“CIDADANIA IS A UNIQUE COOPERATION
BETWEEN ART AND SCIENCE”
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ACADEMIC RESEARCH THROUGH INTERACTIVE THEATER PLAYS
We are a theater company which writes interactive theater plays from practice based research combining design, drama, technology and gaming.
Initiated in 2007 by Pedro Aibéo, with the Architecture Department of the Technical University Darmstadt, it has produced two theatre plays ("Organismus Darmstadt" and "Space and Time") staged in several countries and institutions such as the United Nations or the German State Theatre and initiated a popular radio show.
Our team is an interdisciplinary and international group of artists, scientists, students and professionals from different areas such as architecture, media, I.T., arts, music, and dance.
We have counted with the support of many renowned intitutions such as Siemens, European Space Agency, Fraunhofer Institute, etc.
Our goal is to develop and execute performances involving the audience as actors and inspire the public to rethink their daily lives and decisions through extraordinary social and multi sensory experiences, supported by cutting edge media technology and research.
plays so far:
The process of "cidadania" in its interactivity, emergent narrative environment, link to the research
The first play was written along the research topic of urbanism in 2007. The play was the aggregate of such research. The second play went through a more classical approach in gathering already published research on the topic of astronomy: scales and the universe and societies. The third and current play is using technology to create the narratives during the play itself by using algorithms which mix people's history and goals with the provided urban set (community). Conflicts are added according to the people's backgrounds. In all plays so far we have developed new tools that have been used further in both research and industry. We see ourselves linked to research in both ends. Using it and adding to it.
Papers references and Augmented reality link from cidadania
Long term goals: research into plays
We want to position ourselves in a hands-on group that brings out to citizens the research that is being done at our universities in attractive ways that ignite interest, discussion and understanding. In return, researchers gain more insight over its own methods and content.