LSE Cities is pleased to announce the joint appointment of Dr Adam Kaasa as Director of Theatrum Mundi (TM) at LSE Cities and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Architecture at RCA, creating a new connection between the two institutions. Adam Kaasa is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research links history, writing, art, and performance to contemporary political questions about the right to the city, foregrounding the role of architecture and design.
TM is a network based in LSE Cities that forges links between people from the performing and visual arts and those working within built environment disciplines. It brings together its collaborators in diverse settings – workshops, competitions, intimate discussion and public debate – to afford challenging, vulnerable provocation between thinkers and practitioners, aiming to invigorate city-making and its relation to culture in the twenty-first century. Recent projects have included Designing the Urban Commons, Spaces for Literacy, and City, Capitalism, Religion.
In 2016, TM’s core themes will be Writing Cities and New Spaces for Culture. Furthermore, the third global ideas challenge taking place in Rio de Janeiro sees the beginning of a high level collaboration with Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Paris) to establish the competition series as an ongoing, international Design Politics Lab. Other selected collaborations include the University of Sheffield, the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, weareherevenice, and Somerset House.
Explore the programme further at theatrum-mundi.org and keep up to date @TheatrumM or by subscribing to TM’s mailing list.
TM is also hiring a Part-Time Projects Coordinator to support activities in the UK, US, Brazil, & Europe: see Job summary and person specification (PDF) for more details.