Performance and Civic Engagement

  • Ananda Breed
  • Tim Prentki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ananda Breed, Tim Prentki
    Pages 1-16
  3. Politicising Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Ananda Breed, Tim Prentki
      Pages 19-24
    3. Tim Prentki
      Pages 25-39
    4. Gary Anderson, Lena Šimić
      Pages 69-88
    5. Ananda Breed
      Pages 89-98
  4. Applying Digital Agency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Ananda Breed, Tim Prentki
      Pages 101-105
    3. Misha Myers
      Pages 107-133
    4. Hannah Nicklin
      Pages 135-158
    5. Christina Papagiannouli
      Pages 187-203
    6. Ananda Breed
      Pages 205-212
  5. Performing Landscapes

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 309-312

About this book


This book explores 'civic engagement' as a politically active encounter between institutions, individuals and art practices that addresses the public sphere on a civic level across physical and virtual spaces. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, it tracks across the overlapping discourses of politics, cultural geography and performance, investigating how and why physical and digital spaces can be analysed and utilized to develop new art forms that challenge traditional notions of how performance is political and how politics are performative. Across three sections - Politicising Communities, Applying Digital Agency and Performing Landscapes and Identities - the ten chapters and three interviews cover a wide variety of international perspectives, all informed by innovative ways of addressing the current crisis of social fragmentation through performance. Providing access to many debates on the theory and practice of new media, this book is of significance to readers from a broad set of academic disciplines, including politics, sociology, geography, and performance studies.


Participation Community Policy making Theatre Community arts Applied performance

Editors and affiliations

  • Ananda Breed
    • 1
  • Tim Prentki
    • 2
  1. 1.University of East LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of WinchesterWinchesterUnited Kingdom

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