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making place for making place
Nancy Stark Smith
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... how many hours in a day
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Months Bleed into New Months
Martin's Alphabet
You are here – I am here
Something New
Ashes to Ashes, Water to Words
Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui ... [1]
a fictional season
on beauty: an unexpected debate
What I Did Not Miss This Summer
I Can Not Not Move. Can You?
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Scores for Rest
Everlasting Words
what you give will remain yours forever
the limit of the limitless
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Documentation and Identity – New lives of memories...
Solo thinking does not exist
The Importance of Being [Un]Necessary
Hot Stones Notwithstanding
Documenting what is in a flux
Symposium Preparations Under Way
Moving images are often read as “the truth”...
The Technology Coordinator
Potential for Relationship, Subversion and Emergence
A quantum LEAP to REFLEX
Abundance of Exchange – no me but for you!
Teaching Form[less]?
Questioning it all?
After a few months of ephemerality…
Failing Successfully!
Her sweet boredom…
teaching dance, flying airplanes and surgery procedures
re-creation – by the writing dance teacher
Revisiting Our Reality
The End
Roll the bones!
And now?
Treasure Hunt
News from the Arsenal
Body time & Politics
Morning training opening at K3
Symposium 2013 Vienna
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"If tomatoes are a fruit, isn't ketchup...
Symposium 2013: Call for proposals
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making place for making place

Dear Members of the IDOCDE Community,

We are one week away from the 2020 IDOCDE symposium MAKING PLACE TAKING SPACE, which is going to be taking place online and which is going to be activated across time-zones. 

Most of the scheduling has been organised around Team IDOCDE’s capacity to stay present in our roles as hosts and managers of the event. We will be tuning in from Istanbul, Lyon, and Stockholm, the state of Arizona, and Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. The parameter that decided the rest was the questions: how can we make it possible for most of the content to be available to most of the attendees, no matter where they will be tuning in from?


  • To register to the symposium, please click HERE. (See Registration in menu for details.)

We recommend all attendees update their IDOCDE profiles (which is why you will not find biographies embedded in the symposium program). The IDOCDE profile can function as your business card during the time of the symposium. Uploading a biography and work samples to your IDOCDE profiles is advisable.

  • You can find the event descriptions and the list of participants updated in-real-time HERE
  • You can find the symposium schedule visualised HEREWe recommend downloading the schedule visualisation for high quality resolution: we understand that the print notating specific times of events is small. If you download the schedule visualisation, please make sure that your document is up to date! >>> (last schedule update: 2020 07 22)
  • You can find the list of the 2020 IDOCDE symposium DOCUMENTATION FOLDERS here. The list of folders will be updated daily. Each folder corresponds with one event. Please add your documentation of the specific events to the appropriate folder.



    1. Some of the atendees have reported finding the email containing the symposium ZOOM link in the junk folder. Please, check your junk folders and if you're using google accounts, your promotion folders, too. Thank you!

    2. The same link will be valid for the whole of the 2020 IDOCDE symposium.



The hosts of VIRTUAL PLACE FOR TAKING SPACE #3 would like to work with a maximum number of 25 participants, which includes the hosts. The session will revolve around the game called The Art of Wearing a Tablecloth, created specifically for this occasion. Find out more about the game before signing up here. Please, sign up HERE. If you cannot sign-up using the link, it is likely the maximum numbere of participants has been reached.



This year’s program has taken a long time to develop as it’s been difficult to plan and take action far in advance due to the consequences of the global pandemic. We, the organising team and everyone involved in creating symposium content, have embraced this as an opportunity to work differently from what we’re used to: we’ve did (and continue to do) our best to anticipate less and make more decisions in response to the ever-changing capacity of any and every person involved. Working with these principles made for a chaotic process that challenged our every anticipatory and evaluative habit that would, under normal circumstances, probably be perceived (assumed) as a good thing; a normal thing, a helpful thing, a reasonable thing, a casual that’s-in-everyone’s-best-interest thing.

And so, here we are, seven days away from the beginning of this year’s symposium, still making adjustments in the schedule on a daily basis, working between time-zones––barely confident enough that we’re getting it right. (Maybe I should speak for myself, as I seem to be the particularly confused one. I am yet to figure out how to be able to visualise the global time-zone division relative to the date line, to the people moving in places east and west, north and south from each other, and events scheduled to take place at the same time and at a different time at the same time.)


Thank you, everyone, content creators and about-to-be-attendees, for your patience and understanding.


The links set in this Editorial will remain live and will be updated regularly through the duration of the symposium. We, Team IDOCDE, will make every attempt to focus all our communication through the IDOCDE website, in the attempt to reduce messaging to a minimum and the chance for information to change without acknowledgement. Wish us luck!


When all is said and done, please remember that IDOCDE is a community driven project: it exists because of you. You are the receptor and the stimulator, the gift receiver and the gift giver, you are where knowledge goes to and where knowledge comes from. You are the experience, our experience of IDOCDE. You are the reason we are (still) here!

With love and devotion,
pavleheidler for Team IDOCDE