PSi #29 - Assemble! Is the twenty-ninth iteration of PSi’s annual conference in 2024. 

The conference is hosted by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in collaboration with LIFT (London International Theatre Festival), in partnership with the University of London’s Birkbeck, Royal Holloway, and School of Advanced Studies.

The conference will take place at Senate House, University of London, alongside sister sites across Central London.

20-23 JUNE, 2024


Performance Studies international is a professional association founded in 1997 that promotes communication and exchange among artists, thinkers, activists and academics working in the field of performance.

You can find out more about the organisation here.

The hybrid conference focuses on the main theme of Assemble. To assemble has multiple meanings: to gather in one place for a common purpose or to put together the parts of something. Resonant with infrastructures, politics and processes of assemblage, the conference invites and foregrounds practice research, creative critical interventions, processes of making and their antithesis, un-making. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and global struggles for justice and recognition, we have to reconsider how to assemble, how to come together, to build, to imagine, to co-create in hostile conditions, and, conversely, what we need to disassemble, to take apart, to dismantle, to decenter, to unlearn.

We look forward to welcoming you to a vibrant conference that embraces interdisciplinary dialogue, artistic experimentation, and critical engagement.

If you have any queries, or require additional access support to support your visit to PSi #29, please contact the conference organisers directly at
For questions about becoming an institutional member for PSi or for related programming please contact Serap Erincin at For more information about PSi, please visit