Editorial: On Meeting

Johanna Linsley, Simon Bayly

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Is meeting really really a promising object for performance research? It seems more like a pseudo-concept, far too human, too middling-sized, too white or simply too boring, lacking the charismatic aura of other concepts that name the insurgent possibilities of sociality, some of which have been explored in previous issues of this journal: assembly, commons, encounter, mutual aid, study, crowd or congregation. By comparison, meeting lacks conviction. Yet, it is precisely in its ubiquitous lack of promise and its promising ubiquity that meeting subtends the doing of all kinds of politics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalPerformance Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2023


  • meeting
  • performance
  • social practice
  • politics


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