FEMeeting: Taos 2023
Town of Taos – New Mexico, United States | July 23-30, 2023
Call for presentations and for workshops
Welcome to the upcoming FEMeeting: Taos 2023 to be held on July 23-30, 2023 in the Town of Taos – New Mexico, United States. FEMeeting: Taos 2023 is organized by FEMeeting in collaboration with Agnes Chavez, founder of STEMarts Lab (El Prado, NM) and Marta de Menezes currently a Fulbright Scholar Program award 2023 at the University of New Mexico. The organization is launching a double call for conference presentations and for workshops/demos/talks. This is an extraordinary opportunity to establish direct contact with local institutions and address audiences outside of the conference hall. Our workshops/demos/talks hosts are: Taos Pueblo Education & Training Division, UNM-HIVE, STEMArts Lab and Stem Santa Fe. Our host for the public session on July 29, 2023 is the beautiful Arthur Bell Harwood auditorium in partnership with Harwood Museum of Artin Taos. Sci Art Santa Fe will be hosting the second public session on July 30, 2023 which will be held as a LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) talk with selected participants of FEMeeting Taos 2023.
Proposals deadline 28 February 2023
Proposals submitted by Form here
Proposals selection process: The conference will be held in English. Proposals will be considered by the members of the scientific & artistic committee before the announcement of the program. If you submit a workshop proposal please beware that all proposals will be juried and we will select one workshop for each of the 4 hosts (more information here). Due to the limited number of workshops that may be selected your presentation might be included only in the conference’s talks program.
As a community FEMeeting is driven by the desire to develop and promote a more direct collaboration at the level of artistic and research projects between all individuals who identify themselves as Women, independently of their sex. In this sense, FEMeeting events aim to disseminate projects being undertaken by women worldwide and, as a result: to contribute to the development of art-science research methodologies and to the growth of cooperation strategies that can increase knowledge sharing and bring communities closer. Among FEMeeting distinguishable objectives there are: (a) a strong personal support through instant internet communication between women doing research work (in the broadest sense of the term) in art, science and technology, (b) the encouragement towards the formation of local nodes to support research and artistic creation developed to enable a wide network of direct communication among them and encourage trust, and c) the incentive to uncover and achieve legitimization of women’s work through publishing, academic and other formats. Besides the above, this FEMeeting gathering in Taos, New Mexico is an opportunity to address community issues such as all women’s health, security, diversity and sustainability, in the framework of international rights on gender equality and women empowerment, and especially to uncover the activities of indigenous women and women working with indigenous peoples and cultures.
Launched in 2017, the idea behind “FEMeeting: Women in Art, Science and Technology” was orchestrated by the Portuguese artist Marta de Menezes and scholar Dalila Honorato. It started as a conference (2018 & 2019) in which, to facilitate personal networking, most of the program is organized as closed sessions, only for the conference speakers, but the program also includes, a few public sessions that aim to encourage participation and attendance among all individuals interested in the topics of the conference independently of their gender. With COVID-19 and the cancellation of the FEMeeting 2020 gatherings in Troy and Paris, FEMeeting reshaped its call for participation to its community and launched “FEMeeting: WEB” dedicated to the presentation of digital contributions reflecting personal responses to the pandemic. These works were presented in the FEMeeting event “Antibodies” (May 2020) and in the FEMeeting event for Kepler’s Gardens at Ars Electronica Festival (September 2020). Between March 2020 and November 2021, during the multiple lock-downs around the world, Marta and Dalila hosted what became known as “Teapot Chat”, a periodical casual and unstructured online conversation between members of the FEMeeting community. Additionally, in the Spring of 2021, was launched “Sister Labs” in partnership with Ectopia Experimental Art Laboratory (PT), Nature Lab (US) and Incubator Art Lab Studio (CA), where FEMeeting members addressed the community of women in art, science and technology an invitation to their lab spaces. Finally, in Summer-Fall 2021, two small gatherings were conducted: one in the Catskills, NY (US) hosted by the Three Phase Center and the other in Berlin (DE), hosted by the Art Laboratory Berlin, and in September 2022, the third FEMeeting: Women in Art, Science and Technology took place.
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