbance, liveliness of matter and mood, weather and wind
- Turmoil, instability, upheaval, tumult, unruliness, uncontrolled passions, confusion, unsettlement
- Turbulent times/journeys/environments: materials, flows, natural forces, economies
- Wild and erratic motion, force, intensity, feeling, velocity
- Unpredictability/instability/precarity: of markets, emotions, atoms and areas
- Disruption of forms/genres: radical destabilisation of conventions, precedents, procedures and norms
- Turbulence and aesthetics: melodrama, horror, noise, scale, the sublime
- Turbulence and subjectivity, psychological unpredictability
Image: Natural disaster, by Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519). Black chalk, pen and ink on paper, between 1517 and 1518.