Ecoscenography Knowledge Exchange Platform

We have some exciting news! We are delighted to announce that Ecoscenography is partnering with the PQ Knowledge Exchange Platform to create an online open-source publication and community space.

The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is the world’s leading festival of design for performance, scenography, and theatre architecture for professional and emerging artists as well as the general public. As part of the 2023 program, PQ has been curating a new knowledge exchange platform that will be an open space for sharing ideas and communicating scenographic practice, research, and theory.

Over the course of the next six months, Ecoscenography.com will be creating more opportunities for knowledge exchange, interaction and discussion, and we want you to be part of it!

We wish to feature theatre organisations, artists and designers implementing new strategies in the ‘eco’ space, and share the innovative, ground-breaking work that is happening across the globe. Opportunities exist to feature your work through artist pages, interviews and articles. We are also eager to hear how you would like to use this platform to learn more about Ecoscenography and connect with other like-minded designers.

Our first call is for ‘Artist Pages’ where we would like to showcase ecological work from theatre artists through a series of images (including moving image) and short descriptions. If you would like your work to be featured on the platform, please email us!

Check out our new Ecoscenography Reading Group and join us for our [next] live online event in [October].

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Ecoscenography.com has been instigated by designer Tanja Beer – a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, Australia, investigating the application of ecological design principles to theatre.

Tanja Beer is a researcher and practitioner in ecological design for performance and the creator of The Living Stage – an ecoscenographic work that combines stage design, permaculture and community engagement to create recyclable, biodegradable and edible performance spaces. Tanja has more than 15 years professional experience, including creating over 50 designs for a variety of theatre companies and festivals in Australia (Sydney Opera House, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Queensland Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Arts Centre) and overseas (including projects in Vienna, London, Cardiff and Tokyo).

Since 2011, Tanja has been investigating sustainable practices in the theatre. International projects have included a 2011 Asialink Residency (Australia Council for the Arts) with the Tokyo Institute of Technology and a residency with the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London) funded by a Norman Macgeorge Scholarship from the University of Melbourne. In 2013, Tanja worked as “activist-in-residence” at Julie’s Bicycle (London), and featured her work at the 2013 World Stage Design Congress (Cardiff)

Tanja has a Masters in Stage Design (KUG, Austria), a Graduate Diploma in Performance Making (VCA, Australia) and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne where she also teaches subjects in Design Research, Scenography and Climate Change. A passionate teacher and facilitator, Tanja has been invited as a guest lecturer and speaker at performing arts schools and events in Australia, Canada, the USA and UK. Her design work has been featured in The Age and The Guardian and can be viewed at www.tanjabeer.com

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