Creative curious makers, designers, artists, musicians, birdwatchers, insect watchers, wild reptiles and amphibians followers, wild plant lovers, mushrooms and lichens admirers, bacteria and wild yeast growers, urban tree supporter, nature enthusiasts, join us in exploring the ecology of Malmö.
We are looking for creative contributors that want to offer workshops,exhibitions, performances or walks during a two-day festival held in Malmö, Sweden.
Contributions should consider some of, or all of, the following ideas:
NONHUMANS IN MALMÖ
The objective of this festival is to look more deeply at nonhuman species (plants, fungi, animals, bacteria, algae, mosses, medusae, and the rest) in Malmö and to better understand the market and state forces behind rapid extinction of species globally. When we look at, and listen to other species here in Malmö, what stories are they telling?
There are countless ways of connecting with nonhuman species without destroying or marginalising them. How can creativity open different channels to relating to other species, from fungi to fish, that don’t rely on domination? How can different crafts and design, from different people, change our understanding and relationship to other species?
In this post-industrial city we can find that the colonial-era myth of “man and nature” is baked into its harbours, roads, and buildings. How do social and physical systems in the city reinforce harmful relationships to other species? What ways might we reorganize the city and communities in a way that is mutually beneficial for human and nonhuman alike?
What we offer:
- Space for the event
- Promotion and frame for your event
- Supportive community
- Small budget for materials
- Meal during the festival
If you’re interested in joining, please send us a brief description of your workshop, craft, activity, or artwork you would like to contribute to the festival and a sentence or two about how it relates to the themes described here. If available, it would also be great to have some examples or images of your work.
If you have an idea but need some help with developing it for our festival, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to discuss what you have in mind.