Öresund Collegium for Artistic Research

Artistic Research at Malmö Theatre Academy

Öresund Collegium for Artistic Research GRAFIK

The Öresund Collegium for Artistic Research is based at the Malmö Theatre Academy (Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, THM, Lund University, LU). It combines PhD studies and postdoctoral research related to, or relevant for, performing arts, with a special focus on interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and inter-artistic collaborations.

The collegium provides a space and occasion for actual knowledge formation in a collegial and confidential setting. It aims to develop collaborations with researchers, artists and their respective institutions in the Öresund region. Its point of departure resides in the fertile and versatile artistic and academic culture prevailing in the area: the three academies of the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, the other faculties of Lund University, the neighbouring universities on both sides of the Öresund, as well as a plethora of local artistic, cultural, social and ecological agents. The collegium aims to enrich this landscape with the ideas and initiatives arising from the research in performing arts.

The collegium days, which take place once a month at the facilities of the Inter Arts Centre (https://www.iac.lu.se), feature research expositions of the postdoctoral projects from both LU and elsewhere, visits from national and international experts, as well as  PhD studies (including the intermediary seminars of the doctoral students and their thesis defences). The collegium addresses practitioners, researchers and students interested in research collaboration. Researchers active in the field of artistic research, or related fields, are welcome to propose contributions.

Meet the Research team (click mosaic, new window) >>

Teaterhögskolan i Malmö, Öresund Collegium for Artistic Research, collage of 12 portraits of research team


During its first year, 2020–2021, the focus of the programme is on the research conducted at the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts. From 2021 onwards, we aim to organise regular interdisciplinary study days, where researchers from around the world unite their expertise to discuss and resolve problems arising from, of relevant for, the practice of the performing arts. Besides, the collegium will maintain an ongoing discussion on the epistemological, methodological and ethical challenges related to artistic research and its interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-artistic and transmedial aspects.

The Öresund Collegium will celebrate its grand opening, but due to the current situation it has been postponed to 2021. Do stay tuned for more information in the future!

To keep yourself informed about our activities, or If you would like to be considered for an invitation any of our events, please send an email to research [at] thm [dot] lu [dot] se

The upcoming Program of the Öresund Collegium for Artistic Research autumn 2020 is available here: