Roberto Varea: Interrupted Powers: Imagination and Place from the Margins
Roberto Varea researches and creates work on live performance as a means of resistance and peacebuilding in social conflict and state violence. His writing and editing include the anthology Acting Together-Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, and numerous journals. He directs community-based projects and teaches at the University of San Francisco.
Milena Grass: Mobilizing Memory
Milena Grass is a translator and theater scholar, whose main fields of interest are practice as research methodology and the relationships between theater, history and memory in post-conflict societies.
Kim Sawchuk: Performing Disability/ Enabling Performance
Kim Sawchuk is a co-founder of the “m.i.a/montreal in/accessible” collective that uses media technologies and performative methodologies to raise awareness of able-ism. She is a co-founder of the Concordia Disability Studies Working Group and a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. She is author/co-editor of numerous texts on politics and embodiment.
Paolo Vignolo: Ex-cess: Aesthetics and Economics of Festive Performances in the Americas
Paolo Vignolo, associate professor at the National University of Colombia, works on public history and memory studies. Both his publications and his artistic projects focus on: 1) poetics, politics and practices of play and festive performance and 2) cultural heritage, cultural rights and cultural agents. unal.academia.edu/PaoloVignolo
Jorge Hernández: Direct Action Art/ Visual Poetics
Jorge Hernández,Professor & Director of the Institute of Visual Arts, Faculty Of Architecture and Arts of the Universidad Austral de Chile. His research focuses on the fields of performance, Fluxus, art / action and urban intervention. He is co-founder of Black Angels where he took part in the exhibition of Losing the Human Form at the Reina Sofia National Museum (2013).
Moderator: Paola Hernández