C-PLATFORM is a non-profit culture and art research and curatorial organization located in Xiamen, China. The organization works at the intersection of Art, Design and Technology, focusing on current trends and future concepts in the realm of mixed media. In addition to periodical research subjects and issues it has conducted a series of explorations and related practices. This has been achieved by launching and curating comprehensive research projects and activities which are inter-disciplinary, inter-media and inter-sensory.
In conjunction to its capacity organizing and directing working processes, C-PLATFORM has also, in May 2017, officially launched the PROJECTS IN PROGRESS – OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS. We will provide the necessary funding and executive support for the selected project proposal with the aim of presenting a range of culturally and creatively diverse projects in different types of locations and spaces.
This OPEN CALL is open to anyone involved in research or creative practice in the realms of art, design or architecture. Applicants should provide; a comprehensive resume in either Chinese or English, a photo ID, a copy of their relevant ID document and appropriate contact information.
Applicants may combine their own research and practice interests with one of the following directions as a focus for their project plan:
MIIIX / NEW VILLAGE / ZAI ZAO / FLOW / M+ / other
More information of project directions as followed
All applicants should provide fully detailed project plans in either Chinese or English. This should include; Project idea statements (no more than 1,000 words), Project format (exhibition, event or workshop, etc.), Previous work and biography including pictures, illustrations and introductions of works (no more than 80 words for each work), Proposed project space concept and budget details (optional)
We will invite experts in the field to participate in reviewing proposals. We will notify the selected applicant by mail and communicate further the specific details for support and implementation of the project.
Submission Time: Ongoing/apply any time
Submission Fee: No Charge
Submission Email: firstname.lastname@example.org（only）
Participating projects must respect China’s national conditions without breaching relevant laws and regulations.
C-PLATFORM reserves the right for final interpretation of this open call.
MIIIX expands the word “mix”, iii is extracted from inter-disciplinary, inter-media and inter-sensory. MIIIX is a project that shares thoughts and ideas with the public. The project focuses on a variety of topics that try to break the boundaries between disciplines, provide a multi-angle perspective, facilitate reflection on established thought processes and language formation, and hence to trigger the renewal of concepts and the extension of media. Each MIIIX begins with a theme proposed by the invited curator who then in turn invites professionals from art, design, technology or other backgrounds to participate in the exploration and discussion. As a result, lectures, performances, exhibitions, workshops and/or other forms of activity will be presented.
Among many ideas for Chinese rural planning, our approach is to introduce art into rural reconstruction. Through the way art intervenes in the cultural, historical and natural environment of rural areas we intend to stimulate regional vitality, build up a new form of symbiosis and development, and transform and regenerate contemporary Chinese villages.
China is entering a new period of economic transition – with old and abandoned industrial parks, an excess of industrial products and an abundance of surplus goods. The role that design plays in contemporary society is in question: how is it possible to inject a new vitality through an efficient process of re-design that is capable of maximizing the remained value at minimal cost. Project ZAI ZAO returns to the origin of design, drawing inspiration from familiarity and becoming practically involved in a series of design projects.
Mobility is an important feature of contemporary life, with the cultures of different regions in a state of continuous evolution. The project M+ focuses attention on the issue of cultural mobility, through bringing existing international cultural and art projects to different type of venues and spaces in the country, we attempt to build up new communication and collisions between these projects and new contexts, and to inject new connotation and vitality to the venue and space
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