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Performing Life Akademia Network (PLANT) is a 2-year transdisciplinary project that aims to encourage the development and experimentation of contextual artistic and curatorial practices that cross performing arts, the commons and everyday life. PLANT is a collaboration between three research and creation centres: CRL – Central Elétrica in Porto (PT) – project coordinator –, Isadora and Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center in Athens (GR) and Espai nyamnyam in Mieres, Girona (SP). 

PLANT wants to shape a methodology and articulate a toolbox to connect artistic practices with local communities and contexts. How to introduce the twelve Permaculture Principles into the conditions and the process of the artistic practice is a core research principle of the project. Simultaneously, and in a practical and shared way, PLANT wants to reflect on the ways of working in the local territories in order to enhance the interest in dialogues between artistic creations and the particularities of local communities. The example of Raymond Duncan’s eco-communities and his concept of actionalism will be recurring inspirations throughout the project.

PLANT is a cooperation project co-funded by the European Union, through the Creative Europe Programme.

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