URGE Collective


URGE is a multidisciplinary artist collective with the focus on public space and founded by five alumni of the artistic research Master “Performing Public Space”, Fontys University in Tilburg (NL). Anne Decker is a German theatre-maker and directress based in Marburg (GE); Ellie Bryce is a British scenographer based in Brussels, (BE); Rita Carmo Martins is a Portuguese circus artist and photographer based in Vila do Conde (PT); Vittorio Campanella is an Italian visual and sound artist based in Turin (IT); and Dimitri van den Wittenboer is a Russian performance artist based in Amsterdam (NL).


Artistic vision - Listening & Learning 

Our artistic vision is to collectively question public space and to imagine and practice alternative ways for how the city can be performed by its citizens. Our main artistic approach is Listening to the context of the public space and Learning by exchanging competencies through collective practices with the local communities. In this process of co-creation different forms of knowledge will be shared and created collectively, and alternative views and practices will emerge.


Nest is a long-term, international project that brings the artistic approach of Listening & Learning to public spaces into the home cities of the members.  See more.