Open Call for Creatives in Johannesburg, Bulawayo & London to join the DIGITAL SUPERPOWER! LAB

One of two exciting pre-festival FAK’UGESI LABS 2021. Join artist and creative technologist Ling Tan from Umbrellium (UK) in this supported laboratory focused on citizen empowerment & gender safety in urban environments.

If you are 18 to 24 and interested in interpreting mapped data in your own artistic medium (graphic design, data visualisation, performance based, photography, storytelling, poetry) this is for you

DIGITAL SUPERPOWER! LAB is In partnership with British Council Arts in the Digital Collaboration Fund #DigitalCollaborationFund. In collaboration with Youth for Innovation Trust (ZW) and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival (SA)

Participants will use a custom gesture based data collection technology developed by Ling to explore and collect data surrounding their own and their communities experiences of gender safety in the urban centres of London, Bulawayo and Johannesburg.
Participants will work online to compare and explore their findings across 3 cities.
Participants will be guided in ways to map, visualise and narrativise their individual and collective data and findings in their own artistic medium (e.g graphic design, data visualisation, performance , photography, storytelling, poetry, etc).
Participants will receive a participation fee of £133 and funds to cover data for online engagements.

Open Call Deadlines:

Monday, 23 August 2021
SUPERPOWER! Virtual Laboratory: Week of the 6th Sept. (exact dates and times to be confirmed with selected participants)
Remote data collection & outreach: Following the workshop and towards artwork production.
Production of Artworks / Creative Data Visualisations: 20 Sept – 10 Oct.
Fak’ugesi Festival Presentation: 14 to 24 October 2021


Open Call for Creatives – DIGITAL SUPERPOWER! LAB

Published on:
11 Aug 2021
Opportunity deadline:
23 Aug 2021


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