Call for paper 2019 | Selected respondents

04 Apr / 02 Sep, 2019
Anna Moreno

Anna Moreno (Barcelona, 1984) lives and works in Barcelona and The Hague. She has been teaching Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague) and other institutions and is a co-founder of the artists’initiative Helicopter (The Hague). Her art practice develops through expanded events and solo exhibitions such as Billennium, Catalonia’s Architectures Association (COAC), Barcelona, 2018; D'ahir d'abans d'ahir de l'altre abans d'ahir i més d'abans encara, Fundació Blueproject, Barcelona, 2016; The Whole World Was Singing, HIAP Project Space, Helsinki, 2016 and An Awkward Game, 1646, The Hague, 2015. She has shown her work in the group shows We Are As Gods and Might as Well Get Good at It, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, 2018; Beehave, Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, 2018; En los cantos nos diluímos, Sala de Arte Joven, Madrid, 2017; Distopía General, Reales Atarazanas, Valencia, 2017: CAPITALOCEAN, W139, Amsterdam, 2016; Lo que ha de venir ya ha llegado, CAAC in Sevilla, MUSAC, at León and Koldo Mitxelena in Donostia, 2015, and Generaciones, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2014, among others. Anna Moreno's work has been featured at symposia such as Visual Activism, SFMOMA, San Francisco, 2014, and United We Organize, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, 2013. The artist has participated in residencies at Artistas en residencia, CA2M and La Casa Encendida, Móstoles and Madrid, 2017; Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul, 2012, and Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, 2011; and has recently been the recipient of the Botín Visual Arts Grant, Santander, 2018 and of a fellowship at the Van Eyck Institute, Maastricht, 2019.

Julian Day

Julian Day is an interdisciplinary artist living in New York and Sydney. He has presented work at Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, MASS MoCA, California-Pacific Triennial and 8th Asia-Pacific Triennial. He has presented papers at Harvard, NYU, UCLA and Goldsmiths, published with The MIT Press and Cambridge University Press and broadcast with BBC and ABC radio. He is currently completing an MFA in sound art at Columbia University.

Sofía Olascoaga Gómez de León

Sofía Olascoaga’s practice focuses on the intersections of art and education: the exploration of encounters, think tanks, and public programs, and the involvement of artists, theorists, curators, and educators with a wide range of institutional and independent interlocutors. Her ongoing research work, Between Utopia and Disenchantment (Entre utopía y desencanto), critically assesses the collective memory and genealogies stemming from intentional community models developed in Mexico in recent decades, addressing the ideas developed by Ivan Illich at the Centro Intercultural de Documentación (CIDOC) and its influential role in the practice of many Mexican and international thinkers. Olascoaga was Co-curator of the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo Incerteza Viva; Academic Curator at MUAC (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo – UNAM) in Mexico City, 2014–15; Research Curatorial Fellow at Independent Curators International, 2011; and Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program, 2010. She received her BFA with honors from La Esmeralda National School of Fine Arts in Mexico City. In 2012, she was a Workshop Clinics Director for the International Symposium of Contemporary Art Theory in Mexico City. From 2007 to 2010, she was Head of Education and Public Programs at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City. 

UNIDEE-University of Ideas welcomes proposals for paper presentations from artists, academics and cultural workers. Celebrating its 20th anniversary and reinforcing its publishing activity, UNIDEE asks experts to respond to the 2019 programme’s key-concepts:

  • COLLECTIVE AGENCY – a series of modules exploring the potential of collective action and its political implications with artists Chto Delat and Adelita Husni Bey;
  • CLIMATE ACTION – a summer camp to rediscuss the human impact on our planet and imagine a postpetrol society with artists Luigi Coppola, Fernando Garcia Dory and Brett Bloom;
  • MODES OF INSTITUTING – a series of meetings rethinking how we can establish ethical principles to build our institutions not only as centres of power, hierarchy, control and discipline (names to be announced).

For each of the three keywords, UNIDEE will select one respondent. Their text will be published on our online Journal, promoted through our newsletter and printed on UNIDEE’s annual publication.
Moreover, each successful entrant will receive a compensation of 350 euros (gross).
Please send the abstract to:

We encourage submissions that embrace the following principles:
• Collective Agency: the agency of participation, alternative ways of living, forms of co-operation, peer-to-peer, solidarity, among others.
• Climate Actions: postpetrol, antropocene, agroecology; de-industrialization of the self, climate breakdown.
• Modes of Instituting: instituent practices, artist led-culture, forms of institutional parasitism, self-organisation, institutional performativity, fictional institutions, among others.


  • Wednesday 15th May 2019: deadline for submission of abstracts (in English, max 350 words);
  • Friday 31st May 2019: all respondents informed by the status of their submissions;
  • Monday 2nd September 2019: deadline for submission of complete contributions (in English, max 2000 words).

The selection process is over.