Based in the Science & Technology Studies Unit (SATSU) at the University of York, Threshold is a thematic programme of work that will unfold over the coming months. Taking Thresholds as a focal point, this research programme will use a range of diverse resources and perspectives to explore the liminal edges of everyday, organisational and social life. What and who reside beyond or within different types of thresholds? Who has to cross thresholds? What prevents people or things crossing? How does power operate through thresholds? How is it that thresholds articulate with limits, extremes, dangers and tipping points? These are just some of the questions we will explore.
Aimed at generating ideas and dialogue, this programme is geared toward political, conceptual and creative exchanges and contributions. Led by Joanna Latimer, Rolland Munro, Nik Brown and Dave Beer, this programme will develop a variety of perspectives on this central focal point of thresholds. This website will be used to communicate our key ideas, to promote events and to share outputs. This is not a project with a pre-defined set of outcomes or a fixed lifespan, rather we intend to use it as a point of contact between different streams of work. In the ‘news & ideas‘ section of this site we will post updates and news along with reflections, ideas and relevant reviews. We hope you will follow the site (see the link for registering for email updates) or look for posts on Twitter @UoY_SATSU . Please feel free to contact us if you’d like to join in with any of the work we are doing.