On 23-25 June, LSE Cities hosted the first international Theatrum Mundi and Global Street conference with support from NESTA. Theatrum Mundi, a new research initiative at the centre, brings together architects and town planners with performing and visual artists to re-imagine the public spaces of 21st-century cities – streets, squares, parks, places for culture. Over two days, some 40 artists, architects, academics, institutional leaders, curators, choreographers, urbanists and engineers began a rich and rigorous conversation at the intersection of urbanism, architecture and the performing, visual and material arts.
The conversations and debates from the weekend will soon be available in a ‘Conference Report’, to be launched with a new website in a matter of weeks. The new website will be the core organising space of the on-going work of Theatrum Mundi in New York, London, Frankfurt, and other cities around the world. It will document our conversations, workshops and seminars, and begin to make public a methodology of exchange, and the results of those encounters.