In partnership with Theatrum Mundi, we are launching a research fellowship to investigate how sound and performance could become tools for urban design.
Whilst the disused Parisian railway depot known as Chapelle Charbon begins its transformation into an urban park and housing, the opera company MDPA – Alexandra Lacroix, composer Marta Gentilucci, and Theatrum Mundi, the research centre founded by Richard Sennett, are proposing an innovative in situ performance work to capture the history of this exceptional space, but also create new memories through its sonic and kinetic activation.
With its first major outcome culminating in a largescale public performance in 2020, this project is a long-term process of artistic creation but also of knowledge production. The Evens Foundation, in partnership with Theatrum Mundi, has initiated and commissioned research integrated into the project. This research is aimed at developing an understanding of how performance could offer a set of creative and participative tools to enrich in the relationship between people and a brand new public space. In other words, how performance could be a kind of urban design in itself.
We are seeking a researcher to embed themselves in this process. This is a unique opportunity to work on a project implying live urban change processes, artistic production, and critical reflection, collaborating with artists, citizens, and sociologists, including Professor Richard Sennett.
See the full call for applications here. Please send expressions of interest (CV and cover letter of up to 500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for expressions of interest 14 July 2019. Interviews 18 July 2019 in Paris.