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Open call: IMPACT23—Ecologies of Attention

Einsendeschluss: 29.09.2023

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IMPACT23—Ecologies of Attention


In the interactions between humans, animals, plants, and things, in ecosystems and in the technosphere, pervasive patterns of perception are at work. Such patterns are influenced by assumptions, interests, projections, framings, and selections. What powerful phenomena, forces, connections and exchange relations remain hidden or obscured as a result? What methods, tools, strategies, or systems are required to reevaluate these connections and foster productive relationships? Which ingrained patterns need to be disrupted.
IMPACT23 provides space for transdisciplinary approaches and the creation of solidarity connections that can enable alternative ecologies of attention.

With the call for proposals, they welcome suggestions, ideas and possibilities for action arising from artistic, social, physical, technological, and ecological practices, whether actual or speculative, that engage with various forms of appreciating complex processes and making them visible.

The four-day symposium is based on the selected contributions and is complemented by keynote lectures, workshops and artistic interventions.


September 29, 2023 (11:59pm CET)


IMPACT23 is aimed at practitioners and theorists from the fields of the performing and visual arts, science, journalism, technology, activism, social work and architecture.

To participate, you can submit your own contribution through the call for proposals, which will be shared and discussed with other international experts during IMPACT23’s assembly (remuneration of 250 EUR). Travel costs will be covered and local accommodation will be provided.

Contact: Juliane Beck, impact@pact-zollverein.de // Find more information on: www.pact-zollverein.de