7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
14th January, 2016
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s annual Intersections Conference is taking place on the 14th and 15th January 2016. Led by the Research Degrees community at Central, Intersections seeks to engage with current theoretical and conceptual discourses in performance research, not only to highlight the diverse research interests at Central, but also to host a range of international scholars from a variety of backgrounds and institutions, addressing points of intersection between disciplines, fields and modes of research.
Panels are composed of researchers whose papers may potentially speak to each other, not within the confines of perceived fields of performance (as defined by genres of performance, for example), but through concepts, concerns and issues which may be common to a wide range of researchers in performance, including crossing boundaries between practice-as-research and so-called ‘conventional’ research.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Practice (…) Research”, investigating the blurring boundaries of the practicing researcher. Everybody has a practice. Performing, curating, producing, writing, thinking, theorising. Whether you write about it or whether you do it – and arguably if you write about you are also doing something – practice is central to research in drama, theatre and performance.