Driving the Human Open Call

Driving the Human Open Call

by Inês Revés

Driving the Human invites designers, artists, scientists, initiatives, and agents from any other field of expertise, from anywhere in the world, to join in shaping sustainable and collective futures that combine science, technology, and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach.

The Open Call invites proposals that critically engage with the present and propose alternatives to current developments and disruptions, reflecting on 'what makes us human,' and reexamining our relationship with society, the planet, and life itself.

Proposals may connect to larger themes such as the social impact of climate change, energy cycles and our current technological acceleration, the mirror between the biosphere and the technosphere, contemporary processes of exchanging values and objects, and/or the impact of collective decision-making.

Driving the Human welcomes proposals that embrace notions of urgency and radical openness as much as curiosity, interconnectedness, and new modes of collectivity across scales. Similarly, proposals that ask fundamental questions about the predominant narratives we exchange about the world and our role in it are encouraged.

Selected applicants will be invited to interact with the expertise and multidisciplinary know-how of the Driving the Human partner institutions to develop future-proof concepts and bring them to fruition as prototypes.

The application deadline is Friday, April 9, 2021, at 11:59 pm CET. Applications must be submitted in English.

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