PQ knowledge exchange platform

In partnership with several international online open-source publications, PQ is creating a knowledge exchange platform that will be a space for sharing essential findings and ideas and an open dialogue connecting practice, research, and theory.

Tangible Territory Journal

The Tangible Territory Journal (TT journal) brings together voices from several different disciplines (arts, design, science, philosophy, architecture, etc.) united by their interest in sensory perception and embodiment. It was conceived by the artist Tereza Stehlikova in November 2020 to respond to the pandemic, which accelerated the shift towards virtualisation of human experience. The desire was to create a platform to discuss some of these concerns and find a creative way to respond to the new challenges. It is published bi-annually (autumn and spring) and is open to submissions while also featuring established artists and thinkers.

Tereza Stehlíková is an artist and lecturer who spent several years researching multi-sensory aesthetics in moving image and performance. She is originally from Prague but has lived in the UK for the past three decades. She decided to start TT journal because of the sudden cultural vacuum created by the pandemic. She was keen to create a space where ideas, creative responses and reflections could be shared and used to “make sense of the world through all our senses.” The project is connected with an initiative called Sensing Place, which will also include workshops and residences in South Bohemia.

ASCENDING

Published bi-annually by an international volunteer team of editors, ASCENDING is a global platform for emerging artists working across performance disciplines seeking to give voice to the dynamic work of the next generation of designers, artisans, makers and storytellers. ASCENDING publishes articles on performance design, scenography, and visual dramaturgy written in various formats, including artist features, industry perspectives, and peer-reviewed research.

ASCENDING was founded in 2019 by Brad Caleb Lee, an Alabama born visual dramaturge and designer now living in Cardiff, UK, after serving as Program Coordinator for PQ 2019. The publication is produced by an international team of editors working across design disciplines, including Aziza Kadyri, Sandra Nikač, Jyles Rodgers, and Lily Wieland. Find more information about the ASCENDING team here.

Theatralia

Theatralia: Journal of Theatre Studies is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and theory issued by Masaryk University since 2009. The journal focuses on previously overlooked and unexplored theatre history and theory areas, especially in the Czech cultural context. The thematic scope of issued papers covers all the aspects of theatre performance and its production, historical and theoretical issues, and interdisciplinary topics. Particular importance is assigned to the progressive tendencies in both the practical theatre-making and its theoretical reflection. The individual contributions vary from large-scale analytical studies to minor genres such as book reviews and reports on exciting events to unpublished sources (e.g. archival materials). Each journal’s issue focuses on a specific topic, and texts variates in many languages (including English and German). 

Editor-in-Chief is Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, whose work focuses on the staging practice of opera and the analysis of performance art. 

Ecoscenography

Ecoscenography.com is an online platform curated by Tanja Beer for theatre artists and designers who are interested in the emerging concept of ‘Ecoscenography’ (ecological design for performance). The site features content that explores ways of bringing an ecological focus to the performing arts, both in scholarship and in practice. The platform seeks to be a hub for all things ‘eco’ in theatre and performance design, with opportunities to forefront leading practitioners and thinkers that are driving this emerging field into the mainstream.

Dr Tanja Beer is an ecoscenographer, community artist, educator and researcher (currently Senior Lecturer in Design, Griffith University, Australia) who is passionate about co-creating social gathering spaces that accentuate the interconnectedness of the more-than-human world. Originally trained as a performance designer and theatre maker, Tanja’s work increasingly crosses many disciplines, often collaborating with landscape architects, urban ecologists, horticulturists and placemakers to inspire communication and action on environmental issues. To assist in the curation of the new PQ knowledge Exchange Platform, Tanja is joined by emerging theatre maker Monique Roy (Queensland University of Technology).