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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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Performance Philosophy Amsterdam

The organization of the 4th biennial conference Performance Philosophy Amsterdam consists of:

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.

Suzanne Knip-Mooij

studied Theatre Studies and Philosophy in Amsterdam (NL), where she works since 2015 as a lecturer and researcher. Taking a phenomenological approach to Theatre and Performance studies, she is working on a PhD project on tragic spectatorship and apophatic performance analysis. Since 2016 she has been contributing as external examiner and advisor to the educational programme of DAS, Master of Theatre (Amsterdam University of the Arts).

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.
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