Brno, Czech Republic

Politics and Aesthetics of the Common: cultural performances and public sphere

when 31 August 2017 - 3 September 2017
language English
duration 1 week

The proposed international interdisciplinary workshop is organized by the Department of Theatre Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in partnership with the Palacký University in Olomouc and the University of Warsaw.
The workshop is focused on relations between cultural performative actions and rituals and the public sphere. Methods from theatre and performance studies, cultural studies and anthropology are taken as a starting point for interdisciplinary exploration of the topic.
Three mixed Czech and Polish working groups will spend three days of intensive collaboration to share knowledge on a) anthropology of protest movements and it’s the theatricality, b) ethnographic field work and participatory communal activities, and on c) aesthetical (theatrical) framing of social conflicts. All three themes will be introduced by a keynote from an expert and reflected in final general discussion. More information and applications at

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