Liveness research group

The Liveness Research Group, is looking at “liveness” across three different, but neighboring, practices: participatory theatre, larps (live action role playing games) and digital-physical games (games that are digital but focus on the body and sociality rather than the screen). This research program is closely related to our current SSHRC grant entitled Scaling Liveness in Participatory Experiences.

We are located at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec on unceded Indigenous lands. Most of the regular participants are faculty or students from the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre and/or from the umbrella structure MILIEUX, the Institute for Art, Culture and Technology. However we welcome anyone who is interested – from outside the university and from beyond Montreal. Please!

The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters we now call Montreal. Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal) is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.