The Journal of Somaesthetics is an peer-reviewed, online, academic research journal devoted to research that advances the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics, understood as the critical study and meliorative cultivation of the experience and performance of the living body (or soma) as a site of sensory appreciation (aesthesis) and creative self-stylization. The journal therefore welcomes contributions exploring the field of somaesthetics through one -or more- of the many disciplines that already inform this field: philosophy, aesthetics, arts and design research, technology studies, somatic, health, and social sciences, history, physiology, psychology and pedagogy.
The Journal of Somaesthetics is open to both traditional articles and articles with innovative formats. As an internet-based journal, we encourage the use of media beyond the written word (pictorial images, audio and video clips, etc.) to make one’s arguments and research more compelling and attractive. In this regard, the Journal hopes to contribute to design research and aesthetic education, both in theory and in practice.
The Journal of Somaesthetics will be published twice a year, and each issue will be principally structured on a particular theme or topic. Supported by a distinguished multidisciplinary and international editorial board of advisors, The Journal of Somaesthetics will be edited by Else-Marie Bukdahl (Denmark), Richard Shusterman (USA), Stahl Stenslie (Denmark/Norway).
The Journal of Somaesthetics is associated with the Research Program in Body, Art & Technology at Aalborg University(Denmark), published by Aalborg University Press, and also funded by The Obel Family Foundation.