Antje Budde 安琪。布徳


Antje Budde is a conceptual, queer-feminist, interdisciplinary experimental scholar-artist and an Associate Professor of Theatre Studies, Cultural Communication and Modern Chinese Studies at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto. Antje has created multi-disciplinary artistic works in Germany, China and Canada and works tri-lingually in German, English and Mandarin.


She is the founder of a number of queerly feminist performing art projects including most recently the (DDL)2 or (Digital Dramaturgy Lab)Squared - a platform for experimental explorations of digital culture, creative labor, integration of arts and science, and technology in performance. She is interested in the intersections of natural sciences, the arts, engineering and computer science.

A major work in-progress is her new book on “Deep Learning, Radical Slowness, Creative Labor and Togetherness. - The Works of the Digital Dramaturgy Lab (2012-18)”


Currently Antje  is participating in two SSHRC-funded research projects:

  • “Research as restitution and redress: the Great Lakes Canoe Journey and the transmission of Anishinaabewin through deep time” (Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation — Connection Grants 2018) - Co-investigator 2018-19. Principal investigator: Jill Carter

  • “An Exploratory Research in the AI-Mediated Arts” - Collaborator 2018-20. Principal investigators: Pia Kleber and Tamara Trojanowska

Also, Antje has 2019 again won the U of T Provost's Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF) award . This time it was awarded for her innovative and experimental new course on “Livestreaming: Artistic and professional explorations of a digital media challenge”. 

Information about previous work with the former Digital Dramaturgy Lab (DDL) can be found HERE.