Performing Otherness conference

Platform of European Theatre Academies
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:00 to Friday, November 17, 2017 - 17:00
Theatre Academy
Ticket sales begin 27.10.2017 11:00
Free entry

The Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki and Latvian Academy of Culture
in collaboration with the International Theatre Festival Baltic Circle present:

Performing Otherness conference, November 16-17, 2017.

Otherness is a complex, contested, and slippery context with a long history in many different academic disciplines, e.g. philosophy, psychology, literature, cultural studies, political sciences, and arts. During the two conference days, Otherness is examined from multiple angles in student presentations, keynote lectures, and a panel discussion focusing on question such as

•                    Whose stories are told and how?

•                    How can Otherness be performed and represented responsibly and ethically?

•                    What has political correctness to do with art, if anything?

Keynote lectures by Jamila Johnston-Small, Teemu Mäki, and Tiina Rosenberg.

Evening program on Thursday: Play Rape, Whiteness on Display Club Night

Panel discussion “Freedom of Art and Responsible Representation” on Friday November 17. Panelists include: Jamie MacDonald, Teemu Mäki, Tiina Rosenberg

Registration: by 10th of November

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Conference is part of the Platform of European Theatre Academies (Pl.ETA / project and it is supported by Creative Europe

Conference takes place at The Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki
(Haapaniemenkatu 6, 00530 Helsinki)