Petra Fransson är skådespelare, forskare och lärare. Hon utbildades på Teaterhögskolan i Malmö 2003­ – 07, arbetade därefter som skådespelare vid såväl institutionsteatrar som i fria grupper i Sverige innan hon disputerade som första skådespelare med en konstnärlig doktorsexamen vid Lunds universitet 2018. Hon är nu verksam som Førsteamanuensis i Skuespillerfag på Teaterhøgskolen vid KHiO. Hennes egna uppsättningar av Elfriede Jelinkes dramatik står centralt i hennes arbete och ligger också till grund för hennes avhandling Omförhandlingar: kropp, replik, etik där hon skriver in skådespelandet i en feministisk och postkolonial diskurs och framhåller det som etisk praktik.

Petra Fransson is an actor, researcher and teacher. She was educated at the Theatre Academy in Malmö in 2003 – 07, then working as an actor at a number of theatres and independent groups in Sweden before she as the first actor completed an artistic PhD at Lund University in 2018. She is now Associate Professor in Acting at the Theatre department at KHiO. Her stagings of texts by Elfriede Jelinek are central to her work and are also the point of departure for her thesis Renegotiations: body, line, ethics where she is reading acting through a feminist and postcolonial discourse and emphasizes it as an ethical practice.

Work Group

Objective Enactive
This online lecture-demonstration unfolds the term ´Poetic Materiality´ within the context of designing and choreographing with Somatic Costumes. Through critiquing and applying the somatic practice of Skinner Releasing Technique, the poetics of philosopher Gaston Bachelard and the materiality of anthropologist Tim Ingold, this talk begins to map poetic and material agencies between bodies-costumes within the design-performance encounter.

Artist Talk

Objective Enactive

This talk will focus on the first outcome of Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, a tripartite site-specific, where I am pursuing a speculative exploration of the ecology of the city, between the urban and the biological, unfolding its layers and materiality of time. The talk will end in a conversation between fellow researchers and artists in the collaborative project Urban Ecologies, where Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, is generated from.


Polyvocal Tongue The presentation will focus on relational ethics and polyvocality in performative text. It will also explore the use of plural languages in a play, looking at how a polylingual praxis can open up new aesthetic potential in playwrighting and in artistic research in general.


TRANSPOSITIONS— JAR, Mette Edvardsen and modular diaries At the start, the idea for an artistic research conversation with Mette Edvardsen did not spring out of the topics shortlisted for the conference—hospitality, vulnerability and care—but a book that she had co-edited, and dropped in my shelf.

Panel Discussion

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Artistic Research

Any ethical framework must take account of the vulnerability of the human condition. This is significant in all creative endeavours – especially in artistic practice and the teaching of it – since the very act of creating something and putting it out into the world is an expression of vulnerability.