Call for applications

Affect and Colonialism Web Lab: Call for Digital Fellow Tandem 2022

Affect and Colonialism Web Lab, Berlin, Germany
Deadline: 13 March 2022

Affect and Colonialism Web Lab: Call for Digital Fellow Tandem 2022

The Affect and Colonialism Web Lab offers two digital fellowships from May 2022 until October 2022. The idea of this program is to bring together two persons with different backgrounds, one being a university-based researcher and another from outside academia working in the arts, journalism, or activism. For a period of six months, the tandem of fellows will receive an honorarium that enables them to devote a significant amount of time and energy to realize a larger joint online exhibition format for the Web Lab. These formats can go far beyond a series of short videos and can include a curated selection of commissioned digital artwork, online events, digital roundtables or lectures, or other interactive formats that prospective fellows will be free in proposing and realizing.

Who can apply?
A tandem of one scholar and one practitioner working on the intersection of affect and colonialism with an interest in exploring digital forms of communicating knowledge. In order to complement the work of the past two digital fellowships, we particularly welcome applications that include a regional focus on Asia and the Pacific. We especially encourage applications from the Global South and from indigenous people. We invite tandems of academic and non-academic knowledge makers such as artists, journalists, activists, filmmakers, researchers, writers, architects and curators, among others. Please only hand in one joint application as a tandem!

How to apply?
Your application should consist of each person’s CV, a one-page cover letter / letter of intent and a one-page idea sketch for a digital exhibition format that your tandem would like to realize on the Web Lab. Please send your application to: Please make sure to send in your application until March 13th 2022 at the latest. We will get back to you with our decision by the end of March 2022.

What do we offer?
Each fellow receives a stipend of 6.000 € for the time of the fellowship. The fellowships are online, residence in Berlin is not required, you can work from anywhere in the world. Additional funds for realizing the online exhibition (technical support to accommodate innovative digital formats and the commission of digital artworks) are available.

Who are we?
The Affect and Colonialism Web Lab is a generative space to discuss colonialism’s affective lives and afterlives. Knowledge makers within and beyond academia explore new modes of co-learning and creative forms of collaboration. The Web Lab allows for agile interventions on pressing issues related to the entanglement of affect and colonialism in various parts of the world. The Web Lab’s three main areas are: (1) a platform for short videos by a diverse community of authors from academia, the arts, political activism, and journalism, (2) a podcast series, (3) a digital fellowship program with a tandem of fellows curating larger online exhibitions every semester. The Web Lab is administered by the Collaborative Research Center “Affective Societies” at Freie Universität Berlin in collaboration with Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Please contact us if you have further questions:

We are looking forward to your application!

The AaC Editorial Team
Jonas Bens, Fabian Bernhardt, Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo, Débora Medeiros, Verena Straub


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