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Collegium projects

Improvisation and intention: Toward a theory of improvisatory cognition

Sven Bjerstedt

The study of improvisatory action and the kinds of cognition at work in such action may offer valuable contributions to our general understanding of the human mind and human action.

Improvisatory behaviour is arguably central to all human action, not least to oral conversation. This project is based on the notion that the complexities of musical improvisation may make this specific activity a suitable lens through which issues of great general importance to cognitive research can be explored and interpreted.

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Ideologies of Portrayal

Kent Sjöström

Research focused on the discussion of identity, representation and authenticity in the theatre arts. Under the heading "Ideologies of Portrayal" the following research areas are included:
- The Body as an Ideological Field and Physical Regimes, 
- The question of self-expression in the work of the actor, particularly in relation to the quest for authenticity found in, for example, casting processes, the crisis of representation and in a discussion of the relationship of different acting methods to the self.

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Thinking with Performance: Research based Aesthetics in Times of Conflict and Crisis

Sofie LebechProject to re-examine, edit and publish the previous PhD thesis Thinking with Performance to question and sharpen what performance research is. Furthermore, the researcher wants to discuss how to create sustainable performance spaces for thinking where concepts such as co-reflection, co-creation and co-consensus are important for the democratic and political potential. Research practice includes performance, performance writing and theoretical writing and it is between these fields that critical thinking and creation emerge.