The Parliament of Practices
The Parliament of Practices is a discursive strategy, an action that has generated an interdisciplinary
platform for artists and scholars who are interested in the dialogue in-between practices and research.
The Parliament breaks through professional boundaries, fragmentation and isolation and creates an
ongoing dialogue through devised strategies. It provides the opportunity and space for sharing,
exchange and knowledge creation based on personal practices and artistic genealogies.
Our strategies are multi-voiced, co-created and flexible in form. They include studio work sessions, the
development of platforms for exchange through various online media and offline contexts, creating
opportunities for writing collaborations and performative actions.
Central to the Parliament is the idea of ‘speaking from the practice’. Practice is the anchor of the
Parliament, which grounds it in direct and embodied knowledge that comes from doing. It resonates
with a particular genealogy of theatre laboratory research and Third Theatre. From this anchor the
Parliament connects and extrapolates to other levels of social organisation, civic life and society at large.