Performances and other artworks in public space are classic sites for strategies of intervention. They leave behind the established spaces of art and, in turn, reach out to audiences in unfamiliar environments and in close proximity to everyday practices and conflicts. Theater practitioners and artists can, for example, go to specifically defined social contexts such as socially troubled areas, therapy groups, businesses, prisons, or hospitals to initiate and accompany transformation processes. The first international conference of the European Research Council’s project "The Aesthetics of Applied Theatre" will explore interdisciplinary possibilities for theorizing these different strategies and acts of intervention.
Time and Location
- Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1, 2014; the first event starts Friday at 1 p.m.
- Institute of Theater Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Grunewaldstr. 35, 12165 Berlin; train station: Rathaus Steglitz (S1, U9), Bus X83
- The event is open to the public, and admission is free. Advance registration is not required.
- Link to the conference schedule: http://www.applied-theatre.org/de/dates/conference-politics-applied-theatre-and-art-intervention