Who organises all of this? Well... 



INTERVENTION! INTOXICATION? is a research festival and conference organised by Stichting Performance Philosophy Amsterdam and commisioned by the international research network Performance Philosophy. We collaborate with the Department of Theatre Studies, University of Amsterdam, and Flemish Cultural Centre De Brakke Grond.





Performance Philosophy

Performance Philosophy (2012) is an international research network for the field of Performance Philosophy. The network is open to all researchers concerned with the relationship between performance & philosophy.

Performance Philosophy is concerned with all aspects of the relationship between philosophy and performance, including the ideas of “performance as philosophy” and “philosophy as performance”.

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Stichting Performance Philosophy Amsterdam


INTERVENTION! INTOXICATION? is organised by: 
Ricarda Franzen studied Allgemeine Rhetorik and Romanische Philologie in Tübingen (DE) and Dramaturgy in Amsterdam (NL). She teaches dramaturgy at the University of Amsterdam, and at the acting school in Arnhem, ArtEZ, and works on a PhD on sound archives and performing arts. As the coordinator of the International Master Dramaturgy, she organizes international exchanges and events. Ricarda also works as a freelance dramaturg most notably with German radio drama maker Robert Schoen.

Ivana Ivkovic studied philosophy at the University of Tilburg (NL) and worked at the University of Brussels (BE) and Tilburg. In 2008, she was a visiting scholar at the New School for Social Research in New York. Since 2011 she is running a bureau for contemporary philosophy No Wishful Thinking, where she writes for Dutch media, organizes philosophical events and teaches, while she works on a PhD on Agamben.

Sophie van Balen studied philosophy at the University of East Anglia and Amsterdam. Since 2013, she works as an organizer of big public philosophy events, and is the chair of the board of the philosophy café Felix & Sofie. She is the initiator of the project #ikschrijf, aiming to stimulate participation of female thinkers in the public debate, writes for the monthly Filosofie Magazine and teaches at the University of Amsterdam.

Want to join our team? Get in touch with us via info@performancephilosophy-amsterdam.nl

Further, we are happy and proud to announce the members of the board:
Kati Röttger - chairman
Leon Heuts - secretary
Ricarda Franzen - treasurer.

De Brakke Grond

Flemish Cultural Centre De Brakke Grond houses INTERVENTION! INTOXICATION? and collaborates with us on artistic and professional grounds, as well as marketing. 

Visit De Brakke Grond’s website.

University of Amsterdam, Theatre Studies, ASCA

The Department of Theatre Studies hosts both the organising team as well as part of the progam of INTERVENTION! INTOXICATION? The University of Amsterdam supports this conference in various ways. Find more information on the supporting research schools  here soon.

Visit the website of Theatre Studies.
Visit the website of ASCA

Special Collaborator


Suzanne Knip-Mooij is a researcher, writer and lecturer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is currently conducting PhD research on apophatic aesthetics and performance analysis. Her research interests include performance and performativity, tragic spectatorship, apophaticism and continental phenomenology. Knip-Mooij is affiliated with Theatre Studies, University of Amsterdam and DAS Theatre, Amsterdam University of the Arts, as a researcher, lecturer and advisor. She holds a rMA in Art Studies, a BA in Theatre Studies and Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam.