Talks, Publications and Interviews

Blue Skies - Bodies in Trouble: Talks and Lectures available online

The festival ›Blues Skies - Bodies in Trouble‹ from 2019 dealt with the growing impact of technology on life as we know it and the changes this brings to our bodies, our communities and the environment. The lectures and talks are available to see online.

Whistle While You Work
Fabio Neis

Whistle While You Work: Interview with Frances Chiaverini and Robyn Doty

We talked to Frances Chiaverini and Robyn Doty who initiated the project ›Whistle While You Work‹, a social justice project bringing to awareness sexism and abuses of power in the field of dance and performance.

Download: ARTIST Summit Publikation
Robin Junicke

ARTIST SUMMIT Publication

The artists’ group HOOD invited 30 dance practitioners to take part in a nine-day critical exchange at Zollverein – the ARTIST SUMMIT in the frame of the Dance Platform in Germany 2018. To give an insight into the event, HOOD created a publication which documents the material and immaterial outcomes of the encounter.

Platforms

IMPACT19 - Weaving Traces
Gestaltung: labor b designbüro Photo ©: Vlad Sokhin/laif

IMPACT

PACT’S yearly interactive symposium IMPACT brings together artists, practitioners, theoreticians and advanced students in the fields of dance, theatre, performance, visual arts, new media, film, music and architecture for a three day exchange engaging critically with the artistic strategies and working methods of three exceptional guest artists.

Blue Skies Bodies in trouble Körper in Aufruhr
Gestaltung: labor b designbüro

Blue Skies - Bodies in trouble

The growing impact of technology on life as we know it brings changes to our bodies, our communities and the environment – what can we do? How can we understand and shape these changes collectively? Over the course of five days, PACT and medienwerk.nrw shine an investigative light on active interdisciplinary perspectives on new narratives, speculative visions of the future and alternative practices in the company of international artists, scientists, activists, publicists, students and audience members.

1/2/8 Forschungsfestival
Photo ©: Christine Grosche

1/2/8 Forschungsfestival

In Spring 2017, PACT launched 1/2/8, a new, central and long-term research and development format with a special focus on the connection between knowledge and actions. The format offers substantial time and space for practices of cooperation between people, objects, space, technology and experimentation.

Urban Space

PACT Cafe
Photo ©: Dirk Rose

PACT Café

›PACT Café‹ is a friendly informal space where local families of all countries of origin can drop by for a hot drink and some good conversation whilst their children between the ages of 4 and 6 can join in playful dance and movement activities.

WerkStadt
Photo ©: Dirk Rose

WerkStadt

Initiated by PACT in close collaboration with the ›Arbeitskreis Kunst und Soziales‹ (Art and Social Engagement Working Group), the WerkStadt is a new local hub for open and ongoing communal discourse, activities and knowledge transfer.

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