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Professor Nicolas Whybrow is retiring early at the end of October 2020 owing to recent ill health. He is a long-time member of Theatre and Performance Studies at Warwick, joining in February 2004. A former Head of School (2014-2017), Nicolas taught across a range of modules, most notably Performance and the Contemporary City and Live Art and Performance. In 2010 he won the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence.

Nicolas played a leading role in the University’s research culture, being appointed as thematic lead for two of its GRPs, Sustainable Cities and Connecting Cultures. In 2017-2020 he was the PI on a 3-year AHRC-funded practice-as-research project entitled Sensing the City, which culminated in a multi-medial exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry and an edited book, Urban Sensographies (2021). Meanwhile, his book Contemporary Art Biennials in Europe: the Work of Art in the Complex City appeared in 2020.


Further details about Nicolas are available on his staff profile on the Theatre and Performance Studies website. Happily, he retains his connection to the University as Emeritus Professor.

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Professor Nicolas Whybrow is Retiring

Nicolas Whybrow Professor Nicolas Whybrow is retiring early at the end of October 2020 owing to recent ill health. He is a long-time member of Theatre and Performance Studies at Warwick, joining in February 2004. A former Head of School (2014-2017), Nicolas taught across a range of modules, most notably Performance and the Contemporary City and Live Art and Performance. In 2010 he won the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence.

 

Nicolas played a leading role in the University’s research culture, being appointed as thematic lead for two of its GRPs, Sustainable Cities and Connecting Cultures. In 2017-2020 he was the PI on a 3-year AHRC-funded practice-as-research project entitled Sensing the City, which culminated in a multi-medial exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry and an edited book, Urban Sensographies (2021). Meanwhile, his book Contemporary Art Biennials in Europe: the Work of Art in the Complex City appeared in 2020.

 

Further details about Nicolas are available on his staff webpage. Happily, he retains his connection to the University as Professor Emeritus.

Sat 24 Oct 2020, 11:34 | Tags: Sensing the City Prof. Nicolas Whybrow

Theatre and Performance Studies Staff Launch 5 New Publications

On Wednesday 14th October 2020 Theatre and Performance Studies hosted a book launch from 4.30pm-6pm

During this session we celebrated the fact that researchers in Theatre and Performance Studies at Warwick will have published five monographs in the six months from July 2020:

Nicholas Drofiak - Irusan: or, Canting for Architects, gta Verlag / eth Zürich

Milija Gluhovic - Theory for Theatre Studies: Memory, Bloomsbury

Nadine Holdsworth - English Theatre and Social Abjection: A Divided Nation, Palgrave

Silvija Jestrovic - Performances of Authorial Presence and Absence: The Author Dies Hard, Palgrave

Nicolas Whybrow - Contemporary Art Biennials in Europe: the work of Art in the Complex City, Bloomsbury

Each author gave brief introduction to their book outlining the things that inspired them and the central arguments they make. There was time to ask questions and to raise a virtual glass to this achievement.


PhD candidate Carolyn Deby invites you to urbanflows: an audience experience that journeys through the city of Coventry

You are invited to urbanflows: an audience experience that journeys through the city of Coventry

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urbanflows: entangled in the grain of worlds, becoming is an audience experience that journeys through the city of Coventry, with elements of performance, installation, sound, video, and words scattered throughout the everyday spaces passed through. Audience size is limited and tickets must be booked at least four hours in advance. If you have one, please bring your smart phone, charged and with data. You will receive the secret starting location and instructions by text and email 24 hours before (or on the day of the performance for late bookings). The work will proceed rain or shine. You are advised to wear comfortable footwear for walking and dress for the weather conditions. Bring hope.

Mon 16 Sep 2019, 13:00 | Tags: Research Postgraduate Prof. Nicolas Whybrow

Prof. Nicolas Whybrow is invited to speak at PLAY, an Interdisciplinary symposium hosted by The Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London

Prof. Nicolas Whybrow is making a contribution to an interdisciplinary symposium on Play and its Potential Publics at the Institute of Advanced Study, UCL on 14th September. The paper is called "Sensing the City: a Road Map".

This symposium will bring together scholars in the social sciences and humanities to ask how the potentials of play can operate in public life. We will consider what the consequences are of extending play beyond any defined or intended limits: how it can become integrated with the everyday, the trivial with the serious, the imaginary with the real, the sacred with the profane.

Mon 09 Sep 2019, 09:00 | Tags: Research Sensing the City Prof. Nicolas Whybrow

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