Staging Ground

Staging Ground
15 Oct 2022 — 31 Oct 2023

Paris, Lisbon
Organised by: Theatrum Mundi Paris

Theatrum Mundi is launching the Staging Ground programme, a new Urbanism & Arts research residency programme based in Paris. The first cycle of the programme (2022-25) will focus on the role of mobility in the ecological transition of contemporary cities and how artistic practices and methods can inform the way we understand and design the human and non-human movement in and across urban and suburban ecologies. Considering the relation between the urban, migration, and climate crises identified by Mimi Sheller in her book Mobility Justice (2018), the residency programme will performatively test and critique existing ideas for mobility, unfolding the relation between mobility ‘scales, practices, and meanings’ and exploring the infrastructures that support them.

The first year of the Staging Ground programme will invite three emerging creatives in the fields of architecture, urban studies, and arts to join an eight-month-long learning and production process (March-October 2023). Selected creatives will be announced in October 2022 and will be invited to join our event at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and meet our previous Future Architecture fellows.