Open Call

OPEN CALL Residency "Creative Ecologies and Decolonial Futurities"


No Funding
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico


The call is for artists and art researchers from around the world, who are interested in reflecting on the potential of aesthetics and poetics in ecological and environmental processes, as well as introducing themselves in futuristic theories. To apply, please send a CV or portfolio and a brief motivation letter to

Number of Participants

10 -15 persons are expected


No deadline


July 22, 2019 - July 31, 2019


  • $700.00 program fee (one-time)




Guest House, Home-Stay, Private Bathroom, Private Housing, Private Room, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Coffee, Snacks, Tea

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Group Dinners, Readings, Retreat, Round Tables, Seminars, Visiting Professionals


Activists, Collective, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Immersive Experiences, Interdiscplinary Arts, Public Art, Research, Social Practice, Visual Arts


English, French, Italian, Spanish

Program Description

The next residency at Casa Giap will take place in San Cristobal de Las Casas from July 22 to 31 and it will be coordinated by GIAP (Research group in art and politics) and TJ Demos (University of California – Santa Cruz). The program includes seminars with GIAP (Research Group in Art and Politics), Professor TJ Demos, and local guests. It will involve some field trips (one towards the interior of the forest, at a site of environmental/social interest) and many other activities, such as meetings with Mayan artists. You can consult the report that TJ Demos wrote about last summer’s residency: The participation cost for each resident is $ 700 USD. It covers: – Program of seminars, talks and meetings – 11 nights accommodation (with kitchen and wifi) – Access to media library and GIAP’s art collection – Transfers outside the city – Some food and coffee break between sessions.

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