Feb. 16, 2021
Driving the Human has launched their 2021 open call inviting designers, artists, scientists, initiatives, and people from any other field of expertise to submit a proposal that critically engages with the present and proposes alternatives to current developments and disruptions. These proposals should aim to reflect on what makes us human, in order to reexamine our relationship with society, the planet, and life itself.
Twenty-one proposals will be selected to present their ideas at the Driving the Human event in Berlin in October 2021. If selected, you will receive an artist fee of €2,000 for your participation and a production budget of up to €2,000. Seven proposals will then be chosen to develop and produce their prototype, which will be presented in Munich in December 2021 and Berlin in December 2022. They will receive an artist fee of €15,000 and an appropriate production budget according to the practice and project needs. A key benefit is the opportunity to achieve a first realisation of the project you have been wanting to bring to fruition, and to present it to the public.
Selected applicants will be invited to interact with the expertise and multidisciplinary knowledge of the Driving the Human partner institutions—acatech, National Academy of Science and Engineering; the mentoring program Forecast; the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design; and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe—in order to develop future-proof concepts and bring them to fruition as prototypes. Ultimately, the process and outcomes of Driving the Human will become tools that enable new worldviews, and encourage alternative ways of coexisting.
Deadline: Apr. 9, 2021; 11:59PM CET.