Calls for Participation and Contributions

-2018 – Art Meets Radical Openness (#AMRO18)

AMRO is a biennial community festival in Linz that explores and discusses new challenges between digital culture, art, everyday life, education, politics and active action.

Call for Participation:

Unmapping Infrastructures

Application deadline: Sunday, 25th of March 2018

Event: Wed. 16th to Sat. 19th of May 2018

Location: Linz, Austria

Please apply online:

Application deadline: Sunday, 25th of March 2018

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The current issue “Unmapping Infrastructures” deals with the idea of “mapping” as a process of becoming aware and then acquiring a critical position about the current landscape of technological infrastructures.

This conglomerate of machines, human and non-human actors, nation-states and borderless companies is increasingly complex to observe and describe. Nevertheless, we believe that there is more to be seen than a hyper-commercialized structure of interlaced technological layers.

Cartographic mapping consists of a series of practices of observing, analyzing and representing a territory to be able to move through it. How can art and activism appropriate the methods of cartographic mapping to produce new, critical and alternative views of the current landscape shaped by different players?

The festival aims at deepening the thematic areas of digital geopolitics, alternative design methods, activist practices and autonomous infrastructures, themes that offer directions for localizing areas of intervention. Throughout the festival, these topics will be further explored through discussion panels, workshops, and performances.

The Open Call is addressed to artists, hacktivists, cultural workers, journalists, F/LOSS developers and “improvers of the world” who want to make a contribution (exhibition, workshop, lecture, performance) to this topic.

-Project Myopia is Looking for Contributors!

Project Myopia an award-winning resource for students’ reviews of works of art/culture by people from marginalized communities. Founded by postgraduates at the University of Edinburgh, and funded by the Innovation Initiative Grant, and the London Arts & Humanities Partnership, Project Myopia is a searchable academic resource, designed to help students look beyond the current canon. Our aim is to help students find objects of study made by marginalized creators, and to help educators pick diverse works for their classes. If you’re looking for works of literature, art, and film to study that are outside the traditional curriculum, we’ve got you covered – and if you’re keen to write for us, drop us an email at

We’re looking to help anyone publish their recommendations, and our team of graduate students can work with you closely to edit your writing to be the best that it can be. Since launching last year, we’ve published essays on a wide range of topics – from homosexuality in Arab literature to the gender dynamics of Adam Smith’s economic legacy. We’ve been lucky enough to work with contributors from across the globe.

Our website is – please check it out, we upload new articles each week! Come find us at @projectmyopia on Facebook and Twitter, and @themyopiaproject on Instagram.