Abstract: Steps Towards And From Here - Misha Myers

Where to: Misha Myers

Misha Myers joined Falmouth University in 2010 as programme leader of Theatre and is now senior lecturer in Theatre and founder and leader of the Articulating Space Research Centre and is the lead investigator for the Where to? Steps Towards the Future of Walking Arts Symposium.

Previously, she was an integral part of Dartington College of Arts as a senior lecturer in Theatre since 1999. She is principal investigator on research projects funded by the Arts Humanities Research Council and European Social Fund II. She is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and has reviewed research proposals for EPSRC.

Misha's performance research and practice is focused on engaging audiences and communities to enable social change through participatory, located and digital performance practices, which involve gaming, walking and located and social media technologies. Bridging ethnographic and creative practices, her research is inter-disciplinary and sits at the intersection of anthropology, mobility studies and performance research. She collaborates with national and international organisations and communities within specific socio-cultural contexts to create new methods to promote social critique and change. This has led to the production of a number of articles and chapters published in a variety of international books, journals and project blogs on located, participatory, mobile and digital performance practices, and the potential offered by the convergence of these for a socially engaged practice that is simultaneously aesthetical, analytical, collaborative and interventional.

Her most recent practice-based research activity includes a collaboration with Deirdre Heddon on the on-going project Walking Library and the AHRC funded Play to Grow project working with the NGO Digital Green based in India.