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Phd. Livia Andrea Piazza new scientific member of staff

We are happy to welcome Livia Andrea Piazza as new member of staff at the institute! She has a focus in performance and politics both as a researcher and practicioner, and her post is assigned to Prof. Dr. Xavier Le Roy. Livia Andrea Piazza studied Economics and Management of Art, Culture and Communication at Bocconi University in Milan. In 2015, she completed a PhD in Cultural Sciences at Leuphana University in Lüneburg and published the book “On the Concept of the New: Framing Production and Value in Contemporary Performing Arts” (2017). Between 2014 and 2017, she engaged with different collective research platforms (Aleppo/Brussels, Critical Practices Made in YU, a.o.), curated theory formats within art festivals and institutions (Santarcangelo Festival, Homo Novus Festival, DAS Theatre, a.o.). She also works as an independent dramaturg in the field of performance and dance. At the institute, she will continue her research on performance in the current political and economic context (art institutions, fiction, forms of temporality) and delve into dramaturgy as a research topic to be shared also through teaching.