NEW LIFE CANCUN Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

Artists working with interventions, activism and other participatory practices are invited to apply for participation in NEW LIFE CANCUN. This experimental hospitality project will take place during the UN Climate Change summit (COP 16) in Cancún, Mexico from 29 Nov – 10 Dec 2010.

In continuation of Wooloo’s NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN festival – in which we secured housing for more than 3.000 activists coming to the Copenhagen summit – NEW LIFE CANCUN is aiming to connect visiting activists and NGO employees with local families in the area of Cancún, infamous for its vulnerability to climate disasters (mainly hurricanes), as well as for the high-CO2 emissions associated with its tourism sector.

Utilising this meeting of hosts and guests in Cancun as our exhibition platform, artists and activists are invited to explore its social architecture and suggest work proposals of an awareness, educational and/or practical-action nature designed around the topic: “NEW WAYS OF LIVING TOGETHER”.

Up to five artists will be selected for participation and will get all travel, accommodation and production costs covered by Wooloo. Proposals must include a detailed budget. As fundraising efforts are still ongoing, we do not yet know the size of our final production budget. However, it wont be large – so please be aware that your project must be able to be realized in a low-budget manner!

The deadline for work proposals is Thu 1 August 2010.

Please direct all research questions to contact[at]wooloo.org

NEW LIFE is an ongoing series of works focusing on social and artistic experimentation. Staged by Wooloo and taking place in institutions and public spaces worldwide, NEW LIFE aims to be a test field for new ways of living together on our planet.

NEW LIFE CANCUN is a collaboration between Wooloo.org and the Mexican climate change collective Carbonding.

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2 thoughts on “NEW LIFE CANCUN Call for Proposals

  1. kim anno says:

    hi I just saw this announcement now, and have missed the deadline. i am an artist, and professor, and have been working on water and climate change issues for the past two years.
    You can also see this on my You Tube channel:
    Kimanno1 this is all high definition video on climate change issues. I am also an activist, in that i organized a conference:risingtideconference.org. where you can see the panels uploaded. I am going to cancun and would like to participate with you and others as an artist/cultural negotiator. Is it too late to participate with you?
    kim anno
    skimi2@comcast.net
    kanno@cca.edu

  2. Ian Garrett says:

    Hi Kim,

    It may be too late to receive the support from Wooloo, but there will be some organization around COP16 by the CSPA in providing some infrastructure for collaboration and cooperation between artists who will be in cancun. Please feel free to email me at ian@sustainablepractice.org to discuss further!

    -ian-

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