Conferences and other events play an important role in pursuing PSi’s goals. They facilitate connections between scholars and practitioners working in different places in the world, they contribute to further development of our understanding of Performance Studies through sharing research outcomes and practices of research and creation, they promote diversity, they aim to support the career development of our members, and they strengthen connections with local initiatives and between local initiatives and our international community.
Conferences and other events play an important role in facilitating connections between scholars and practitioners working in different places in the world, and in further developing our understanding of the subjects we study and the work we create, as well as Performance Studies itself, from an international perspective. PSi conferences and other events aim to foster the development of Performance Studies in ways that are inclusive and allow those who are participating to transform what Performance studies can be. During the past years PSi conferences and events have been held around the world.
From its very beginning, PSi has not just aimed to establish the field of Performance Studies, but has constantly been invested in questioning and exploring what Performance Studies can actually be, how it is practiced, what its object of study is, and how Performance Studies relates to this object. PSi’s conferences and other gatherings move creatively between the discourse and practice of performance and actively explore new, often performative ways of staging interaction between theory and practice, the local and the global.
PSi conferences and other events aim to foster the development of Performance Studies in ways that are inclusive and allow those who are participating to transform what Performance studies can be. During the past years PSi conferences and events have been held around the world. Annual conferences took place across the U.S.A. and the U.K., in Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, Denmark, Croatia, Canada, the Netherlands and Shanghai. In addition to this, smaller scale Regional Research Clusters took place in Rijeka (Croatia), Vercelli (Italy), Santiago de Chile, Athens, Auckland, Berlin and Montemor-e-Novo (Portugal). In 2015, Fluid States takes PSi around the world with events in Panama, New Delhi (India), Dean’s Blue Hole (Bahama’s), Santorini (Greece), Cluj (Romania), Copenhagen and Nuuk (Greenland), Rarotonga (Cook Islands), Aomori (Japan), Monreal (Canada), Melbourne (Australia), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), and Manila (Philippines)
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PSi Working Groups bring together individual researchers and artists to exchange ideas about shared topics of interest. Working groups meet during the annual conferences, and may organize additional meetings and events throughout the year.
REGIONAL RESEARCH CLUSTERS
A PSi Regional Research Cluster is a smaller and less formal performance studies event arising in response to a need to bring people together without having to travel vast distances or provide for the needs of a larger conference.