Symposium: Transcultural Practices in Postmigrant Theatre and School

Method Mixing as Transmission

23 January 2020 | 13:00-18:30, University of Copenhagen, Søndre Campus


At the end of the three-year project Transcultural Practices in Postmigrant Theatre and School – Method Mixing as Transmission, we would like to conclude with a symposium to present and discuss our case studies and research results with our cooperation partners and external guests. The aim of this symposium is to reflect on the methodology for the analysis of transcultural practices that was developed in this project and to discuss its relevance in current academic and socio-political discourses around migration and aesthetic formation and education.
The project was designed as a transdisciplinary ethnographic study. On a methodological and theoretical level, we worked with approaches from New Materialism/Material Feminism and Artistic Research Practices. We extended conventional ethnographic field research methods such as participatory observation, drawing from approaches such as sound studies and sensory ethnography to capture aspects of hearing and sound, looking and images, analyzing the situativity and materiality of concrete assemblages of bodies, sounds, space, and experience that we encountered in the field.

The following participants, among others, have been reflecting upon the project: Birgit Althans (Düsseldorf), Elise v. Bernstorff (Hamburg), Melissa van Drie (Copenhagen), Rolf Großmann (Lüneburg), Carla J. Maier (Copenhagen), Hoger Schulze (Copenhagen), Janna Wieland (Hamburg).

See also: Arenen transkultureller Bildung: Resonanzen / Interferenzen. Paragrana Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie, Volume 28, Issue 2 (Oct 2019)