PSi Summer School #0.5

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PSi Summer School #0.5

Call for Participants
PSi #23 OverFlow
Hamburg, Germany

Title: PSi Summer School #0.5
Contact details: PSi Future Advisory Board (FAB); email:
Structure and Schedule: A pre-conference outing in Hamburg (7th; Wed) and a 2-hour workshop per conference day for three days (8th-10th; Thu-Sat)

The PSi Future Advisory Board calls for applications to an inaugural summer school to coincide with PSi #23 in Hamburg. PSi Summer School #0.5 will bring together scholars, artists, and activists over the course of four days and in an intensive series of activities directed at thinking through, working with, and creating anew pressing issues and rising trends in performance studies. We propose the interval ‘0.5’ in the title as a gesture to the temporality in which the summer school happens, in between conferences, but also, and perhaps more centrally, to the fertility of the unfinished, the incomplete, and the “not-yet here” (Muñoz 2009). This inaugural edition will therefore take the themes of Performance Climates (PSi #22 Melbourne) and OverFlow as the frame for our discussions.

PSi Summer School #0.5 will include four sessions: one fieldwork outing into Hamburg facilitated by German activist and scholar Oliver Kontny and the PSi Future Advisory Board, and three workshops led by performance studies scholars. The outing will be organised in conjunction with activists and residents of the city and will touch on ecological and refugee activism and their local enactments. The workshops will follow up with some of the central concerns raised during the initial outing. Each workshop leader will tackle these issues through their own scholarly, cultural, and political positioning. Workshop leaders will include Jazmin Llana (De La Salle University, Manila), Sean Metzger (University of California, Los Angeles), and Caroline Wake (University of New South Wales, Australia).

The Future Advisory Board (FAB) is a PSi initiative that aims to bring together graduate students and early career scholars and artists worldwide, and increase visibility of the diversity of Performance Studies. Current members include Felipe Cervera, Shawn Chua, João Florêncio, Eero Laine, and Evelyn Wan.


  • Current graduate students, recent PhD graduates (last 3 years) including post-doctoral researchers and junior faculty, independent scholars and artists are welcome to apply.
  • Participants should be able to commit to the entire program including the pre-conference day (participants should plan to arrive before noon on 7th June).
  • Applicants must be current PSi Members and will need to register for the conference.

The Summer School is offered without additional charges

To apply, please submit the following materials by March 1st, 2017 to

  • One page CV/resume
  • Personal Statement (no more than 500 words)
  • Proof of PSi membership

Participants will be notified of acceptance by March 20th, 2017.