Testing models of participation in choreographic processes is an important focus of the artistic/academic doctorate programme Versammlung und Teilhabe: Urbane Öffentlichkeiten und performative Künste(Assemblies and Participation: Urban Publicsand Performance) (2012-2014), which is a joint project by the HafenCity University Hamburg, Fundus Theatre and K3. This format is the first of its kind in Germany.
The second artistic/academic doctorate programme Performing Citizenship, a joint project by HCU, HAW, Fundus Theater and K3, which takes place from 2015 to the end of 2017, once again allows eight doctoral candidates to research on the interface between art and academics with a grant. It enables research in the articulation of new urban ideas of citizenship that realise participation in a practical way and with performative means.
The doctorate programme is funded by the Ministy of Science, Research and Equalities Hamburg.