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Phase Two: Choreographing the City Adesola Akinleye fellowship with Theatrum Mundi




Choreographing the City Akinleye Research Fellowship: phase two

Dr. Adesola Akinleye (DSML Director) and Theatrum Mundi have been working together through the project called Choreographing the City: as/at the city limits. In 2019 Adesola completed the first phase of Research Fellowship with Theatre Mundi. 2020 see the beginning of Phase Two. Theatrum Mundi helps to expand the crafts of city-making through collaboration between artists and urbanists. 

About the project:
Due to rapid current pressures such as globalisation, climate change, and urbanisation, there are ongoing growing pressures on our current infrastructures in cities. Therefore, we need radical approaches to engineering that challenge our assumptions of what can be achieved...dance can potentially provide us with some answers. Choreography and engineering design are both creative processes that are taught formally, developed through practice and experience, have known outputs, physical and economic constraints and desired social outcomes. Both practices deal with curating space, form, flow and personal experience. Yet we can see obvious differences in how choreographers and engineers approach design.

Through a series of interviews, performances, and movement-workshops this project seeks to explore what choreographers can teach engineers and urban planners about how to curate and design sustainable urban environments and how this learning can influence the way our cities function.
https://theatrum-mundi.org 

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