Open Call for Fellowship with The Affect and Colonial Web Lab

Sept. 7, 2021

The Affect and Colonialism Web Lab is a generative space to discuss colonialism’s affective lives and afterlives through new modes of co-learning and creative forms of collaboration. The Web Lab offers two paid digital fellowships, which will run from November 2021 until April 2022. Applications for this opportunity will be accepted until September 26th, 2021.

The Web Lab is a new project started by researchers at Freie Universität Berlin and brings together knowledge-makers within and beyond academia. The aim of the fellowship is to bring together two people from different backgrounds, one being a university-based researcher and the other coming from outside academia, for example artists, curators, architects, journalists and activists who both work on the intersection of affect and colonialism. The tandem should be interested in exploring digital forms of communicating this knowledge together. Individuals can apply on their own or as a pair consisting of an academic and a non-academic.

For a period of six months, the two fellows will receive an honorarium that enables them to devote a significant amount of time and energy to realise a larger joint project, which will be exhibited online in an exhibition format for the Web Lab. These formats can include a curated selection of commissioned digital artwork, online events, digital roundtables or lectures, or other interactive formats that prospective fellows will be free in proposing and realising.

The fellowships are online so therefore residence in Berlin is not required. The Lab welcomes applicants from anywhere in the world, particularly the Global South. Additional funds for realizing the online exhibition, such as technical support to accommodate innovative digital formats and the commission of digital artworks are also available.

Application Info
Deadline: Sept. 26, 2021

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