We have a situation, Coventry!
The 6th "situation" takes place in Coventry, UK, and explores the relationship between the university and the townspeople.
Coventry University dominates in the centre of Coventry, a sprawling campus that is gradually swalllowing more and more formerly public spaces as it builds an academic empire on top of what was once the bustling centre of a large manufacturing town. As this transformation takes place, what is happening to the social relationships between the citizens of Coventry and the staff and students of the university? What does the university bring to Coventry, and what does the town give to the university? What is lost in the process?
Staff and students from the university will collaborate with interested people from the community in a one-week workshop to develop a cyberformance, which will be presented on Thursday 24 November at the Shopfront Theatre and online. This is the sixth "situation" in the networked performance series "We have a situation!", developed and led by Helen Varley Jamieson.
There will be a live link to the stage on the website, shortly before the performance begins. Online audiences need only a browser with the Flash player plug-in (unfortunately it will not work on tablets, iPads or mobiles) and an internet connection.
“We have a situation, Coventry!” is a project of the Disruptive Media Learning Lab at Coventry University, coordinated by Rachelle Viader Knowles, with Helen Varley Jamieson as International Artist in Residence in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.