Bobby Smith is organising an online symposium 'Theatre and Development Partnerships'. The event will examine partnerships involving researchers, practitioners, donors and communities from the Global North and South and reflect on how we establish more equal, interconnected and mutually beneficial global partnerships in Theatre for Development (TfD) and applied and socially-engaged performance projects.
The symposium will ask:
- What are the implications of the recent 'global turn' in development studies for those of us involved in theatre and performance projects that relate to development outcomes?
- Might the renewed focus 'global partnerships', as outlined by the Sustainable Development Goals, offer new possibilities to work together? Or is it just more of the same empty rhetoric?
- In terms of attempts to create more equal and mutually beneficial projects, what might success look like?
To join the symposium, or to find out more, please contact Bobby. Proposals for contributions are due 23rd April, and you can find the Call for Papers here:
A one-day interdisciplinary conference to be held on Saturday 12th February 2022, University of Warwick
Keynote Speaker: Professor Helen Cowie, Professor of Early Modern History, University of York