We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers, comprising scholars of literature, theater, visual art, and anthropology who individually, through exchange within our group, as well as through ongoing engagement with international colleagues and practitioners (e.g. theater directors, political activists) seek to understand the cultural and social creation, transmission and circulation of forms. Here is a brief outline of our resesearch agenda and fields of expertise. We are funded by the Zurich-based NOMIS-foundation.