Staging Possible Worlds: Activist Scenographics Symposium
29th Jun 2022 9:30am-5:30pm
This workshop is offered as part of a Techne Conflux, an extended training, development, exhibition or performance programme which aims to enhance research or intellectual skills, or facilitate the sharing of expertise amongst doctoral students in the arts and humanities.
Gathering a group of artists and performance makers, we build on our 2019 For Scenographics Techne Conflux events centred on practice as emboldening of systemic change. This symposium is around contexts and performances that engage urgent matters such as environmental and social justice, displacement of people, political imbalances and exclusions.Spaces of co-creation through art and performance offer sites for debate as well as materialisations of radical rethinking and renewed vitality towards resilient social and environmental well-being. The politics that are encountered through activist scenographic tactics pose questions about future stagings and their potential to challenge the status quo, proposing radical new methods. These can provoke a drive towards change through spatial, temporal, material and embodied experiences.Join us live or online - please see registration order form for options.Speakers include: