Open Call

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art 2020 | online

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art

No Funding


Applications for SFSIA 2020 are open to students, practitioners and scholars from the fields of art (including video, photography, installation and multimedia), design, architecture, critical writing, science and technology studies, critical theory, cultural studies, film and media studies, and beyond. Please see our website for updates and further details.

Number of Participants

up to 25 students per session


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


July 13, 2020 - August 13, 2020


  • $500.00 program fee (one-time)


No meals

Public Programs



Acting, Activists, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Choreography, Cinematography, Composers, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Drawing, Fiction, Film, Installation, Land Art, Literature, Moving Image, Music Composition, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Sound Art, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts



Program Description

Care, Caring and Repair in Cognitive Capitalism is the focus of this year's Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art which will be presented online. In the past twenty years, the techno-social-scientific revolution has joined forces with neoliberal reformers to produce a generalized crisis in empathy and thought. As this already global condition has been further complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, we will interweave four broad categories of care, caring and repair: (1) Cognitive Capitalism and Affective Labor (2) Theory of Mind, Empathy and its Psychopathologies (3) Class Consciousness and Solidarity (4) Climate Change and Global Warming. Through online discussions, deep readings and performative lectures, we aim to develop strategies of counterinsurgency. APPLY at (image: SFSIA 2017 | BERLIN // Robby Herbst workshop at Spike Art Quarterly.)

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