Thibault Schiemann, born 1990 in Hamburg, develops and creates social experiments — they aim to shift existing cultural forms as well as helping new formats into existence. One of their main searches is driven by the question of how our ways of relating can be based more around connection, collaboration and compassion. Thibault is experimenting in different contexts, amongst others are social/urban games, theatre, literature, and authentic relationg, to put forth alternative vision of society.
They studied Literature and Theatre at the University of Bern and the Freie Universität Berlin. At the latter they ran a seminar on creative reading practices in 2018/19. In 2014 they co-founded both the Social Space Agency, an organization to systematically explore social conventions and practices in a playful manner, and the anti-bank Trade Sachs that combines methods from activism and theatre to question our financial system. In 2017 Thibault and Nina Lund Westerdahl initiated the series ‘Cultural Protocols’ to play with and document new formats for the everyday life. They have been invited and/or participated in many festivals over Europa, such as Auawirleben (Bern, CH), Frankfurt Book Fair (GER), Transeuropa Festival (Belgrade, Ser), Urban Emptiness (Nikosia, CYP). Thibault lives in Copenhagen (DK).
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