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Thresholds: Contexts of Rupture, Change and Adaptation

The changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have been so radical and extensive that the concept of ‘back to normal’ has evolved into that of a ‘new normal’ in recognition of the fact that there can be no return, only new forms of existence in a new world. This sense of a before and after, and the processes of rupture, change, adaptation, translation and transformation that it entails, are what we seek to critically and creatively engage with through the symbolic vehicle of the threshold. We understand thresholds as representing the movement from one space or state to another, whether this be sudden and cataclysmic or slow and gentle.

The ‘threshold’ also allows for an exploration of ‘in-between’ or ‘in process’, i.e. that which is located on or within the threshold, rather than on either side of it. We may be forced to move through a threshold, adapting as best we can to the circumstances on the other side, or we might produce a threshold as part of a process of creativity and discovery.

This is a HYBRID EVENT. It will take place both in person at UCD and online.

Die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei.
UCD O’Brien Centre, Theatre E, and Online
University College Dublin
Bild: Filip Kominik / Unsplash
veröffentlicht am: 11.03.2022