An Open Window for uprising

”Uppsaliensare och lundensare kommer att finna, att deras kamrater
i Göteborg försvinner i gatubilden. Våra vänner från Stockholm kommer förgäves
att spana efter prinsessor av blodet. Det enda vi kan erbjuda är ett fönster som alltid
står öppet mot världen. Det fönstret släpper in ett luftdrag som tycks vara hälsosamt för
frihetens och upproriskhetens bakterier.”

An old quote from the earlier days of the University of Gothenburgs  history,, goes something like; We were not the largest or biggest (like the ivy-covered ones in Lund and Uppsala and we are not looking for blue blood, –  like the Stockholm dito, instead they state that ” The only we can offer is a window that always is OPEN  to the world. That window allows a draft that seems to be healthy for the bacteria of freedom and uprising”

From the History of The University of Gothenburg 

(Well dear forerunners,  we promise we will do our best!)

Open communication

Busy preparing for the streaming sessions that will take place in the Academic Choir session..

A lot of stuff in The Lindgren Room, the Gunnar Lindgren Room…

It is an OPEN Ensemble because

OPEN as in

  • Open to what will emerge in the interactions between us all, in our drama/theatre field ”characterised by postbinary commitment to activity (rather than structures), process(rather than fixity),action (rather than representation), collectiveness (rather than individualism), reflexivity (rather than self-consciousness)  Kershaw and Nicholson
  • Open to a before and an after. The conference has already started, every meeting, talk, feedback we have got so far has had an impact on our conference, we will also weave in voices from the IDIERI conference that takes place in New Zealand,  as well as the voices from the weaving committe that will pick up threads even after the conference.
  • Open to new forms of organising where we can open up and get rid  of limiting binaries between theory – practice, formal -informal. All very counterproductive to research in general and applied dramaresearch in particular.
  • Open to related fields, fields with a relational reach from the drama/theatre, like those presented on the podcasts. A slightly different difference that might make a difference to our understanding. A difference that Nora Bateson most likely knows a lot about.
  • Open to the Not So Nordic, one example being the Glocal Mirror and another one the Weaving Committee

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