TaPRA 2022, 12–14 September, University of Essex, Documenting Performance Working Group CfP: Use and mis-use

Deadline: April 1, 2022
In her critique of utilitarianism as an educational framework, Sara Ahmed writes that the ‘project of queering use does not aim to create distances from use but to inhabit use all the more. We might respond to the problem of instrumentalism not by rejecting the idea of useful knowledge but by calling for knowledge that is useful to others, with this “to” being an opening, an invitation, a connection’ (2019: 222). TaPRA Documenting Performance Working Group call for papers and...

Documenting Performance Field Trip: Collectivity and Transformation in the Archive

Deadline: May 18, 2022
Event date and venue: 18 May 2022, 10am–4pm at MayDay Rooms, London *Please note the date of this event has changed in support of the strike action happening on the original date.* This gathering of the Documenting Performance Working Group approaches questions of archiving and materiality, particularly of marginal and activist cultures and histories. Extending our ongoing conversations (‘Wayward Temporalities’, 2019; ‘Speculation and Fabulation’, 2021), in this event the...

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