From vagrant scenographies to urban speculative gestures: a feminist turn

Shauna Janssen, Kristine Samson

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Abstract

What kinds of scenographies emerge when we work through a feminist lens, vis à vis embodied perspectives, with the situated nature of city spaces? In this paper we explore instances and becomings of urban scenography as both embodied and speculative gestures in the city.
Inspired by recent writings on contemporary performance design and scenographic practices that ask us to consider how the field has expanded (McKinney and Palmer, 2017) or is moving “beyond scenography” (Hann, 2019), in this performance lecture we situate scenography within notions of the vagrant (Arnold, 2013), speculative gestures and “ecologies of practices” (Stengers), sympoiesis (Haraway), and embodiment (Grosz) to rethink urban processes and the potential role that scenographic knowledge/sensibilities/practices can be methodologically utilized for urban research. Importantly, we are interested in drawing from critical feminist frameworks to explore the potentials of scenographic practices and reflect on the wider politics of spatial agency in the urban realm, and what it means to (un)make and transform space from these perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date10 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2019
EventPQ 2019: the prague quadriennial for Performance Design and Space - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 Jun 201916 Jun 2019

Seminar

SeminarPQ 2019: the prague quadriennial for Performance Design and Space
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period06/06/201916/06/2019

Keywords

  • Critical spatial practice
  • embodiment
  • affirmative ethics
  • feminist spatial practice
  • urban ecologies
  • Scenography
  • Scenography expanded
  • scenographics

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Janssen, S., & Samson, K. (2019). From vagrant scenographies to urban speculative gestures: a feminist turn. Paper presented at PQ 2019: the prague quadriennial for Performance Design and Space, Prague, Czech Republic.
Janssen, Shauna ; Samson, Kristine. / From vagrant scenographies to urban speculative gestures: a feminist turn. Paper presented at PQ 2019: the prague quadriennial for Performance Design and Space, Prague, Czech Republic.
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From vagrant scenographies to urban speculative gestures: a feminist turn. / Janssen, Shauna; Samson, Kristine.

2019. Paper presented at PQ 2019: the prague quadriennial for Performance Design and Space, Prague, Czech Republic.

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