Performative Urbanism

Shauna Janssen (Organizer), Samson, K. (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


What performance design methods are needed to manifest participatory and meaningful engaged modes of urbanism; for overcoming existing disciplinary borders in urban planning and design; for mobilizing collective investments in place, galvanizing action, and addressing urgent urban issues?

· Reciprocally, what lessons for performance design practice can we learn from recent and past histories of urban planning and design?

· What impact does scenography, overflowing from the prescribed stage into the city, have on the social and spatial production of urban commons?

· How can expanded scenographic knowledge/sensibilities/practices be methodologically utilized for critical urban research in order to mediate and understand our experience of smart (intelligent) and sustainable cities?

This project is funded by a Concordia University Research Chair and SSHRC Insight Development Grant

PrincipIe Investigator: Dr Shauna Janssen
Period8 Nov 2018
Event typeSeminar
LocationMontreal, Canada
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Performative urbanism
  • situated knowledge
  • spatial practices
  • urbanism
  • performance
  • performance design