We warmly invite you to take part in the Summer Symposium organized by the Nordic Summer University in Oslo, Norway. Our section will be focusing on the Nordic-Baltic regions’ heritage and all kinds of performative practices which will be considered as a tool to interpret, redefine and appropriate heritage.

This focus seems to us important and relevant for at least two reasons. Firstly, today many researchers consider heritage as a process and even as a performance. Secondly, the interaction between heritage and art opens up new possibilities, ranging from the inclusion of the body and perception to the chance to discover something for one’s own experience.

Future participants can propose both theoretical presentations (up to 30 minutes) and practical workshops (up to 90 minutes). Possible topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • site-specific theater and performance in historical sites or on historical topics
  • embodied knowledge and body memory
  • theater and performance in museums
  • historical reenactment
  • performative commemoration
  • interventions in a city space
  • connection between urban environment and people, social practices
  • heritage as performance

Since our Study Circle was created specially for Nordic Summer University, we are eager to focus on cases and topics dedicated to the Nordic-Baltic regions and will prioritize applications connected to this geography.

Important dates

1 June – Deadline to apply to the NSU summer session 2022/Deadline to apply for a scholarship 

7 June – Scholarship applicants are notified of the outcome of their funding application 

June 7 – 1 July — Registration and payment 

July 28 — Arrival at Rønningen folkehøgskole and start of the summer session (volunteers arrive one day earlier)

August 4 – Departure

Full information and application form: https://www.nsuweb.org/study-circles/circle-10-art-and-creative-practices/