The Research Centre for Performance & Creative Exchange offers a forum for the exchange of energy and ideas about histories, theories, and practices of theatre, performance and live art. It seeks to place cutting edge work by visiting scholars and artists in conversation with the research of staff and students, and asks how shared strands of thought can be developed, circulated, revised and augmented.
The Centre advocates for the value of the non-commercial nature of academic research and cultures of learning in relation to performance making. It encourages work across disciplines and cultivates avenues of engagement and collaboration with a particular focus on questions of gender, race and sexuality, subjectivity and experimentation, under-represented histories and new historiographical methods, practice as research, and work that is international in its focus and aims.
At the core of the Centre’s activities are ongoing series of public talks and seminars with guest speakers, which run through the academic year.