Public Events

Liveness at Play Symposium, 2019

This event was part of a week long planning session for the new SSHRC project “Scaling Liveness in Participatory Experiences” which looks at “liveness” across three different but neighboring practices: participatory theatre, larps (live action role playing games) and digital-physical games. The discussion will be articulated around the questions:What is liveness? How do we do liveness?

Lynn Hughes and Bart Simon, co founders of TAG, head up the project with their Concordia collaborator, Noah Drew (Theatre) along with the main PhD researcher on the project, JoDee Allen. The international collaborators were here for the week: Jorge Ramos (ZU Theatre, London) and Jaakko Sternos (University of Tampere, Finland). In addition, for this event, two special invited guests, Lawrence Switsky (Theatre, University of Toronto) and Matteo Uguzzoni(Game Design, Maryland Institute of Art) also joined us at Milieux.