Submission deadline: 15-04-2021

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The Nomadic Island project is an artist residency project that goes beyond a usual creative residency since it merges with the experience of living in an international community that takes place at the same time. It is an experimentation platform involving an heterogeneous group of artists on one side, and an equally heterogeneous group of local residents on the other side. During a lapse of time of three weeks, the international community-based settlement is intended to create a space to let synergies arise around the theme of alternative ways of living and working.

The project therefore requires active participation both for the art works and for the maintenance of a good organisation within the community where each one will ensure its own contribution to logistics under sociocratic governance.

THEME: Alternative ways of living and working
The Nomadic Island project, calls for reflections on the increasing difficulties our society is facing in its current lifestyle based on overconsumption. Even though part of the society has reached a certain level of consciousness concerning the negative effects our degree of consumption is causing to our environment, there are still many questions open about what can be done and how. If the community artist-in-residence project Nomadic Island is intended to raise questions about our standards of living and their impact on the social and the natural environment we leave in, the existence of this temporary community also wants to raise awareness about possible innovative lifestyles, with low environmental impact, focusing on the prospect of a more sustainable existence from different points of view: social, economical, ecological, and cultural.

How can art and artistic production of any kind mirror current social issues?
How can art production play a role in the proposition and implementation of concepts about a different more sustainable way of living and working?
How can artistic reflection take up the challenges imposed by the effects our society produces through its actual standards of living?
How can we face the moral issues raised by the difference in the degree of consumption between the western post-industrial society and the developing economies or the countries suffering under poverty?​