The Arts Are Vital to Emergency Planning: Performance Strategies for Managing Pandemics

About the project

Working with strategic decision-makers in Bristol, Glasgow and Newcastle City Councils, the research team investigated everyday innovations (social performances) and artistic interventions (aesthetic performances), to understand how performance can reimagine and facilitate city life in times of social distancing, and how performance theory and analysis might contribute to more nuanced, creative and sustainable strategies and practices for preparedness, response, and recovery.