How might a contemporary institution be designed and performed?
Has the time come for Performance Design to (de/re)institutionalize as an independent academic post-disciplinary research field and artistic paradigm that resists conventional organizations?
These were some of the questions asked at the 3rd International Performance Design Symposion held in Fara Sabina, a small town on a mountain hill outside Rome in Italy.
7 researchers and teachers participated in the event from performancedesign at Roskilde University. We had some fruitful discussions on how institutions – museums, theaters, universities, academies and cultural venues – could be performed. Among the proposals were Performance Design as education of Desire, Performance Design as Nomad Knowledge and The Institution as Structures of Care.
After three days of intense workshops, the initial proposals were enacted and performed collectively in the scenic surroundings of Teatro Potlach and Fara Sabina.