Graduate Programme

Performing Citizenship

Testing models of participation in choreographic processes was 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 was a joint project by the HafenCity University Hamburg, Fundus Theatre and K3. This format was 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 tok place from 2015 to the end of 2017, once again allowed eight doctoral candidates to research on the interface between art and academics with a grant. It enabled research in the articulation of new urban ideas of citizenship that realise participation in a practical way and with performative means.

There is currently no ongoing artistic/academic doctorate programme. A two-year project (2019-2021) funded by the Landesforschungsförderung entitled Scientific-artistic research as participative knowledge production - a practical reflection on methods has been working since May 2019 on the analysis of the experiences and data of the two artistic/academic doctorate programmes and will subject the developed methods to a practical test. A mid-term conference in April 2020 as well as an online publication will make the results accessible.

The doctorate programme was funded by the Ministy of Science, Research and Equalities Hamburg.