In 2021, FIBER is tackling a range of themes broadly addressing future ecologies, (non)human interactions and environmental awareness through art and digital culture. We reckon these topics can be perceived as quite complex, therefore we would love to collaborate with writers and researchers that can produce approachable pieces to make the developed knowledge available to a wide audience and at the same time welcome new faces to the community.
Project 1: Weaving With Worlds Digest
In July we concluded our first artistic Reassemble Lab on worldbuilding, called Weaving With Worlds. The main research question in the lab was: To what extent is it possible to foster ecological and social awareness through worldbuilding? Our research areas included: Digital Tools & Digital Communities, Energy & Biases, Multi-Species Knowledge and Queer Ecologies. We are looking for a critical thinker and writer who loves to delve in the recorded sessions and arisen lab-projects to write an overarching piece that looks for the central thread and connections to further readings or actualities. Your own vision is definitely encouraged to incorporate too.
Who can apply? Professional writers, journalists & researchers working in the domain of digital culture, design and/or environmental humanities.
Project 2: Sound Ecologies Lab
Secondly, we would love to welcome someone to attend (parts of) our upcoming lab Sound Ecologies at the end of October (25-30). The angle of this project would be quite similar as the first one, but also add a report component to engage readers in what is happening during the lab.
Who can apply? Professional writers, journalists & researchers working in the domain of digital culture, design, sound and/or environmental humanities.
Project 3: FIBER 2021
A third project would revolve around FIBER 2021. This event takes place on 28, 29 and 30 October in Amsterdam Noord and consists of talks, concerts, art installations, audiovisual works and electronic music exploring the thema Mutation. When our programme is published, we can discuss angles and topics.
Who can apply? Writers, journalists & researchers working in the domain of digital culture, design and/or environmental humanities. Students are also invited to apply!
Does this sound like you? Send an email to this address including some of your work and your preferred project(s). Please don’t hesitate to reach out for questions or alternative writing concepts. Fees are available.