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Conference report: While We’re Waiting for Kick Off: The Aesthetics of Football

Aesthetics Research Centre, University of Kent, 19 June 2014

The symposium While We’re Waiting for Kick Off: The Aesthetics of Football took place on Thursday 19th June in The Lupino Screening Room at the University of Kent in Canterbury, and was generously supported by the British Society of Aesthetics, with additional support from the Aesthetics Research Centre and the School of Arts at the University of Kent. From June 12 to July 13, the FIFA World Cup was played in Brazil, and almost half of the world’s population tuned in to watch this footballing spectacle. Yet no one has hosted a symposium on the aesthetics of football.

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