is a scholar, writer, and educator who works across performance and media studies. He is Privatdozent at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen. He was visiting professor at HBK Braunschweig (2021) and Freie Universität, Berlin (2018). His research deals with experimental pedagogies and self-organized learning, philosophies and politics of movement, theories of affect and perception, performance in the anthropocene, process philosophy and (speculative) pragmatism. Gerko holds a PhD from Freie Universität Berlin. His Dissertation deals with the notion of touch in contemporary dance (published 2016 [Transcript Verlag], English translation 2020 [Routledge]).
In 2020 he co-founded the platform nocturne (with Julia Bee). They publish on experimental knowledge production and organize events of radical pedagogy across art, academia, and activism.
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