Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Paula Hildebrandt, Sibylle Peters
    Pages 1-13 Open Access
  3. Bodies of Citizenship

  4. Citizenship and (Urban) Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Katharina Kellermann
      Pages 93-109 Open Access
    3. Sergio Tamayo
      Pages 127-145 Open Access
    4. Kathrin Wildner
      Pages 147-159 Open Access
    5. Michael Ziehl
      Pages 161-174 Open Access
  5. Citizenship and (Non-)Performance: Premises/Critique/Speculations

About this book


This open access book discusses how citizenship is performed today, mostly through the optic of the arts, in particular the performing arts, but also from the perspective of a wide range of academic disciplines such as urbanism and media studies, cultural education and postcolonial theory. It is a compendium that includes insights from artistic and activist experimentation. Each chapter investigates a different aspect of citizenship, such as identity and belonging, rights and responsibilities, bodies and materials, agencies and spaces, and limitations and interventions. It rewrites and rethinks the many-layered concept of citizenship by emphasising the performative tensions produced by various uses, occupations, interpretations and framings.


Open Access Urbanism Media Culture Postcolonial Activism Rights Space Diaspora The state Performance art

Editors and affiliations

  • Paula Hildebrandt
    • 1
  • Kerstin Evert
    • 2
  • Sibylle Peters
    • 3
  • Mirjam Schaub
    • 4
  • Kathrin Wildner
    • 5
  • Gesa Ziemer
    • 6
  1. 1.BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Tanzplan HamburgK3 - Zentrum für ChoreographieHamburgGermany
  3. 3.FUNDUS TheaterHamburgGermany
  4. 4.University of Art and Design Burg GiebichensteinHalle a.d. SaaleGermany
  5. 5.HafenCity University HamburgHamburgGermany
  6. 6.HafenCity University HamburgHamburgGermany

About the editors

Paula Hildebrandt works as a freelance filmmaker, photographer and writer in Berlin, Germany.

Kerstin Evert founded the choreographic centre K3 Tanzplan Hamburg in 2006, and has been its artistic director since then.

Sibylle Peters is a researcher, a performance artist, and the founder and director of the Forschungstheater at the FUNDUS THEATER in Hamburg, Germany.

Mirjam Schaub is Professor of Philosophy at Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design Halle, Germany.

Kathrin Wildner is Professor in the Department of Metropolitan Culture at HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany, and Visiting Professor at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin.

Gesa Ziemer is Professor for Cultural Theory and Practices and Vice President in the Research Department at the HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany.

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