How can performance shape our use and understanding of public space?
Who is represented through public performative events?
What does publicness mean in a global community?
The issue of publicness, particularly the discussion of how public space is constructed, used and understood, continues to be an area of growing interest. Theories and initiatives that aim to define the needs and parameters of the public realm are developed by practitioners in numerous disciplines, such as those working with the built environment, social policy, psychology, community development and business management.
This second event in the Talks series explores the idea of how the public and institutions work together to create performative events. Drawing on Bojana Cvejićs Spatial Confessions and Claire Tancons Up Hill Down Hall – An Indoor Carnival events, this discussion looks at some of the political aspects of public performance and how performance can engage diverse voices, often enabling under-represented views to come to light.
Join us to discover how engagement between the public and institutions often has unexpected outcomes and effects. Speakers include curator, writer and researcher Claire Tancons, political theorist Chantal Mouffe, Spanish artist Santiago Sierra and Jen Harvie, Professor of Contemporary Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary, University of London.