As one of the leading protagonists in the field of Performance Philosophy, she co-founded the international Performance Philosophy Network ( PP ) and is co-editor of their book series at Rowman & Littlefield Int..

She has written, lectured and organised conferences on a range of topics including:

  • Media philosophy (history, phenomenology, classical and contemporary theories of media)
  • 20th Century European philosophies (existentialism, phenomenology, deconstruction, process philosophy, theories of subjectivity, aesthetics)
  • ‚Negative’ Performance (silence, passivity, not-doing, destructivity, failure‚ letting be / ‘Seinlassen’, indifference, the impossible)
  • Speculative Design Research
  • Collaborative Formats for Artistic Research

She regularly supervises phd theses in philosophy, theatre studies, and in the field of Artistic Research.


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most recent publications, editorials and other published work by Alice


Zu einer ästhetischen Forschung

Hg. , et al
Hamburg. Adocs Verlag. 2023

The Routledge Companion to Performance Philosophy

eds. &
Abingdon/New York 2020

Wissen Formen

Performative Akte zwischen Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kunst. Erkundungen mit dem Theater der Versammlung.
Hg. &
Bielefeld: transcript 2018.


Eine philosophische Einführung

Hg. &
Frankfurt am Main: Campus 2004