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Prof Simon Piasecki

Liverpool Screen School

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Simon has enjoyed a connective career as an academic, as well as a researcher, illustrator, performer and writer. His Phd considered cartography, Self and Other in performance, examining identity and place. He has exhibited, directed and performed in international contexts for 30 years, as a painter and performer, making short films, photographs, installations and transporting audiences over mountains at night with performance and music. Recent publications explore the efficacy of pain and suffering in pilgrimage, in addition to the mind/body experience, published in The Performances of Sacred Places: Crossing, Breathing, Resisting, Silvia Battista (Ed.), Intellect) as well as an Audio-Paper published online for Walk-Listen-Create, ‘the home of walking artists’ ( ) and a journal article in Performance Research looking at the Kailas Pilgrimage, A Mountain as Multiverse : Circumnavigating the realities and meta-realities of a Kailas pilgrim (On Mountains - Volume 24 Issue 2 pp. 16-23). Simon is a dedicated Scout Leader teaching outdoor skills to young people, recently returned from the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea, and a trained Lowland Leader, having also been a DofE Award Manager. Professor and Head of Subject for Creative Writing and Drama, Simon co-leads City Lab in the Institute of Art and Technology.




2012, University of Roehampton, United Kingdom, PhD, Identity and belonging, human movement, migration and performance studies.
1994, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom, Master of Arts, Illustration
1989, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, BA Hons Creative Arts, Painting and Performance

Internet publication

Piasecki S. 2021. A Secular Pilgrim: Discussing the Efficacy of Pain and Suffering in Endurance Walking Author Url Publisher Url

Journal article

Piasecki S. 2019. A Mountain as Multiverse: Circumnavigating the Realities and Meta-Realities of a Kailas Pilgrim. Pitches J, Shearing D. Performance Research, 24 :16-23 DOI Publisher Url Public Url


Piasecki S. 2018. Are There Any Pictures in it? Creative Practice as a Serious Research Vehicle. Hilevarra K, Orley E. The Creative Critic Writing as/about Practice :213-220 Routledge. United Kingdom 9781317200130 Publisher Url

External collaboration:, Macclesfield Ukrainian Aid, Simon Piasecki. 2023