ITEAC Horizon Event 2022
International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference Horizon Event 2022
ITEAC Horizon 2022 began with a day-long series of 45 minute sessions that begin in Tokyo and follow the sun around the world to end 13 hours later in New York, having visited among others Brisbane, Seoul, Taipei, Bogota and Sao Paulo. Attendees followed the day live by registering in advance, or could catch up on each session online afterwards.
We began our exploration of the themes of Environmental Sustainability, Digital and Community, looking at recent Japanese theatres designed to engage with their communities, at cutting-edge work from New York and London in virtual and augmented reality. We examined sustainability in Australia, and the push to support digital development across Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore. We heard a debate from Paris about the theatre of the future, and were inspired by the visionary work of Idartes in Colombia. National Theatre Wales has integrated communities into its decision-making. Surprise Lab in Taiwan has reached out to audiences beyond theatre. From Mexico and Colombia we discuss how to create spaces for performance in vulnerable communities, and look at how the ground-breaking Art of Facing Fear used digital innovation creatively to generate a global experience of performance.