Dynamics of Interweaving Performance Cultures


After ten years of research, the International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures" hosts its final conference with keynotes and lectures by outstanding scholars from around the globe, among them Homi K. Bhabha, Walter Mignolo, and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o. The conference's main topics are Generating Knowledge and Epistemologies of Performance Cultures.

Accordingly, the focus lies on research questions such as how processes of interweaving between performance cultures generate knowledge and how culturally divergent knowledge systems and theories of knowledge can be acknowledged, investigated, and even methodologically interwoven. Questioning the dominant knowledge practice of academic lecturing from an artistic perspective, the internationally renowned artist Rabih Mroué will present his 'non-academic lecture' entitled "Sand In The Eyes."



21 Jun, 6 pm, Pariser Platz (Plenarsaal)
Opening with a keynote by Homi K. Bhabha: "Dignity in Extremis. The Ethics and Epistemology of Displacement"

22 – 23 Jun, 10 am – 6 pm / 24 Jun, 9 am –1 pm, Hanseatenweg (Clubraum)
Conference panels, a.o. with lectures by Walter Mignolo, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and Erika Fischer-Lichte

23 Jun, 7 pm, Hanseatenweg (Clubraum)
Book presentation: Regiekunst heute. Stimmen und Positionen aus China (edited by Tian Mansha and Torsten Jost)

22 Jun, 8 pm, Hanseatenweg (Studio)
Rabih Mroué: 'Non-academic Lecture' "Sand In The Eyes"


Full programme

21 — 24 Jun 2018

In English

Free admission


Tel.: (030) 200 57-1000
E-Mail: ticket@adk.de