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Situating Critical Performance Design Practices in the City

A 4th Space Residency

Date & time
Monday, November 1, 2021 –
Friday, November 5, 2021
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

This event is free


Shauna Janssen


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Image credits: Mira Baba & Eduardo Pérez Infante

In collaboration with a team of Concordia graduate researchers, Dr. Shauna Janssen, Concordia University Research Chair in Performative Urbanism, is leading an experimental research-creation residency. Over the course of five days the team will engage collectively—and publicly— with performance design as an inclusive body of critical urban spatial practices. Conceived as a transhemispheric studio, the residency brings together interdisciplinary artist-researchers, designers and scholars, located on four continents - North America, South America, Europe, and Oceania - working across the fields of Performance Studies, Design, Architecture and Scenography, Urbanism and Activism. Our open lab activities will take the form of remote and in situ a/synchronous salons, networking sessions, workshops, and live broadcasts.

The project is funded by a Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant, and the Concordia University Research Chair in Performative Urbanism.

Come by to view the residency's installation anytime between 10-6, Monday to Friday!

For questions, please email  

Thursday, November 4, from 4 - 6 pm

Join us in person for PULSE's public event Performing Grounds: Unsettling Cultural Landscapes!

Performing Grounds: Unsettling Cultural Landscapes gathering that invites thinkers, designers and artists from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific (Moana Nui a Kiwa) and Turtle Island (Canada) to share their indigenous knowledges and reparative approaches to unsettling and reconfiguring grounds for performing identities, technologies and stories. The event is hosted by PULSE in association with the IFTR  Theatre & Architecture Working Group  as part of the 4th Space Residency program, Concordia University, Tiohtià:ke/ Montreal.

Performing Grounds: Unsettling Cultural Landscapes est une rencontre virtuelle qui invite des penseurs et penseuses, concepteurs et conceptrices et artistes de Aotearoa Nouvelle-Zélande, d’Australie, du Pacifique (Moana Nui a Kiwa) et de l’île de la Tortue (Canada) à partager leur savoir autochtone et leurs approches réparatrices pour décoloniser et reconfigurer le terrain pour la présentation d’identités, de technologies et d’histoires. L’événement est présenté par PULSE  en association avec le groupe de travail Théâtre et architecture de l’IFTR dans le cadre du programme de Résidence Espace 4 de l’Université Concordia, Tiohtià:ke/Montréal.

There is a max capacity of 25 audience members in the space. Admission to the event will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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