Call for applications

The Affect and Colonialism Web Lab: Call for Digital Fellows

The Affect and Colonialism Web Lab, Berlin, Germany
Deadline: 26 September 2021

The Affect and Colonialism Web Lab: Call for Digital Fellows

The Affect and Colonialism Web Lab offers two digital fellowships from November 2021 until April 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?
Scholars and practitioners working on the intersection of affect and colonialism with an interest in exploring digital forms of communicating knowledge. We welcome applications from inside and outside academia, particularly from the Global South. We invite artists, journalists, activists, filmmakers, researchers, writers, architects, curators, among others. You can apply as an individual or as a tandem of an academic and a non-academic.

How to apply?
Your application should consist of a CV, a one-page cover letter / letter of intent and a one-page idea sketch for a digital exhibition format that you would like to realize on the Web Lab. Please send your application to: Please make sure to send in your application until September 26th 2021 at the latest. We will get back to you with our decision in the beginning of October 2021.

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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