Framer Framed hosts Planetary Poetics program

Framer Framed hosts Planetary Poetics program

Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam / Framer Framed

Tuan Mami, In a Human Breath, 2017. Performed by Titus Elias. Photo: Minouche Wardenaar.

March 6, 2023
Framer Framed hosts Planetary Poetics program

Application deadline: April 1, 2023
Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam
FedLev building & Benthem Crouwel building
Fred. Roeskestraat 98
1076 ED Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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Framer Framed is pleased to host a new temporary master’s program at Sandberg Instituut. Planetary Poetics is directed by artist Dorine van Meel and developed in collaboration with Atelier Picha (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Futuros Indígenas (Mexico).

Beginning in September 2023, this two-year program enables participants to develop artistic research exploring key concepts of the ecological crisis, including questions of climate justice, land restitution and reparations, reproductive justice, and constellations of co-resistance.

Interested candidates can apply now until April 1, 2023.

About the program
The unfolding ecological catastrophe is one of the most pressing challenges of our times. The devastating consequences of economies based on extraction and exhaustion can be found in dilapidated lands, rivers, seas and oceans, forests, animals, plants and peoples. Some of the violence of the ecological crisis occurs slowly and out of direct sight, gradually altering our environment, climate and bodies. Most of the violence, however, has been playing out for centuries already, on a local scale, directly affecting millions of people and their livelihoods.

How do we arrive at a critical and imaginative position with regard to this crisis and its long history that casts dark shadows far beyond the present? Which artistic strategies can be employed by cultural practitioners to engage and intervene? How to connect to the struggles and the movements of people who have been enduring and resisting these neo-colonial forces on a daily basis? How to learn from and with, and embrace alternative visions for this planet, beyond relations of property and extermination?

Through Planetary Poetics, we want to connect different social ecologies across the globe and experiment with new possibilities of collective imagination, creation and intervention.

We are looking for applicants who are interested to work both collectively and individually around questions provoked by the environmental crisis, who want to explore methods of artistic intervention and response, and who are interested in self-organized strategies to create networks of solidarity beyond existing power dynamics. Applicants may have backgrounds in different disciplines, including art, performance, writing, moving image, design, curating, photography, activism or other cultural practices.

For more information about the curriculum and how to apply, please visit the Framer Framed website.

If you would like to learn more or have questions, a Q&A via Zoom will take place on Wednesday, March 8 from 4–5pm CET. To receive the Zoom link, please send an email to planetarypoetics [​at​]

The team
Dorine van Meel, Course director / Josien Pieterse, Director, Framer Framed / Ada M. Patterson, Core tutor / Milena Bonilla, Core tutor / Chihiro Geuzebroek, Project tutor

Framer Framed is supported by The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (MinOCW) and Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AfK).

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