Feral Labs
TTTLab, @Ionian Islands

TTTlabs are highly speculative hybrid events of intense co-creation, co-education and co-development set in the Ionian Islands. TTTlabs are multi-person field work experiences that allow time and focus for in-depth play with concepts and practices of: Developmental Biology & Deprogramming, New Reproductive Technology & Rewilding, Bird Watching & Rehabilitation, Human Germline Genetic Editing & Ferality, Performance Art & Nonhuman Enrichment. “BioFeral.BeachCamp”, the first TTTlab, will be on the Island of Corfu, Greece. The emphasis will be on Bioart as fundamental research (also known as curiosity based research) including bioart labs as ‘ethics in action’. Focused on hacking research methods with wetlab Bioart, this camp includes creative video and sonic arts mash-ups, novel apparatus prototyping and bio-ferality experiments in performance art.

https://inarts.eu/
open CALL:
BioFeral.BeachCamp @Corfu
Deadline: 01.02.2023
Early bird: 28.02.2023
ArtLabo Retreat, @ Island of Batz, Bretagne, FR

The ArtLabo Retreat is bi-annual week-long international gathering of the extended ArtLabo Network. It takes place at the Island of Batz, off the Roscoff coast (Bretagne, FR). Its focus is on sharing research-creation practices in the field of marine biology, biomaterials, sustainable food, upcycling & circular economy, open source technology, video & sound arts and media publication.

The ArtLabo Retreat will invite national and international guests to mentor workshops with a strong focus on: bioart practices related to biology of evolution and marine biology; edible algae ethno-botany, foraging & cooking; upcycling and biomaterials; hypermedia practices related to those fields (interviews, web radio, web edition, filming & video editing).

https://www.makery.info/en/2020/09/22/artlabo-retreat-summer-camp-symbiotique-a-lile-de-batz/
PIFcamp, Summer Hacking Camp, Projekt Atol, @Soča, Slovenija

PIFcamp is a 7-day hacker/maker-base set in pristine Alpine nature in close proximity of Soča river, where art, technology and knowledge meet. The camp is an immersion event, where media, video and sound artists, theorists, programmers, engineers and scientists work together on themes like DIY electronics, modular synthesis, wearable electronics, e-textiles, wildfood, citizen science and environmental studies. Around 60 participants of the camp take the leading part in holding workshops, practical field trips, theoretical lectures and on-sight briefings and actively participate in the development of various DIY/DIWO projects, while collaborating together in a creative working environment. In addition, all the projects are thoroughly documented and published online.

https://pif.camp
Summer School, @S. Luis, Portugal

Focused on intersection of Art, Biology and the Environment innovative summer course offers unique opportunities to visual artists and non-specialists to acquire theoretical and practical skills in biological and environmental sciences in connection to the visual arts. The Summer School explores the interdisciplinary relationship between art, life and environmental sciences through hands-on exercises, combining theory and practice in an informal environment, e.g.: seminars, debates, visits, and the creation of artworks with biological media.

The program offers an intensive, experimental and shared learning space, in which artists in residence, experts, scientists and attendees can generate transversal knowledge, project prototypes or replicable protocols.

https://cultivamoscultura.com/2022/01/19/summer-school-2022/
Summer Camp, @Elsinore, Denmark

Catch is Elsinore’s city centre for creative education and innovation operating at the intersection of art, technology, and design. The overall aim of the interdisciplinary camp is to empower its participants to form new technological futures by exploring opportunities within art, science, technology & entrepreneurship. The participants will work in cross-disciplinary teams consisting of invited artists, designers, hackers, makers, company representatives and students, to develop and test their ideas and thoughts of a sustainable future.

Camp focus is on new ecological materials and means of production stemming from new technologies. Participants will investigate whether it is possible to develop novel structures or alternatives to contemporary ways of organizing, production and consumption; and how the artistic approach could be implemented into, extend, or disrupt production, distribution, and the financial processes.

https://www.catch.dk/summercamp-soft-electronics/
Field_notes, @Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Lapland, Finland

Field_Notes is an art&science field laboratory organized by the Bioart Society at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the Univeristy of Helsinki in Sapmi/Finland. Two groups with 7 members will work for two weeks in the sub-Arctic Lapland to develop, test and evaluate specific interdisciplinary approaches on questions in relation to biology, ecology and life sciences. During two weeks the groups will approach its questions from different angles. They will organize themselves in work groups, teams, think tanks, and workshops. They will carry out their work in their related fields, as well as have common activities of lectures,presentations and feedback sessions. Expected results include abstracts, anecdotes, anecdata, artefacts, collaborations, data, documentation, experience, experiments, future workshops, field notes, friends, drawings, hard and software, ideas, knowledge, photos, presentations, prototypes, recordings, skills, sketches, sounds, projects, photos, videos and more.

The theme of Field_Notes 2023 is The North Escaping and will focus to explore the current and approaching transformations in the North.

https://bioartsociety.fi/
Electric wonderland, International Maker and Hacker Camp, @KAMP VELEBIT, Baške Oštarije, Croatia

Electric Wonderland is all about DIY explorers, curiosities and open labs in nature. We will delve into the imaginary realms of co-creation by ‘following the white rabbit’ in order to expand the knowledge transfer of high-tech and low-tech merged together into an interdisciplinary laboratory in nature.

The camp will thematise hybrid forms of expressions with a lot of workshops from DIY music electronic instruments, synths and devices, smart city technology, DIY photography devices, biohacking, design thinking, DIY kitchen lab, movable objects and mobiles, eTextiles, robotics, paper art craft, biomimetics, citizen energy communities, solar energy, renewable energies, climate changes and recycling objects, all in the context of citizen science.

People will have an opportunity to join the workshops and lectures as they wish, bring their own projects for further development, give a free style lecture, wander around the woods and lakes to explore the nature, hanging around the camp, maintain the camping fire in the middle of the camp, partaking guerilla workshops for local citizens of Fužine, enjoying or performing every evening at a concert/jamming in the camp, reading, exercising, hiking or cycling, helping to maintain the camp, visiting the city of Rijeka and local Adriatic coast, hanging with artists-in-residence, just to name a few. Not to mention exploring the local flora and fauna with artists, biologists and tech geeks.

https://www.electric-wonderland.eu/
Schmeide, Playground of Ideas, @Hellein, Austria

Schmiede is an annual ten-day event for networking, learning, creation and presentation. It facilitates a creative pop-up ecosystem in order to enhance cooperation and motivate fast prototyping with more than 300 participants from over 15 nations and a good gender balance. Schmiede creates a temporary critical mass where there is usually none and forms a semi-public program around it. In any undertaking, Schmiede attempts to inspire, motivate and blur the line between the producer and the consumer, creating an autonomous and inclusive learning experience. The participants come to Hallein and enjoy this temporary collaborative workspace, which is open, fluid and stable at the same time.

Schmiede the playground of ideas for peer2peer learning and prototyping is organised into labs.  Like everything at Schmiede labs are autonomous. To be more precise: Labs are focused Schmiedes within Schmiede with certain process stepping stones.  Yes you could do a lab on spot whenever. However for Schmiede to provide support we need to talk ahead of time, before May. Labs at Schmiede are gathering points and islands of interest within Schmiede, bridging projects, labs and Smiths. A Lab can focus on anything of intereset to you, the lab leaders. Smiths with an understanding or strong focus on the content in question take action to create more. By creating a lab at Schmiede you open the door to bring together peers and support each other and your interest.

more: https://schmiedehallein.com/archives/1206

http://schmiede.ca
open CALL:
Feral Residencies
PIFresidency, @osmo/za, Ljubljana 4x

The main goal of 4 one-month (or longer) residencies at osmo/za research & presentation venue in Ljubljana (SI), is to provide insight into the overall process of creating artworks in the field of new media, open source technologies, and DIY, DIWO and DITO practices, developed in connection with PIFcamp or another local creative platform/hub. The residencies will enable the artists to further develop their projects and will require from them to actively engage with possible other collaborators, the local communities, creative collectives and organisations through workshops, artist-talks, informal meetings and lectures. Hosts will provide the necessary means of production and facilitate cooperation with local experts and artists, with the possibility of post-production and future presentations of the artist’s work.

https://www.projekt-atol.si/en/
Catch’s art-tech residency, Catch AIR programe 4x

Embracing the practice of creating as thinking Catch’s AIR invite international artists/hackers/makers working with technology as their medium to explore and disseminate ideas through an interdisciplinary lens. The international AIR programme provides possibilities for artists to work together with local artists, the city, the citizens, companies and cultural institutions to develop their ideas and projects. Catch is providing an environment, where people can co-create and develop the footing for new transdisciplinary sustainable ideas and visions. Catch believes that everyone has the potential to be both teacher and learner. By encouraging peer-to-peer learning, they offer a platform for the public to come together to share both questions and solutions through hands-on prototyping and cooperative exploration of ideas – Catch’s residents are therefore invited to share their knowledge, findings and questions with our audiences through exhibitions, events and workshops.

https://www.catch.dk/
Cultivamos Cultura Residencies 8x

With a variable duration (from 3 weeks to 4 months), residents can either work on research and/or production of specific artworks that remain in Cultivamos Cultura or its surrounding area. These artworks will become integrated in the visitor’s itinerary and contribute to the local cultural offer. The residency will take advantage of Cultivamos Culltura infrastructure at Sao Luis, Alentejo, or collaborations with our partners in Lisbon coordinated through Ectopia – Experimental Art Laboratory. The venue itself offers workshops with basic equipment for electronics, and laboratory for biology related work; space for the development of performative work; (4) several exhibition spaces with different characteristics. Residents are encouraged to explore the social and natural environment: the village of Sao Luis, thesurrounding Southwest Alentejo coast natural park, andthe Atlantic coast. In Lisbon, there is an established collaboration with Ectopia – Experimental Art Laboratory that has a tradition in matching artists with research laboratories in the Lisbon area. Resident artists will have access to an art consultant (Marta de Menezes, art director of Cultivamos Cultura) and a scientific consultant (Luis Graca, expert in biomedical research, Professor at the University of Lisbon Medical School).

https://cultivamoscultura.com/category/residencies-2022/
Electric Wonderland AIR, @Zagreb, Croatia 4x

Radiona’s programme of residencies is open to various approaches in exploring the medium of technology-based arts and maker culture. Residents are invited to spend some research time in the lab in Zagreb, to work in collaboration with the local tech-art community, create an actual artefact, which is consequently presented at international exhibitions curated by Radiona, and to run a masterclass workshop in the lab. The main aim of the residency programme is to provide opportunities for an individual to delve into Radiona’s ecosystem and environment, to use its knowledge base and to acquaint the local maker scene with new practices

https://radiona.org/
FeralAIR, International Residency Program at Schmiede Hallein, @Hallein, Austria 4x

The multitude of Schmiede is structured around specialised Labs – they are gathering points and islands of interest within the Schmiede community. By creating a Lab at Schmiede one provides the opportunity for peers to come together, support each other and their interests. The FeralLab at Schmiede would focus on general Feral Labs Network topics and deepen as well as broaden their scope. Examples might be a small project team but can also be a related hub to enhance existing impulses. Labs are led by Lableaders who accepted responsibilities and therefore occupy a position that expands the free role of a Smith – a Schmiede participant. They do not need to solve or work on others’ challenges or projects, but are there to facilitate and direct, honouring the first SchmiedeRule: The autonomy of a Smith must not be undermined!

FeralAIR is an artist focused format which allows artists to not only participate at Schmiede but use its infrastructure during the entire period of September. Artists can enjoy focused work/studio environment as well as the intense DIWO environment of Schmiede. Finally, Schmiede hosts three different AIR programs enabling artist exchange also throughout September. Mentoring is optionally available. The longer durations of the AIRs also offer access to different workbenches around Salzburg, at University, as well as with our partners.

https://schmiedehallein.com/
Field_Notes, International AIR programme, @Kilpisjärvi, Finland 2x

Field_Notes is an art&science field laboratory organized by the Bioart Society at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the Univeristy of Helsinki in Sapmi/Finland. Two groups with 7 members will work for two weeks in the sub-Arctic Lapland to develop, test and evaluate specific interdisciplinary approaches on questions in relation to biology, ecology and life sciences. During two weeks the groups will approach its questions from different angles. They will organize themselves in work groups, teams, think tanks, and workshops. They will carry out their work in their related fields, as well as have common activities of lectures,presentations and feedback sessions. Expected results include abstracts, anecdotes, anecdata, artefacts, collaborations, data, documentation, experience, experiments, future workshops, field notes, friends, drawings, hard and software, ideas, knowledge, photos, presentations, prototypes, recordings, skills, sketches, sounds, projects, photos, videos and more.

The theme of Field_Notes 2023 is The North Escaping and will focus to explore the current and approaching transformations in the North. 

https://bioartsociety.fi/projects/ars-bioarctica/pages/residency
TTT Conference, Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art and Science (TTT2023), @Malta Society of Arts, Valletta 2x

The international conference Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art & Science (TTT) is an interdisciplinary and nomadic event, where both practitioners as well as theorists present and discuss the status of art-science and/or art & technology. TTT has been hosted in Greece (2016-2017), Mexico (2018), Austria-Online (2020) and will be soon hosted in Malta (2023). The conference focuses (a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and about the aesthetics of liminality, as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, and (b) on the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art. Topics explored in the TTT Conferences include: Biopunk, hybridity and aesthetics of mutation; Cyborg, augmentation, and bοdy modification; Chemistry of the mind, natural healers, and mind enhancement; Biotechnology, DIY&DIWO, and biohacking; Ethology, human and nonhuman; Evolution, genetics, and plasticity; Post-gender, transgressive identities, and social models; Human sexual response, laws of attraction, and queer eroticism; Parasitology, symbiosis, and microbiome; Biopolitics, displacement, and resistance; Pandemic, bioterror, and scientific trust; Witchcraft, gender narrative, and history of science; Rewilding, degradation and restoration.

https://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt/
TTTfellows, @Ionian islands 3x

TTTfellows is an hybrid artist residency and academic research fellowship project. It aims to bring together one artist and one scientist during 30 days for interdisciplinary friction and immersion in the Ionian islands. TTTfellows are selected via open call for participation based on their letter of intention and CV. The project is particularly focused on the topic of Art, Ecology & Communities. Participants should be willing to contribute to the development of a local DIY Bio Hub, to teach one module (graduate level students at the IURC) and to create a piece in one of the following categories:  speculative science publication or speculative design project exhibit.

https://inarts.eu/
open CALL:
Art and Science Residency @Island of Corfu
Deadline: 01.02.2023
Early bird: 28.02.2023
Feral Calls
OPEN CALL ▽ Schmiede23: Blood, @Hallein, Austria Deadline: 31.05.2023

Schmiede23: Blood (September 13. – 23. 2023)
Application: Now till May 31st
Late Application: June 15th till July 5th
Application reply emails are sent: June 15th – late: July 15th (Please check your spam folders)
Application Processing Fee: till July 31st 65€ then 85€ (if accepted)

OPEN CALL ▽ BioFeral.BeachCamp, @Corfu Deadline: 01.02.2023 Early bird: 28.02.2023

Applications are open for the following fields of expertise: Bioartists, Performance Artists, Gynecologists (ovum and sperm collection/preservation), Animal Studies Ethnographers/Scientists of Animal Behavior, Biologists (Developmental), Video Jockeys (VJs), Biohackers/Makers, Body-Horror/Science-Fiction Writers, Science Technology Studies Scholars, New Reproductive Technology Specialist (ovum and sperm collection/preservation), Body Artists/Performance Artists, Psychologists and Genetic Counselors.

OPEN CALL ▽ Art and Science Residency, @Island of Corfu Deadline: 01.02.2023 Early bird: 28.02.2023

The Ionian University is now presenting the first of three calls for TTTfellows: Art and Science Residency taking place on 17-30 April (online) and 1-16 May 2023 on the island of Corfu.

OPEN CALL ▽ International conference TTT2023 Malta, @Malta Society of Arts in Valletta Deadline: 31.01.2022

The fifth international conference Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art and Science (TTT2023) is slated to take place at the Malta Society of Arts in Valletta from September 27–29, 2023.

Including theoretical and art practice presentations, TTT2023 will continue its focus on questions about the nature of the forbidden and the aesthetics of liminality as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science.

The conference also aims to provide an uncensored space for creative transformation in the merging of science and art.

Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence, created by Dr Dalila Honorato, is based on the support of a large informal network of international researchers and practitioners that develop their activities at the edge of art and science intersections.

OPEN CALL : We have a date for ArtLabo Retreat 2023, @le-de-Batz Deadline: 17.04.2023

Colonie du Phare, Ile-de-Batz, June 5-11, 2023

The ArtLabo Retreat is a bi-annual week-long international gathering. It takes place at the Island of Batz, off the Roscoff coast (Bretagne, FR). Its focus is on sharing research-creation practices in the field of marine biology, biomaterials, sustainable food, upcycling & circular economy, open source technology, video & sound arts and media publication.

for more info: contact@makery.info

Feral News
We have a date for ArtLabo Retreat 2023, @le-de-Batz Published 05.06.2023

Colonie du Phare, Ile-de-Batz, June 5-11, 2023

The ArtLabo Retreat is a bi-annual week-long international gathering. It takes place at the Island of Batz, off the Roscoff coast (Bretagne, FR). Its focus is on sharing research-creation practices in the field of marine biology, biomaterials, sustainable food, upcycling & circular economy, open source technology, video & sound arts and media publication.

for more info: contact@makery.info

Adam Zaretsky residency at Schmiede22 Published 07.01.2023

Adam Zaretsky spoke about his work on transwhatever reproductive and genome possibilities and the open curious and cooperative climate at Schmiede 2022 residency.

Listen to the immersive soundscapes of PIFcamp Published 31.08.2022

The 8th edition of PIFcamp, a summer camp for hackers, makers, artists and other techno-explorers, was held from July 31 to August 6 in the Slovenian Alps. Julien Bellanger, co-founder of the Ping association in Nantes and head of development at Radio Jet FM, went along to capture PIFcamp’s site-specific soundscapes for Makery. As a… View Article

In Croatia, Electric Wonderland wakes the mountain Published 24.08.2022

On August 5-11, the Croatian makerspace Radiona hosted Electric Wonderland, a summer camp in the Velebit mountains. One full week of DIY synths and creative circuits among campers and hikers. Makers’ actions resonated in the great outdoors. Acoustic break amid the DIY synths. One participant is wondering how to hack the piano. © Elsa Ferreira… View Article

PIFcamp: a self-assembling community in the Slovenian Alps Published 08.08.2022

From July 31 to August 6, the lush mountains of Slovenia once again set the scene for the 8th edition of PIFcamp: a summer camp for hackers, makers, artists and other techno-explorers. Makery reports. PIFcamp’s temporary installation. © Simão Bessa PIFcamp is not quite a festival, or a residency, or a workshop series, or a… View Article

Nature concert, potato synthesizer, drunk robot… What are the PIFcampers making? (1/2) Published 08.08.2022

What are 65 hackers, makers, artists, musicians and other techno-explorers doing in the middle of the Slovenian Alps? In order to understand PIFcamp, we need to meet the PIFcampers. This annual summer camp nestled in the mountains of Slovenia held its 8th edition from July 31 to August 6 in joyful anarchy. Following just a… View Article

Memory palace, laser show, ghost radio… What are the PIFcampers making? (2/2) Published 08.08.2022

What are 65 hackers, makers, artists, musicians and other techno-explorers doing in the middle of the Slovenian Alps? In order to understand PIFcamp, we need to meet the PIFcampers. This annual summer camp nestled in the mountains of Slovenia held its 8th edition from July 31 to August 6 in joyful anarchy. Following just a… View Article

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31.07-07.08.2022
PIFcamp 2022 #ePIFany@Soča Valley, Slovenia
8th edition ☼ Summer Hacking Camp
JULY 31 – AUGUST 6 2022 @Soča Valley, Slovenia ☼ http://pif.camp/
A week of hacking in the nature. 40 participants & more than 20 projects from the fields of new-media art, DIY electronics, modular synths, citizen science, live coding, open-source technology & free software, food & nature hacking.
Projekt Atol Institute
PIFresidency
PIFcamp
FeralLab
27.09-29.09.2023
International conference TTT2023 Malta@Malta Society of Arts in Valletta

The fifth international conference Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art and Science (TTT2023) is slated to take place at the Malta Society of Arts in Valletta from September 27–29, 2023.

Including theoretical and art practice presentations, TTT2023 will continue its focus on questions about the nature of the forbidden and the aesthetics of liminality as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science.

The conference also aims to provide an uncensored space for creative transformation in the merging of science and art.

Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence, created by Dr Dalila Honorato, is based on the support of a large informal network of international researchers and practitioners that develop their activities at the edge of art and science intersections.

FeralCall
05.06-11.06.2023
We have a date for ArtLabo Retreat 2023@le-de-Batz

Colonie du Phare, Ile-de-Batz, June 5-11, 2023

The ArtLabo Retreat is a bi-annual week-long international gathering. It takes place at the Island of Batz, off the Roscoff coast (Bretagne, FR). Its focus is on sharing research-creation practices in the field of marine biology, biomaterials, sustainable food, upcycling & circular economy, open source technology, video & sound arts and media publication.

for more info: contact@makery.info

ART2M / Makery
ArtLabo Retreat
FeralCall
05.05-14.05.2023
BioFeral.BeachCamp@Corfu

Applications are open for the following fields of expertise: Bioartists, Performance Artists, Gynecologists (ovum and sperm collection/preservation), Animal Studies Ethnographers/Scientists of Animal Behavior, Biologists (Developmental), Video Jockeys (VJs), Biohackers/Makers, Body-Horror/Science-Fiction Writers, Science Technology Studies Scholars, New Reproductive Technology Specialist (ovum and sperm collection/preservation), Body Artists/Performance Artists, Psychologists and Genetic Counselors.

IONIAN UNIVERSITY
TTTLab
FeralCall
17.04-16.05.2023
Art and Science Residency@Island of Corfu

The Ionian University is now presenting the first of three calls for TTTfellows: Art and Science Residency taking place on 17-30 April (online) and 1-16 May 2023 on the island of Corfu.

TTTfellows
FeralCall
09.01.2023
Schmiede23: Blood@Hallein, Austria

Schmiede23: Blood (September 13. – 23. 2023)
Application: Now till May 31st
Late Application: June 15th till July 5th
Application reply emails are sent: June 15th – late: July 15th (Please check your spam folders)
Application Processing Fee: till July 31st 65€ then 85€ (if accepted)

SCHMIEDE HALLEIN
Schmeide
FeralCall
12.10.2022
Schmiede 2022: Enter the labyrinth of ideas

For the past 20 years, Schmiede has been gathering coders, biohackers, dancers, composers, filmmakers, game designers, neuroscientists, philosophers and writers in the Old Saline of Hallein in Austria. Ten days of wild encounters, brainstormings and collaborative prototyping that culminate in an extravagant group exhibition. As the closing event of the summer in the maker camp… View Article

SCHMIEDE HALLEIN
Schmeide
FeralLab
18.08-22.08.2022
Catch x Softer: Softening technology@Elsinore, Denmark
Catch
Summer Camp
FeralLab
05.08-11.08.2022
Electric Wonderland 2022@Baške Oštarije, Camp Velebit
Radiona
Electric wonderland
FeralLab
04.07-22.07.2022
Summer School 2022@Sao Luis, Portugal

A Summer School of art, making and sharing ideas and knowledge.

The Summer School at Cultivamos Cultura is enabling for those starting to create in the field of art and biology or for creatives that require a space that will allow them to focus on making and be stimulated differently by the environment and by the people. The support becomes highly personalised. Everyone gets to communicate what they are working on or what are the themes that interest them, to be given ideas or suggestions on how to start acting upon them.

Cultivamos Cultura
Summer School
FeralLab
About

The Rewilding Cultures (RC) project wants to reposition the wild after COVID and focus on inclusivity and ecology within the art, science and technology area. A new gaze at this sector is needed and the stop in everything caused by COVID, provides us with an uncomfortable, but much needed time for reflection on potential change. We cannot go back to business as usual, especially in terms of polluting and important inclusion issues unaddressed. We need to rewild on terms fit for the present and future.

Within the last 10 years we have witnessed a large growth of various Creative Hubs; Maker-, Bio-, Art-, Coworking- Labs and -Spaces. They come in many shapes and sizes and operate as initiatives that give participants a social space equipped with technological opportunities, a space where everyone is encouraged to experiment, explore, create and share. The importance of the social and the communal aspect is one of the most important aspects of these Creative Hubs; they are not only places of rapid prototyping and caters to artists’ and makers’ needs, they are so much more than the fabrication machines and tools and their operators. They are places of rich social life and homes of diverse communities. Creative Hubs are now indispensable facilitators of Open and Citizen science and localization of production, New business model, testers and developers of Future technologies, as well as places of new and innovative uses of old technologies. They are places of reinvention and innovation in educational, life-long-learning processes.

Background

FERAL LABS
The project builds on the legacy of the Feral Labs Network (FLN), a Small-scale Creative Europe project (with most activities in summers of 2019 and 2020), which connected organizers of Temporary Creative Hubs that vary in scope, format and topics, but hold a common methodological framework.
These Feral Labs, as we have dubbed them, form the first content pillar of our project. They are events of transdisciplinary nature which discern no clash in focusing on production of cultural artefacts and philosophy, hacking and tinkering with technology, sensing environmental data, creating educational content and addressing resilience by investigating environmental and technological challenges, all within the same event framework. By bringing together the worlds of art, humanities and social studies, education, digital activism, natural sciences and technology, participants inevitably learn about each other’s methods and processes, and benefit from each other’s know-how (tacit knowledge), know-why (the scientific explanation) and know-who (communication with & to). They can tap into the knowledge they usually could not access and discover new ways of approaching and defining social, political, natural and technological questions.
Feral Labs rely on and subscribe to the ethos of open and free software and hardware as harboured by the Free and Open Source movements. Furthermore, the participants of Feral Labs are oftentimes themselves avid champions of these ideals. However, our events are designed not just to propagate the use, the extraction of these principles, but also to encourage participants to publish their code, designs and documentation.

Environmental sustainability, Inclusivity & accessibility Environmental sustainability, Inclusivity & accessibility
Partners

IONIAN UNIVERSITY (IURC)

The Ionian University, founded in 1984, has seven departments spread in the urban complex of Corfu and, since 2018, five departments in the islands Lefkada, Kefalonia and Zakynthos. The Ionian University, despite its quantitative dimension but also thanks to its qualitative elasticity in adaptability and fast flow of experimental ideas, has traditionally been in Greece the initiator of less represented fields of knowledge. The Ionian University joined the Feral Labs Network in 2021 and is the coordinator partner of Feral Knowledge within Rewilding Cultures.

The members of the Interactive Arts Lab of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University are the force behind the coordination of the activities proposed in this program TTT Conference, TTT Labs and TTT Fellows and the edition of two books TTT2023 Proceedings and Feral NodeBook #3.

https://inarts.eu/

Bioart Society

Bioart Society is a Helsinki-based association developing, producing and facilitating activities around art and natural sciences with an emphasis on biology, ecology and life sciences. It is a leading organization in art & science and experimental arts. Since 2008 it developed into one of the principal organisations in Europe setting the tone on an international level for activities related to art engaging with biology, ecology and life sciences. The Bioart Society has about 130 members, artists and scientists, from Finland and international. Since 2008 it worked actively with several hundreds of Finnish and international artists and practitioners as well as with many organizations and institutions in a diverse program of exhibitions, seminars, workshops and laboratories. It runs SOLU Space, an artistic laboratory and platform for art, science and society, and together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki – Ars Bioarctica, an art & science program with focus on the sub-arctic environment.

https://bioartsociety.fi

Catch (Helsingør Kommune) Center for Art, Technology and Design

Catch is Elsinore’s city center for creative education and innovation operating at the intersection of art, technology, and design. Founded in 2016 with the support of the Elsinore Municipality, Catch takes a practice-based and open-door approach to learning, offering year-round workshops, institutional and independent collaboration resulting in public exhibitions, and on-site and off-site programming.

As a small organization, we benefit tremendously by partnering with local and international institutions that enrich our network of individuals and ideas.Thus,our programming evolves holistically from our ongoing and ever-extending collaboration within and beyond the Elsinore municipality, local and visiting artists, researchers, technologists, educational institutions, corporations, festivals, and non-profit organizations. Together we discover new directions for our gallery and programming that adapts to the interests of our visitors.

Catch fosters diversity and inclusivity through collaborations that consider how technology, design, and the arts influence and are influenced by the greater community. We are committed to supporting feminist and democratic ideals by bringing together artists of diverse genders, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds who become a part of who we are and what we represent.

http://www.catch.dk/

Cultivamos Cultura

Cultivamos Cultura is a platform for experimentation and development of shared knowledge in the theory and practice of science, technology and contemporary art. 

https://cultivamoscultura.com

ART2M / Makery Art2M, Digital Art International

Art2M (Art To Machine) is an innovative company and a think & do tank exploring and supporting creative communities in the relations between art, design, education, technologies and science. ART2M produces art works, publications and events (workshops, residencies, conferences, exhibitions, festivals) and directs its activities according to different research&action cooperation projects, the ART2M labs: media lab (Makery, MCD), make lab (with RFFlabs, Fab City Grand Paris, MakersXchange), care lab (Open Source Body, ART4MED, with Echopen foundation), planet lab (with More-Than-Planet, Aerocene France), feral lab (with Rewilding Cultures), money lab (From Commons to NFTs), bio lab (with Roscosmoe.org). Art2M is directed by Anne-Cécile Worms.

Makery is the medialab of ART2M and an online & bilingual information media (English-French, newsletter, website, social networks). It aims to cover the dynamism and give out information on the creative communities and the scene of labs, fablabs (fabrication laboratories), makerspaces (for community tinkering), hackerspaces (spaces self-managed by people wanting to divert technologies), medialabs (dedicated to new media experimentation), living labs (also known as third places, they encompass users-industries co-design in processes of innovation and experimentation), biohacklabs (the scientific, DIYbio and bioinformatics version of hacklabs), foodlabs (for community cathering and exploring future of food), artlabs (dedicated to artistic production).

https://www.makery.info/en

Projekt Atol Institute

Zavod Projekt Atol (ZPA), based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, has amassed extensive and long-standing experience in fieldwork-based artistic research all around the world in its 25 year history. It manages one of the first and signature art+science field-based nomadic laboratories, the Makrolab. These experiences helped shape ZPA’s ongoing engagements in the Arctic Perspective Initiative, within which the institute aims to empower the North and Arctic people through open source technologies, as well as applied education and training since 2007. By creating access to these technologies while promoting an open, shared network of communications and data, without a costly overhead, they can advance the sustainable and continued development of culture, traditional knowledge, science, technology, and education opportunities for peoples of the North and of the Global South at the same time. ZPA is also an initiator of similar activities in Slovenia, namely the Unmanned-Resilience project held on the Gora Plateau and the yearly PIFcamp, held in the Triglav National Park.

https://www.projekt-atol.si/en/

Radiona Makerspace – Association for Development of do-it-yourself Culture

Radiona.org is a non-profit organisation and citizen lab consisting of makerspace/hackerspace, media art lab, Repair Café and residence program founded in 2011. The organisation is dealing with DIY (do-it-yourself), DIWO (do-it-with-others) and DITO (do-it-together) cultures, STEAM concepts, interdisciplinary and intergenerational non-formal education and hybrid activities. The lab is developing innovative projects with an emphasis on community building, participation, cohesion and social inclusion, knowledge transfer and co-creation. It is also active in the areas of GLAM, CCI in the international and local context, policy making on municipal and international level. It focuses its activities on education, innovation, research processes, art production, curatorial practices, residencies, international and domestic inter-sector collaborations, self-sustainable systems, repair community activities, citizen science and social awareness related activities.

http://radiona.org/

SCHMIEDE HALLEIN Verein zur Förderung der digitalen Kultur

Schmiede is a cooperative prototyping festival between the arts, maker and digital media, a playground where our ideas come to play. The objective is to learn from the process, each other, build trust and find collaborators for the current or future projects. Schmiede does not teach. Schmiede provides inspiration and possibilities. Schmiede empowers this process by bringing together the essentials: space, people, infrastructure, food and freedom to explore. Schmiede is open to everyone interested.

Since 2003, Schmiede is the world Smiths (participants of Schmiede) create in late September, on an island in the Alps. Once a year, around 200 people from about 15 nations, peers, artists, experts, and students in their professions and spheres of interest come together in an old salt refinery in the city of Hallein. For ten days they experiment, network and present, to an audience but first of all to peers for feedback.

Schmiede in 5:20 by Judith Holzer: vimeo.com/64489715

http://schmiede.ca/