I am studying for a practice-as-research PhD and am a member of the Centre for Cognition, Kinaesthetics (yes, that’s how I spell it), and Performance at the University of Kent. My research explores the potential that performance approaches possess for the facilitation of playful interactions between people and everyday environments. My thesis title is Towards a Ludic Ecology: Popular Participatory Peripatetic Performance. Please visit my alter-ego LudicrousPilgrim‘s website to see what I get up to. Most importantly, I can facilitate some playful interactions for you too! Click the following link to download the latest episode of Wandercast, my interactive, pedestrian podcast. Please, please, please do fill in the Wandercast feedback, or my project is scuppered!
Here’s a bit more about me in the third person:
Robbie has been performing since the age of three. He has wowed crowds in circus tents with his horse-prancing skills. He has shuddered on a pylon in Jeeves & Wooster and ridden a bike in Judge John Deed. He studied stand-up comedy with Olly Double at Kent and acting with Andrea Brooks at East 15. In 2014, he embarked on a sensible research project. Within weeks, he changed his mind and now endeavours to cobble together a PhD from various attempts to weave the ludicrous into everyday life.