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Tanja Beer

With more than fifteen years professional experience, Tanja has created over fifty designs for a variety of theatre companies and festivals in Australia and Europe. Her latest projects seek to rethink traditional design practices and reinterpret materials to embrace the possibilities of ‘ecoscenography’—a movement that integrates ecological principles into all stages of scenographic (stage design) thinking and production. Currently based in the UK and Australia, her focus has been on developing and participating in ecological orientated projects. Highlights have included: The Living Stage (an ecoscenographic concept that combines stage design, permaculture, and community engagement to create a recyclable, biodegradable, and edible performance space); The Trans-Plantable Living Room (Cardiff); The Peoples Weather Report (Melbourne), and her role as "Activist-in-Residence" at Julie’s Bicycle (London). Her work was recently selected for the British contingent of the 2015 Prague Quadrennial and will be exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. For more information about Tanja’s current practice in the area of ecological design see: http://ecoscenography.com Or join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecoscenography Photo by Philippa Knack.

The Nature of Positive
Essay

The Nature of Positive

22 April 2015

Australian scenic designer Tanja Beer explores designing with the intentions of enriching audiences as well as our environment and communities.