Following the publications touching upon the subjects of Work, Audiences and Communities, in a subsequent book from the series initiated by apap network we wish to focus on Housing as another key challenge the performing arts centres are facing today and will continue to do so in the years to come. The idea of a New Dance House engages so many various perspectives that we had to make a choice: either to attempt to prepare a scientific publication, or to recall selected individual experiences the correct juxtaposition of which hopefully transmits something of value. If we want to do it the academic way, we ought to ask for opinions from urban planners, political scientists, historians and maybe entrepreneurs, too. In other words, we should publish a booklet both reliable and – let’s face it – most probably rather boring. On the other hand, which personal stories should we choose to best reflect on our quest for the place where fantasy (vs. fiscality), joys (as opposed to jobs) and imagination (vs. innovation) are factored in - or simply put, protected?
Eventually we opted for an intermediate solution, intuitively illustrating the kaleidoscopic complexity of the problem.
Read the whole preface by Paweł Kamiński and the articles of the publication by Peter Stamer, Marta Keil, Hallgeir Isdahl, Jakub Szczęsny, Arkadi Zaides in conversation with Anna Sańczuk, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Edyta Kozak and Michikazu Matsune here