Zoë Svendsen is director at METIS as well as an Associate Artist at the Donmar Warehouse, Cambridge Junction and the New Wolsey Theatre
As a dramaturg and designer she makes theatre performances exploring contemporary political subjects, including the Artsadmin Green Commission, WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE MAY BE (Barbican Centre 2018), a performance installation imagining living under alternative economic conditions for a future beyond climate crisis; World Factory, exploring consumer capitalism through the lens of the global textile industry (Young Vic and UK tour; shortlisted for the Berlin Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2016); 3rd Ring Out, an emergency-planning-style ‘rehearsal’ for climate crisis (TippingPoint Commission Award; UK tour).
Zoë also works as dramaturg to collaborate on the theatrical rethinking of classic texts for productions at the Young Vic, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
As a Lecturer in Dramaturgy and Performance at the University of Cambridge, undertakes practice-led research, and her work has been developed in several artistic residencies, including at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, David Attenborough Building, Cambridge. Zoë’s video installation and collaborative performance intervention, Factory of the Future, was presented at the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019.About METIS