Conference: Space, Place and the Performance of Democracy

Path to the Possible

CALL FOR PAPERS, PROPOSALS, PROVOCATIONS, PERFORMANCES

ARTAUD FORUM 2015

Contested Exchanges: Space, Place and the Performance of Democracy

Fri 27 – Sun 29 March 2015

VENUE: Artaud Centre, Brunel University London

HOST: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences, Brunel University London

KEYNOTES INCLUDE:
John Parkinson (Professor of Policy and Democracy, University of Warwick)
Davina Cooper (Professor of Law and Political Theory, University of Kent)

“Participation is an issue that has everything to do with the physical city and its design. For example, in the ancient polis, the Athenians put the semi-circular theatre to political use; this architectural form provided good acoustics and a clear view and of speakers in debates; moreover, it made the perception of other people’s responses during debates possible. In modern times, we have no similar model of democratic space – certainly no clear imagination of an urban democratic space.” (Richard Sennett, The Open City, URBAN…

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