Imanuel Schipper is senior research fellow at Leuphana Lüneburg University.
He is head of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) funded research project „Re/Occupation. Designing Public Spheres in Urban Space by Theatrical Interventions.“ Between September 2009 and November 2010 he was also head of the SNSF funded research project “Longing for Authenticity. A Critical Analysis of the Term and the Actual Practice in the Context of Contemporary Staging.“ He has dealt with strategies of construction and staging for several years. He has, on numerous occasions, worked as a dramaturge for the theatre collective Rimini Protokoll and developed, together with the collective, a contemporary way of documentary theatre.
Imanuel Schipper works on the interface between scientific research, teaching, and artistic practice. He works to analyse such terms as 'theatricality', 'performativity', 'dramaturgy', 'staging', 'reception' and 'mediality' – coming from the theatre studies – beyond the boundaries of the theatre, for example in design, urban design, scenography and curation.
He has participated as curator and dramaturge in theatrical/performative interventions in public spaces, including (amongst others).
Longing for Authenticity (SNSF research, 2009-2010)
Re/Occupation. Designing Public Spheres in Urban Space by Theatrical Interventions (SNSF research)
reART:theURBAN conference (2012)
Re-Location, Sanatorium am Schiffbau Zürich, together with Matthias von Hartz
City of Abstracts, with William Forsythe
Hot Spots – ímoun ethó, Athens with Rimini Protokoll
City, Arts and Public Spaces. Online article by Imanuel Schipper, Arts Research Center, University of California, Berkeley