As a follow-up to 15th ELIA Biennial Conference selected presentations from the Thematic Mobile Sessions were published in 2019. It was an honour to be a part of the editorial team with Andrea Braidt and Ana Garcia Lopez.
“Reflecting upon the diversity, urgency, and vibrancy of these contributions, and being aware of the ongoing need for knowledge exchange within the ELIA network, an invitation to publish was extended during the event. While this publication by no means represents the sum of the conference, which included performances, keynote speakers and panels, it nonetheless offers an impression of the Thematic Mobile Sessions which took place at different venues across the city.
In terms of the publication’s structure, submissions have been organised in relation to the original four themes in which they were presented, and alphabetically ordered according to authors’ surnames. While the contributions are not narratively woven together as cohesive chapters, there are numerous overlaps in issues, methodologies, concerns, and contexts. For this reason, an indexical view has been provided where terms link together different contributions across themes. With the Index, words such as resistance, tactic, poetic, education, or intervention become threads that bind. The aim is to provide cross-references and perhaps even unexpected connections that illuminate another path of understanding these contributions in relation to each other. ” (Download the publication from the ELIA website.)