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The Running Artfully Network (RAN) reframes running as an artistic intervention to unpick our time of multiple global crises. The launch is a new artist-led iteration of RUN! RUN! RUN!. Since 2014, this has helped to widen ‘Running Studies’ as a creative and more inclusive discourse, away from elite body minds and from sport, and which has been covered in Guardian(2014), BBC (2017) and presented the work of 65 runners, artists and academics across 5 venues including a stadium in Cardiff and Paris School of Culture, and formed an 80-member global Running Cultures Research Group.The RAN online launch is part of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art’s In Steps of Sundew two-year programme funded by Arts Council England exploring the effects that extracting resources from the landscape has upon its occupants.

The Running Artfully Network (RAN) is a new international artist-led group that brings communities and experts together to reframe running as an artistic intervention to unpick our time of multiple global crises, and to create a more equitable and creative future.

This online launch event featured contributions from:

Fio AdamsonVéronique ChanceBeth ClaytonKathryn CooperLynn DenissonAndrew FilmerGongle, Kathryn Lawson Hughes, Taey IoheManjeet MannVictoria OhuruoguNatalie PaceDavid SidleyDan SimpsonJames SteventonMatti TainioKai Syng TanNik Wakefield, Sharon Wilson and Chris Wright.

Curatorial Panel and RAN founding members:

Kai Syng Tan (#r3fest founder and Running Cultures Research Group lead)
James Steventon (Director, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art)
Veronique Chance (Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University)
Lisa Stansbie (Fields of Vision and Axisweb lead)
Matti Tainio (University of Turku, Pori University Consortium, Finland)
Elisa Herera Altamirano (Capicúa Mov Lab lead, Mexico/Spain)
Beth Clayton (UK)

(taken from the Fermynwoods Contemporary website)

Watch the full event here:

RAN Launch 2021