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“Confronting the Present: (Re)presenting Childhood”

ITYARN is calling for proposals for the ITYARN events at the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering (AAG) September 2-5, 2019 in Kristiansand, Norway. The overall theme of the AAG is Towards the Unknown: Confronting the Present.

Papers could explore the theme Confronting the Present: (Re)presenting Childhood from a variety of perspectives, such as cultural contexts, media, aesthetics and art forms, social interventions through art, psychology, theoretical concepts of child and childhood, social and economic conditions, race and ethnicity, gender, ability, and sexual orientation.

Researchers should submit a 500 word proposal and sample bibliography by email in MSWord.doc or MSWord.docx. Proposals should include name, affiliation, and email address in the upper left corner. Proposals will be peer reviewed by the ITYARN board in February 2019. Notifications will go out March 2019.

For information on the 2019 ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering: 

Please email Proposals by January 25 to

Please click here for further information.

Forums in the past:

“Cradle of Creativity” (2017), 19th ASSITEJ World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa

“On the Edge” (2016), Birmingham, UK

“Augenblick Mal!” (2015), Berlin, Germany

“Aesthetic in TYA” (2014), Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Facing the Art” (2013), Linz, Austria

“Art meets Research” (2013), Hildesheim, Germany

“Humor in TYA” (2012), Buenos Aires, Argentina

“TYA in Times of Crisis” (2012), Okinawa, Japan

“Taboos in Theatre for Children and Youth” (2010), Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Artists meet Researchers” (2009), Kristiansand, Norway

“Theatre for the Very Young” (2009), Bologna, Italy