Video: Azadeh Sharifi talks about her research project on ‘post-migrant theatre’ in Western European countries

Azadeh Sharifi talks about her research project project on ‘post-migrant theatre’ in Western European countries

Produced by Center for Digital Systems
Copyright: Freie Universität Berlin, 2015
Interview led by Torsten Jost

In this interview, the theatre scholar Azadeh Sharifi, a fellow at the center since 2014, speaks about her research project on ‘post-migrant theatre’ in Western European countries. Explaining that her research is influenced by her personal experiences as a refugee in Germany, Sharifi describes how her interest in the effects of migration on contemporary European theatre developed—effects that must be considered as formative but are, in fact, very often ignored, marginalized, or misrepresented. Strongly emphasizing the need to investigate and highlight this formative role of migration for the aesthetics of contemporary Western European theatre, Sharifi strives to critically rethink the potentials of the term ‘post-migrant theatre’.

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