30.03.2021

Post Social Media Club > Collaborative Research Project for Artists from Sweden, Greece, Serbia, France and Turkey (Online / Sweden)

The Post Social Media Club is a collaborative research project that explores and speculates on alternative digital futures. PSMC invites young European creatives for a programme to investigate and speculate on alternative futures. More process than result-oriented, the programme offers artists and designers an interdisciplinary journey into understanding the mark that social media has left on the world and to imagine the post-social media landscape.

Now, more than ever, in the face of unprecedented environmental, political and societal challenges it is critical to explore alternative futures and scenarios. Speculative design is one way of doing this, by hypothesising about plausible (as opposed to probable) future scenarios. This creates a space for debate and discussion on the kind of future people want and do not want, and acts as a tool to better understand the present.

This project invites 25 European creatives of mixed disciplines from Sweden, Greece, Serbia, France and Turkey to participate in a series of expert-led design masterclasses, engage in a week-long production-based residency/hackathon and finally host five simultaneous exhibitions across Europe showcasing alternative futures. The project is led by STPLN (Sweden) partnered with four creative hubs Volumes (FR), Nova Iskra (SR), ATÖLYE (TR) and bios (GR).

Selected participants get:

  • Access to The Vortex, a four-part expert-led virtual masterclass series on the topics of Speculative Design, Design Thinking and the Future of Community Online.

  • Travel, accommodation and meals to/from The Lab in Malmö, Sweden.

  • Material and equipment during The Lab in Malmö, Sweden

  • Participation in The Showcase, a final group exhibition that will be held in five cities accross Europe.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants need to be between the ages of 18-30 at the time of applying.

  • Applicants need to be based in either France, Greece, Serbia, Sweden or Turkey.

  • As the programme will be held in English, participants should be comfortable sharing ideas, learning and collaborating in English.

Applicants will be expected to participate in all of the activities including:

  • The Vortex: virtual masterclasses on 29 May, 5 June, 12 June, 19 June 2021.

  • The Lab: weeklong artist residency in Malmö, Sweden in between 15-21 August 2021.

  • The Showcase: local exhibitions produced by the participants on 17 September 2021 in Athens, Belgrade, Istanbul, Malmö, Paris.

Deadline: 26 April 2021

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