Breathworks Collaborators

Collaborators for this project:

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Profesoor Derek McCormack

Project Lead

School of Geography and the EnvironmentMansfield College

Professor Derek McCormack is Tutor and Fellow in Geography. Broadly speaking, Derek's interests lie in the area of cultural geography - i.e. he is interested in the many ways people experience and make sense of spaces. His work focuses in particular on the affective/emotional dimensions of this process. To this end he has written about the affective experience of spaces in a range of contexts from arctic exploration, to air travel, to art and performance, to cities.

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Lucy Sabin


Lucy Sabin Website

Lucy Sabin (she/her) is an artist-researcher whose mixed media practice blends environmental humanities, embodied experience and new media. Her recent projects commissioned by Modern Art Oxford – Breathworks and Breathing Worlds – used participatory methods and curatorial practices to articulate and highlight the political and personal theme of breathing. The thematic timeliness of these projects garnered attention from BBC Radio 4 and BBC Arts as well as support from Art Fund and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.



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 Modern Art Oxford

Partner Organisation

Modern Art Oxford Website

Oxford’s only public space dedicated to contemporary art and culture. Free and open to all, Modern Art Oxford works with you to celebrate the relevance of art and creativity to society today.

Founded in 1965, the gallery is shaped by a longstanding commitment to education and inclusion. We are renowned for our bold and progressive artistic programme that promotes diversity and internationalism and aims to be accessible to the widest possible audience.

Modern Art Oxford’s acclaimed exhibitions, artist commissions, events and participatory activities encourage public engagement with creativity and the arts, and promote the importance of contemporary visual culture in today’s society.

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The Kindness Wave

Partner Organisation

The Kindness Wave Website

The Kindness Wave offers love and comfort to children and young people who are finding this time really difficult to manage.