Makers exchange open call
Hyper Global x Hyper Local, is an open call that is inviting makers to explore what it means to be both connected physically to local contexts and digitally at a global scale when travel and physical exchanges are not possible. The call addresses makers in the broadest sense of this term, including creative professionals who produce work and projects using technology and/or traditional tools and methods, artists, craftspeople, sculptors and textile designers.
The call is open to international teams joined by a common goal, project and/or purpose to explore during the exchange whilst exploring new formats for collaborative working and will feature 10 exchanges scheduled to take place during the month of February 2021.
With respect to the current circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the scheme will pilot potential online and hybrid exchange formats with creatives and makers that need a lab or working station and/or respective equipment. Participants that take part in exchange will be supported to explore the most efficient ways for exchanging knowledge and developing skills, and invited to use the digital space as a place for knowledge exchange and co-creation through a combination of local research and online international sharing.
Topics related to the theme that can be explored could include but are by no means limited to:
- New ways of working in distributed formats producing and designing physical artefacts.
- Adaptations to workspaces and the formation of domestic laboratories to create work and extend practice.
- Discoveries and collaborations with local communities and practitioners brought about by lockdowns and minimized travel in 2020.
Deadline for applications is 4th of January 2021. Please consult the official website of makersxchange for more information.