Scaling the Body

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in workshop, seminar, course


This workshop explored the way the body as a resource for biomedicine is thought of at different scales and what it means when there is a shift between scales. With the aid of Barrie Ormsby, a visual artist, a group of twenty participants undertook a series of exercises which reflected upon the body as partible and made up of entities [organs and tissues] that are physically isolatable, hierarchically ordered and yet dynamically interlinked. Having created a series of composite bodies the group then encountered the larger scale social and moral imaginaries that com into play when these are put into circulation.
Period28 Feb 2017
Event typeWorkshop
LocationDurham, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • bodies
  • circulation
  • divisibility
  • scaling
  • anthropology
  • technologies
  • donation