With a heavy heart, we decided to postpone our conference "Learning for the future" planned for 21 to 23 May 2020 due to the corona virus pandemic.
We are working on finding a new date for the conference in the first half of 2021 and hope that the response will remain as great and lively as it has been so far. Many young artists have responded to our Open Call for performative interventions. Over 20 projects by young artists and artist collectives from Finland, Poland, China, Austria, Russia, Switzerland and other countries have applied. We find it particularly difficult to cancel them.
Surely what we are all experiencing now will be reflected in a future conference. New questions will arise for society and theatre when this crisis is overcome.
We would like to thank you! You have contributed with great dedication to the creation of a great programme. We hope you will be there in 2021 as well! Please, let´s keep in touch and let´s make our future plans as soon we will be able to do so.
Prof. Hans-Jürgen Drescher, on behalf of whole team
What will theater look like in 2030?
The effects from social and political developments don't spare even theater – and it should react. So what will the future of theater be like and how will education have to be adapted for this kind of theater? What questions, challenges and visions will open up for the performing arts? How can the next generation of artists empower themselves to shape their own future?
The conference wants to reflect upon the future of theater and upon the education for theater. Together, students and teachers from Europe, as well as performers and experts from different disciplines, are going to share their knowledge and examine possible futures within laboratory formats. The main topics of the conference are internationality, diversity, gender, inclusion and digitisation.