Mapping artistic methods and tools to foster transformative change



The creatures from Zemos98 are organising a co-creative workshop at the FIBER Festival, inviting creative practitioners to collectively share and reflect on creative methods, tools, and personal making processes to foster sustainable eco-social change.

The free, online workshop takes place on December 8th, 2021 from 10am to 1pm CEST. More info & registration details are available here.

🌱 Full workshop description 🌱

This workshop invites creative practitioners working in the area of eco-social transformations and the environmental humanities to share their experiences, learnings and tools related to the use of different creative practices as generators and drivers of sustainable change.

Together we will address questions such as: What kind of transformational processes are activated through creative practice? How do they affect our own essential journeys as creative practitioners? What kind of tools and resources do we use to situate our practice in the world and make it accessible to others, in generative and engaging ways? 

In line with the FIBER theme Mutation, the workshop aims to develop a better understanding of how transformational creative practices can take place in different social contexts and environments. Doing so, we want to put our personal journeys at the center of the observation, analyzing the mutations, symbiosis and the substantial changes that are triggered when we situate our creative practices in diverse eco-social contexts. 

Among the presented tools and experiences are also the Commonspoly game and the More-than-Human Food Futures Cookbook, developed within the CreaTures project.

FIBER x CreaTures: Mapping artistic methods and tools to foster transformative change (workshop)
Location: Online / Free
Wednesday 8/12 10:00 – 13:00 CEST

What do I learn from this?
In this 3-hour participatory process we want to create a space of reflection and collaborative production that allows us to plant the seeds of regenerative and sustainable futures. In addition to learning about other people’s creative practice and research, you also get to know new people and we strengthen the network for possible cooperation.

This workshop invites creative practitioners – artists, authors, managers, and inquisitive thinkers – working in the area of eco-social transformations to share, discover and imagine new and provocative tools to help us situate, communicate, and translate their approaches, methods and techniques. These can be tangible, digital as well as imaginary tools that the practitioners use to irrigate the transformative potential of their creative practices.

How to apply?
To participate in the online workshop (from anywhere on Earth) please send us a short description of your practice including a brief text describing a tool or a resource (e.g, card deck, cookbook, manifesto, zine, performance script, toolkit or similar) that you have used in your creative practice (maximum length: one-page) and an accompanying image (optional). Please send this proposal as one PDF to rosalia@zemos98.orgno later than Wednesday December 1.