Performance Philosophy Conference 2021

The University of the Arts Helsinki will host the Performance Philosophy network’s fifth biennial conference. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic the PPP2021 conference is postponed by one year, to 15-18 June 2022.


  • Postponement of the PPP2021 Conference

    The Performance Philosophy 2021 conference committee has discussed the future of the Performance Philosophy Problems – How does performance philosophy collaborate? conference. The conference committee has made a hard decision and unfortunately, it has decided to postpone the event by one year, to 15-18 June 2022.

Performance Philosophy Problems

How does performance philosophy collaborate?


The conference is held in central Helsinki in the facilities of Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy, Helsinki Music Centre and Oodi library.

Performance Philosophy parties

At the end of the two conference days, participants are provided an opportunity to meet local artists and activists and relax at PP parties hosted by independent cultural and art organisations at their facilities around the city. Each party includes a series of performances and a dinner.

Conference committee

Esa Kirkkopelto, Professor, Lund University (Chair); Mika Elo, Professor, Uniarts Helsinki; Tero Heikkinen, Postdoctoral Researcher, Uniarts Helsinki; Mieko Kanno, Professor, Uniarts Helsinki; Tuija Kokkonen, Professor, Uniarts Helsinki; Tero Nauha, Professor, Uniarts Helsinki; Laura Wahlfors, Postdoctoral Researcher, Uniarts Helsinki

  • Organising team

    Riitta Pasanen-Willberg, Conference Manager; Ilpo Heikkinen, Technical Manager; Johanna Rauhaniemi, Coordinator

  • Core conveners of Performance Philosophy network

    Meghan Moe Beitiks, Hilan Bensusan, Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Luciana da Costa Dias, Will Daddario, Stuart Grant, Wade Hollingshaus, Einav Katan-Schmid, Esa Kirkkopelto, Alice Koubová, Alice Lagaay, Ramona Mosse, Theron Schmidt, Anna Street, Naomi Woo, Mi You


In matters about conference content, contact Esa Kirkkopelto: In practical matters, contact: