School of Health in Social Science

Roving the Beast: A Hospital Dérive

People who are not familiar with hospitals will be invited to a sensory walk through a busy urban hospital. Following an initial briefing, participants will be allocated randomly with a task of a sensing a particular phenomenon; one which is outwith the usual way the space is used. If you wish you will be provided with a map and/or a companion to wander the hospital site. 


Who is this event for? This event is open to all – those unfamiliar with hospital spaces, those who may be familiar but have not experienced them in times of health or those who are very familiar but want to explore reconfigurations of the spaces they inhabit. 


This event will be facilitated by Jamie Smith: Hi, I am Jamie. I’m a nurse, sociologist and PhD Candidate at the University of Edinburgh. My thesis project looks at the way nurses navigate their work through a posthuman lens; how do people, place, structure, time, emotion and knowledge intersect and reconfigure to become nurse work.


Tickets are free but limited, please secure your place on Eventbrite

Jul 01 2019 -

Roving the Beast: A Hospital Dérive

The derive – A walk through the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.