Organization profile

Organisation profile

Visual culture and performance design

The research group "Visual culture and performance design" conducts research in the cognitive and experiential potentials of complex media forms within the broad field of cultural production.

The aim is to contribute to the understanding of the particularity of various expressive forms and their contextual basis. The group investigates practical as well as theoretical problems pertaining to the design, actualization, analysis, and evaluation of different types of cultural products and experiences. The ambition is to develop and strengthen RUC's position in this field of research, nationally and internationally.

The research group retains a methodical pluralism but unites in the engagement with central concepts such as body and space, cognition and creativity, taste and style, emotions and fantasy, fascination and mediation. Another commonality is the engagement in the development of new, experimental methods in the study of the experiences and pleasures of the audience.

The interdisciplinary outlook of the group's research derives from the fact that the members have special competences in different fields of study: visual pedagogy, dramaturgy, film studies, philosophy, photography, graphic design, linguistics, literary studies, art history, modern culture, museum studies, music studies, psychology, and rhetorics. In addition, almost all of the members have practical experience not only as presenters of their research but also as active performers/producers in their respective fields.

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Projects 2006 2019

Research Output 2000 2018

Front-line Employee-Based Experience Innovation in Tourism

Jensen, J. F. & Sørensen, F. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Integrating Service, Innovation and Experience Research. Scupola, A. & Fuglsang, L. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Performance Design: International Research, Practice and Education

Svabo, C. 2018 (In preparation) In : Theatre and Performance Design.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Performance Design as Education of Desire

Pedersen, M. H. & Petersen, F. B. 25 Jan 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conference



Anatolia Silver Research Paper Award

Flemming Sørensen (Recipient) & Jens Friis Jensen (Recipient), 28 May 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Best Paper Award (Regina Schlüter Recognition Award)

Jens Friis Jensen (Recipient) & Flemming Sørensen (Recipient), 9 Jun 2017

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Activities 2003 2017

Performativ Urbanisme - Krop, Oplevelse, Deltagelse

Samson, K. (Speaker)
3 Nov 2017

Activity: Lecture and oral contribution


Kunst i det offentlige rum er alt andet end kunst i det offentlige rum

Samson, K. (Speaker)
1 Mar 2017

Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

Event as Dissent in Art and Design

Samson, K. (Organizer), Thomas Markussen (Organizer)
6 Apr 2017

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course