Inviting Engagement with Atmospheres

Chris E. Hurst*, Michela J. Stinson

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In ‘Inviting Engagement with Atmospheres,’ Chris E. Hurst and Michela J. Stinson experiment by researching-with atmospheres in the Anthropocene. They locate their work within embodied ethical practices of proximity—of relational closeness and care, of messy middle-ness, and of being with place. Researching together and apart, they attend to the material and affective atmospheres of two Northern-adjacent tourism places in Ontario, Canada. Oriented toward cultivating multiple ways of knowing and being in the world, they research-with atmospheres as a methodological approach attending to the non-representational embodied, affective, and material experience of being-with places. They experiment with two atmospheric, conceptual propositions: fidelity and reverberations. As separate propositions brought into contact through their productive and disruptive possibilities, fidelity and reverberations remind us to linger with place, to feel, and to listen.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearching with Proximity
Subtitle of host publicationRelational Methodologies for the Anthropocene
EditorsOuti Rantala, Veera Kinnunen, Emily Höckert
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783031395000
ISBN (Print)9783031394997, 9783031395024
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2023
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameArctic Encounters (AE)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2730-6488
ISSN (Electronic)2730-6496

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