publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Creating welcoming spaces in the city: exploring the theory and practice of ‘hospitality’ in two regional theatres

Turner-King, Rachel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 21 May 2018
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper explores the relationship between notions of ‘access’ and ‘hospitality’ by focusing on two practice-led research interventions conducted in two regional arts venues in the culturally and ethnically diverse city of Coventry, UK. By conceptualising Warwick Arts Centre and The Belgrade Theatre as potential sites of hospitality, I consider the ways they might offer young people spaces of access, conviviality, and belonging in this multicultural city. Drawing on Jacques Derrida’s notion of ‘conditional’ and ‘unconditional’ hospitality, both cases offer examples of devised youth theatre practice that aimed to renegotiate the ‘host/guest’ binary towards more...
Subjects
free text keywords: PN2000, Literature and Literary Theory, Education, Visual Arts and Performing Arts, Sociology, Multiculturalism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, The arts, Media studies, Hospitality, business.industry, business, Psychological intervention
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