Open Call

🗣 Call for Contributions: Print Publication on Burnout

School of Commons

No Funding
Free / No Costs


This call is open to people from all fields, disciplines, backgrounds, and futures. We understand burnout manifests in a diversity of experiences – whether medically recognised or not. Therefore, we are open and welcoming to all forms, degrees, stages, familiarities, and encounters of burnout, including but not limited to: ➤ Personal experiences of burnout. (self- or bio-medically diagnosed, recognition from non-Western traditions and practices, interventions-by or relations-to a workplace, etc.) ➤ Experiences and feelings of the immanence of burnout. ➤ Observations or bearing witness to experiences of burnout in loved ones, communities, workplaces, institutions, social or common environments. ➤ Artists, writers and researchers working with the topic of burnout. ➤ Explorations and experiences of forms of burnout not conditional to the term ‘occupational syndrome,’ such as parental burnout, immigrant burnout, unemployment burnout, activist burnout, and caregiver burnout.

Number of Participants

We encourage work that is transdisciplinary, genre-defying, and intersectional. Collectives, collaborators or individuals may apply. If you wish to be paired with a collaborator to bring your idea to life, we can organise this. Also, if you are interested in submitting a piece of finished work for the deadline and would like support in realising your idea, please get in touch. The size of the publication is not fixed, therefore we will adapt to the number of submissions received. TO SEE MORE ABOUT OUR RESEARCH: ✨CHECK OUT THE FULL CALL:✨


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 21, 2021 - June 27, 2021


No meals

Public Programs



Activists, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Collective, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiction, Illustration, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Journalism, Literature, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Painting, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Scholar, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Thinkers, Visual Arts


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Program Description

The School of Commons is calling for contributions for an experimental print publication sharing experiences of burnout. The publication is part of the research lab Band of Burnouts, which undertakes a transdisciplinary study of the burnout phenomenon and the experiences of those affected by it. The following types of new, ongoing, or previously published works are welcome. Contributions can be: 💫 WRITTEN Including personal essays, auto-theory, short or long anecdotes, fragmented writing, poetry, prose, interviews, transcribed conversations, diary or documentary style, reflective stories, or embodied writing – to name but a few. We are open to all! 💫 VISUAL Including drawings, self-made memes, illustrations, comics and graphic novels, typographical interventions, etc., or 💫 AUDITORY As an experimental print publication we welcome the creative integration of audio works. These could be songs, spoken word pieces, soundscapes, recorded conversations and interviews, etc.

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