Demos: Life in Common

Demos: Life in Common

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Alex Hartley, Vigil, 2014. Site-specific occupation for the Folkestone Triennial. Photo: Thierry Bal.
October 17, 2014
Demos: Life in Common

June 1–19, 2015

Application deadline: December 10, 2014

Visual + Digital Art Residency Programs offer opportunities for artists to engage with world-renowned faculty and peers, and gain new insights into the development of their work. Access to extensive facilities in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, fibre, painting, performance, digital media, video and audio is available.

Banff Research in Culture 2015
Demos: Life in Common

Demos: Life in Common invites participants to consider the ways in which we constitute and experience collective life in this century. We seek to bring together artists, writers, researchers, and cultural producers who in their work are exploring the ways in which we might reinvigorate democratic life today—not just “democratic” in its narrow, political sense, but as life in common in which being and belonging engenders the full flourishing of individuals and communities. What new forms might politics take today—a time that bears little resemblance to those bygone centuries that gave birth to many of our political structures and imaginings? How is collective self-determination mobilized and what do recent events demonstrate about the will of the people and the will of the state? What is the role of new technologies in enhancing or impeding social equality? Might it yet help to create new forms of community and belonging? And how might contemporary cultural, artistic and intellectual activities enliven the belief of the dêmos in its own capacities and possibilities?

Apply by December 10. Find out more here.


Other opportunities
Visual Arts Sculpture Studio Practicum
Apply by November 12, 2014
Starts January 12, 2015


For more information
Office of the Registrar: [email protected] / T +403 762 6180 or +1 800 565 9989

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