OPEN CALL 2022
Materia Abierta is a summer school on theory, art, and technology based in Mexico City. Conceived as a space to reflect on the ethics of the present and future, the program aims to interrogate the political, economic, and ideological forces that condition contemporary cultural production and to favor other forms of action and knowledge . . . THE RISE OF THE COYOTE
Under the title The Rise of the Coyote, Materia Abierta’s 2022 program is curated by Sara Garzón, and it will take place in person in Mexico City from August 1 to August 28. The program is developed with the support from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in coordination with Cultura UNAM, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Casa del Lago UNAM, and Cátedra Extraordinaria Max Aub, Transdisciplina en Arte y Tecnología . . . MILPA ALTA AND XOCHIMILCO
Situated in the south of Mexico City, the program will be developed from processes rooted in the Milpa Alta and Xochimilco territories. Specifically, work will be carried out in the vicinity of Teuhtli, a volcano that serves as an identity reference and geographical limit between both municipalities. The activities will take place in venues associated with collectives and community centers such as the civil association Calpulli Tecalco and the collective Mujeres de la Tierra from Milpa Alta, and the Laboratorio Lacustre in Xochimilco . . . CURATORIAL TEXT
Since the famous 1972 satellite visualization of Earth, The Blue Marble, we have engaged in a view of the planet where Earth has been treated as an image, as W.T.J. Mitchell explained. (1) As a result, entering any physical space is like entering a virtual picture where we are only characters on a preconceived stage . . . PROGRAM
The program will research the relationships among several thematic axes: Indigenous robotics, plant intelligence, and notions of futurity endemic to the native peoples of the south of what is now the Valley of Mexico. Unlike Western technology, based on the principles of exploitation and domination, the approaches to technology that we will seek to understand are oriented toward frameworks of reciprocity and re-existence . . . TUTORS
Calpulli Tecalco, Black Quantum Futurism, Paula Gaetano Adi, Laboratorio Lacustre, Michael Marder . . .
Materia Abierta invites applications from people based anywhere in the world and working within any discipline. An academic degree is not a prerequisite . . .
The cost of participation in the program is $1,800 USD. This fee does not include lodging, transportation, or other personal expenses . . .
The 2022 edition will be an intensive study program over four weeks. The daily schedule will vary as needed to address the proposed topics with the urgency that this historical moment requires, but there will also be time for reflection, rest, and socializing . . . APPLICATION
The call will be open from April 20 to May 29, 2022. To apply please
refer to the following online form, where among other requisites, the
following materials are requested . . . CREDITS
Federico Pérez Villoro, Founder and director . . . CONTACT
Email, Instagram, Twitter . . . BIOS
Sara Garzón, Paula Gaetano Adi, Laboratorio Lacustre, Michael Marder, Chakanetsa Mavhunga . . . This is the website for The Rise of the Coyote
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