Talks, Publications and Interviews

Blue Skies - Bodies in Trouble: Talk ›Life Science - Life Writing‹

How do new possibilities for human life that have been enabled by biomedical advances lead to marginal experiences? For example, how do people feel who are alive today thanks to reproductive medicine? The research training group of the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz ›Life Sciences, Life Writing: Borderline experiences of human life‹ is situated between biomedical explanations and life experience. In short talks, three doctoral candidates offer individual insights into the focal aspects.

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.

ARTIST Summit Publikation
Robin Junicke


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.


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


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 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

Photo ©: Dirk Rose


›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.

Photo ©: Dirk Rose


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.