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You are welcome to send your research abstract to the conference  (Im)possible Complicities: co-production, co-creation, cooptation organised by Tesserae next 23-24 May 2019 in Berlin.

We welcome papers and artworks which address questions regarding:

•    The meaning of co-creation, co-production, co-optation
•    Co-creation and community engagement for what and for whom
•    The role of art in addressing political agency at different scales
•    The issues of ownership/authorship in co-creation processes
•    Time and engagement, the limits and advantages of short-terms vs long-terms

(Im)possible Complicities conference looks for ideas that come from practice and concrete engagement in distressed territorial contexts. We want to discuss the potential and pitfalls of co-creative projects with activists, artists and academics who share a constructive as much as critical view on the topic.

Find here the full call for paper and films.

The conference is part of the CoCreation– EU Marie Curie Rise project involving academic and non-academic partners from Europe and Latin America.

The conference will have a practice-oriented multidisciplinary approach. We encourage non strictly academic formats and interactive presentations. One session will be dedicated to film screening or presentations based on audio-visual works (max 20 min.).

Please send abstracts to info@tesserae.eu

Paper submissions should be prepared in a RTF document and include the following:

•    Title
•    Five keywords
•    Affiliation
•    Max 300 words abstract
•    Max 100 words biography

Film submissions should be sent  in the same format including a link and password to access the film.


The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 15 February 2019
The selection will be communicated by 25th March 2019

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