Ongoing research project since 2011
Performative architectures is a research project by Helen Stratford and Diana Wesser. The project aims to open up possibilities for exchange, dialogues, extend existing networks and develop new practice directions. Kindly supported by arts council England and part of the live art escalator programme, the project has funding to make links / build networks with artists working between architecture and performativity to explore alternate practices in public space. It was recently the subject of a discussion event to explore performativity within social, participatory and critical spatial practices. Hosted by the showroom, London with Emily Pethick, Doina Petrescu, Kathrin Böhm and Jane Rendell. One of the current outcomes is a DIY leaflet which evolved out of the discussion and was launched at Wysing arts centre department of overlooked histories event on the 12th November 2011.