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Political economy and contemporary performance practices

Political Economy and Contemporary Performance Practices’ is the first of three events of the Performance and Political Economy: Bodies, Politics, and Well-Being in the 21st Century online Research Seminar Series. The series’ main aim is to examine timely issues regarding the relationship between bodies, politics, and well-being through interdisciplinary dialogues between researchers, industry professionals, and stakeholders from the arts, politics, and health and well-being. It invites ten international speakers in three curated, interlinked, dialogical events.

Dr Katerina Paramana, who curated and organised this research seminar series says: "Join us to hear from these fantastic speakers. We will start each event with short presentations by the speakers, engage in dialogue, and then open to you for questions."

This first event examines the relation between contemporary performances practices and political economy, its effects, and the insights they can offer to one another. It brings into dialogue the following speakers:

Alvin Li, Curator, Tate Modern

• Peter Thomas, Professor of Political Thought, Brunel University London

• Tara Fatehi Irani, Artist and Writer

• Louise Owen,  Lecturer in Theatre, Birkbeck, University of London


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This series contributes to the work of the Performance, Cultures and Politics Research Group and is supported by the Research Seminar Series Award 2022-23 and the Department of Arts and Humanities, Brunel University London.