Performance is an action carried out by a participant on a given occasion which serves to influence in any way in any of the other participants. (E. Goffman, 1956)


Performing Space is an international annual event that includes a conference and a workshop, whose purpose is to present and promote, in a coherent way, a number of studies and works on performance and space, and to offer a framework in which to experiment with performance in significant spaces in the history of the development of the built environment.

Academics, practitioners, and students from art, theatre, architecture, dance, anthropology, archaeology, history, philosophy, landscape architecture, urban planning, cognitive sciences, etc. who are developing any reflection from a performative perspective on the built environment are invited to participate in this conference-workshop which aims to articulate performance and space studies.

The University of the Peloponnese, through the Department of Theatre of the University of the Peloponnese (Τμήμα Θεατρικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου Πελοποννήσου) hosted Performing Space 2022 - Epidaurus, in Nafplio, Greece. The first edition of the event featured contributions from 27 academics, practitioners and students from Greece, Spain, Italy, UK and Germany.

We are already working for the next event, Performing Space 2023, which will take place in Nafplio, in July 2023. We will keep you informed.


For further information:





Dr Maria Mikedaki, Dr Christina Zoniou. Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου - University of the Peloponnese

Dr Pablo Berzal Cruz. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


Organizing committee


Dr Maria Mikedaki, Dr Christina Zoniou, Dr Eftichis Pirovolakis. University of the Peloponnese

Prof. Alberto Morell Sixto, Dr Pablo Berzal Cruz. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Prof. Marisa Mancilla Abril. Universidad de Granada

PhD (c) Alba Balmaseda Domínguez. Università degli Studi di RomaTre

Dr Andrea Moneta. Nottingham Trent University


Organized by the University of the Peloponnese in collaboration with the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Collaborating universities: Università degli Studi di RomaTre, Universidad de Granada, Nottingham Trent University

Performing Space is an event organized by the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese (Τμήμα Θεατρικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου Πελοποννήσου) at the initiative of Dr Pablo Berzal Cruz, within the Margarita Salas program of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, as part of his postdoctoral research carried out in the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Peloponnese (Τμήμα Θεατρικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου) and the 14 km teaching Unit of the Research Group Cultura del Hábitat of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.