The CreaTures project (Creative Practices for Transformational Futures) aims to demonstrate the power of existing and emerging creative practices to move the world towards socio-ecologically sustainable futures.
RMIT Europe, a member of the CreaTures consortium, invites applications for the awarding of a single subcontract to conceptualise and realise Open Urban Forest, an Experimental Production (ExP) to explore multiple voices, relations, and stories that form and emerge from an urban forest, and can inspire new ways to imagine socio-ecologically sustainable futures. They are particularly interested in creative inquiries into the messy, and often conflicted entanglements between the rendering of the urban forest by digital data, sensors, and algorithms, and by stories, traditions, and cultures deeply rooted in place. Key related themes include, but are not limited to, attuning and listening, care and reciprocity, indigenous ways of being and knowing, deep time, and more-than-human worlds.
The organisers are looking for an entity who has demonstrable experience with site-specific creative work addressing socio-ecological sustainability. Ideally, the ExP will involve strong multi-sensory, performative aspects. Critical to the process is documentation (e.g. audio-visual recordings and text) of the artwork and process, and close collaboration with the CreaTures team for its development and research.
The subcontracted work is expected to begin in November 2021 and finish by the end of June 2022 (a detailed schedule will be agreed upon selection). Interactions between a responsible member of the subcontracted entity and CreaTures researchers are expected to happen in a hybrid format (online and in-person where possible).
The final artwork will be presented either in full or a version appropriate for an artistic exhibition at the CreaTures Final Event to take place in Barcelona, September 2022 (details to be confirmed).
The total proposed budget should not exceed 6000 euros excluding VAT.