Shared Practice @ PQ15

16 June, 2015

UPDATE: Images of Shared Practice can be found on the PQ15 Image Gallery On the 26th June the IFTR Theatre Architecture Working Group are holding an event called Shared Practice as part of the Architecture Section of this year's Prague Quadrennial. The event fuses theory and practice as well as art, architecture, performance and scenography. We wish to extend a warm welcome to all to join us on the day. To do so you will need to buy a PQ'15 accreditation pass (available on site). The event is otherwise free.


26th June 2015 

A day of public talks, video shorts, exhibitions, and performance interventions curated by Andrew Filmer and Juliet Rufford

Large Lecture Hall, 2nd floor, Clam Gallas Palace Husova 158/20, Prague 1


Andrew Filmer and Juliet Rufford – Welcome and Introduction

10.15 – 11.00am


Beth Weinstein – Shared Destabilizing Practices within Archi-Choreographic Collaborations

Jacek Dominiczak – Dialogic Sequences: From Distance to Touch to Caress

11.00am - 11.30am

Break and informal discussion  

11.30am – 12.20pm


Aliki Kylika, Kyveli Anastasiadi, Alex Schweder – The Viral Institute of Performance Architecture (VIPA)

Ephemera: Miljana Zeković, Višnja Žugić, Bojan Stojković, Vladan Perić and Jelena Mitrović – Waking Theory

Rachel Hann – Scenographic Architecture

12.20 – 1.00pm


Evelyn Furquim Werneck Lima – Factory, Street and Theatre in Brazil: Two Works by Lina Bo Bardi

Edvard Passos de Santana Neto – Staging Community in Salvador: O Compadre de Ogum as Site-Specific Theatre

1.00pm – 2.15pm

Lunch and informal discussion

2.15 – 2.55pm


Andrew Filmer – Framing Encounters: Users, Occupants, Spectators, Participants

Irene Liverani – Italiani_2001: A Sound Installation on Adolescence, Utopia and Its Loss

3.10 – 4.00pm


Jorge Palinhos and Maria Carneiro – Documenting Architecture through Performance

Gilson Moraes Motta – Performance and Utopy: The Performance Collective ‘Daily Heroes’

Jeff Stark – A Brief Guide to The Secret Dinner Party Project

Hari Marini – The Falling Shift: Exploring the Spatial Manifestation of Time

4.00 – 4.30pm

Break and informal discussion

4.30 – 5.15pm


Cathy Turner – Theatricality and the Bauhaus Project

Andrew Todd – Totally, Walter: Ground-up and Top-down Approaches to Crafting Theatre Space from the Bauhaus to Today

5.15 – 5.45pm

Chaired audience discussion reflecting on the day

5.45 - 7pm

THEATRE & ARCHITECTURE Book Launch and Drinks Reception

Andrew Todd in conversation with Juliet Rufford, author of Theatre & Architecture (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)


Throughout the day, there will be a chance to view images and artifacts associated with New York artist Jeff Stark’s THE SECRET DINNER PARTY PROJECT: a series of activist performances that make unauthorized use of public and private spaces in the city

At key junctures, the performance collective PartSuspended will stage THE FALLING SHIFT: a performance intervention exploring the spatial manifestation of time

In the early evening, there will be a chance to view TIME – PLACE – PERFORMANCE: an exhibition of photography documenting the theatre architecture of 2014 Stirling Prize winners Haworth Tompkins Architects


In co-operation with Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space


Prague Quadrennial

Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is a unique event presenting work in performance design from all over the world through exhibitions, performances and workshops. Since edition in 2003 we are exploring and presenting scenography as an expanded field that includes many forms of performance design. The theme of Prague Quadrennial 2015 is SharedSpace: Music Weather Politics. Our aim is to explore scenography as SharedSpace – performative space that influences relationships between people, space that provides room for relating, place for conflict and sharing – sharing of ideas, stories, and of social responsibilities.

PQ is organised and funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and realised by the Arts and Theatre Institute.


PQ takes place with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.


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