Credit: Alizé Wachto







Puberty Poetics

This interdisciplinary lecture deals with how our conception of childhood, adolescence and puberty influences how we think of temporality. Puberty Poetics questions the common Western narrative of puberty as a phase that everybody has to go through once in their lives. The performance gives insights into the historical formation and the consequences of the segregation of life into temporal stages. It seeks for alternative narratives and forms of puberty that counter the singular, exclusive one that is told in multiplex cinemas, songs, literature, classrooms and doctors’ offices.

The Lecture Performance is in English.

Jasper Westhaus *1996 in Hannover, works as a writer and researcher based in Amsterdam. They studied Creative Writing and Media Arts in Leipzig and Critical Studies at the Sandberg Instituut. Jasper is publishing essays and poetry in German and English.