Many academics, in different countries and contexts, are developing practice theory or conducting practice theoretically informed research.  At present, there is no network through which PhD students and early career researchers can connect to expand their understanding of practice theory, to exchange ideas and to learn from others who share interests in these topics.  The Practice Theory Consortium will facilitate and foster these connections.

The Map

The Consortium Crew is establishing a map of people working in this field. You can find the  latest version of the map here. If you want to add yourself to the map, you can do so by filling in this form. The map is periodically updated, so your details won’t appear right away. We are visiting people on the map as part of a virtual world tour of practice theory enthusiasts

The Gathering

The most recent world gathering of practice theory enthusiasts was held on 16th November 2023, 6 PM – 12 PM CET and 17th November 2023, 7 PM – 10.15 PM CET

The Gathering is designed to foster connections between PhD researchers, early career researchers, and others working with theories of practice across the world and in various disciplines.  There will be another one in November 2024.

The 2023 gathering started with four ‘curtain raising’ presentations on what theories of practice have to say about large social phenomena. This was followed by  group discussions and reading rooms, drawing on the expertise and experience of:

Thomas Alkemeyer, Silvia Gherardi, Mikko Jalas, Katy Mason, Cecily Maller, Davide Nicolini, Seweryn Rudnicki, Ela Sjølie, Matt Watson and others.

On the 17th of November, sessions focused on shared works in progress.

No fee was required to take part in the event.

If you have any questions about the 2024 gathering, please contact:

Practice Theory Enthusiasts from all over the world – let’s gather!

The Practice Theory Consortium Crew

Link to a pdf of the 2023 invitation


The slack news channel and information from across the consortium

If you want to join the Slack news channel and to get information from across the consortium you should email Ignas Bruder ( who will provide you with a link.

Idea playgrounds

An opportunity to self-organise a discussion of an idea or topic.  To set up a 60 minute discussion of such a topic in a supportive and collegial environment – to be announced on the Slack news channel – send a brief summary/abstract to Ignas Bruder (

Virtual writing dens

These consist of a series of three meetings, one a month, over three months.  They provide a chance for small groups, e.g. 3-4 people to share and discuss their writing. Get in touch with Ignas Bruder ( if you want to set one up.