DRHA 2021
05 - 07 Sep 2021  |
BERLIN  |
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talks  workshops  performances
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BRIDGE
digital
and
natural
environments
with
design,
performing arts,
technology,
and research
COLLABORATE
across disciplines
with researchers, artists
and makers
CONNECT
TO MATTERS OF ACTIVITY
the excellence cluster
at Humboldt University
that hosts the conference
and opens its doors for you
ENGAGE
in hands-on workshops
about new technologies
and their usage in
culture, arts and research
EXPLORE
our virtual
conference space
including interactive 360° spaces
video streams and discussions

Welcome to DRHA 2021

Welcome to DRHA2021, taking place from September 5-7, 2021 in Berlin! The theme for the 25th annual DRHA conference is Digital Matters: Designing/Performing Agency for the Anthropocene.

Conference Theme: The Anthropocene offers a contradiction and a challenge. Its contradiction lies in highlighting the immensity of human impact on a planetary scale matched only by the impotence of creating agencies that might mitigate or change this impact. Its challenge lies in the collapse of the nature/culture-divide that results in a shift in temporal, spatial, and conceptual scales. The Anthropocene reshapes how we think, perceive, design, create and connect. The current pandemic has shown us that the interconnectivity of the Anthropocene is no longer hampered by being too complex or abstract; the pandemic instead has forced these shifts into a globally shared experience.

This year the DRHA conference is organized by Dr. Christian Stein (Humboldt University Berlin), Dr. Lindsey Drury (Free University Berlin) and Dr. Ramona Mosse (Free University Berlin) and is hosted by the Excellence Cluster “Matters of Activity: Image – Space – Material” at the Humboldt University Berlin and further supported by a partnership with the Excellence Cluster (EXC) 2020 “Temporal Communities – Doing Literature in a Global Perspective.”

Please note : Depending on the development of the pandemic, the conference will take place in a hybrid format or fully online.

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Update: We strive to create an equally engaging conference experience for digital and physical participants by using 360° cameras, live streams and multiple platforms for hybrid participant interactions. We will update you about hygiene concepts, conference fees and maximum number of participants soon.

Call for Participation

We invite researchers, artists, and makers from across the Digital & Performing Arts and the Humanities to come together to explore how to create new stories, practices, and experiences that probe our ideas of interconnectivity, agency, and materiality in the interaction between natural and digital environments.

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Call for Participation

Join us from September 05-07, 2021 in Berlin

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