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First ArtEZ student contributions Open Call APRIA published

Staying with the Trouble. How to Tell Stories in the Time of Ecological Crisis?

30 September 2020

We are thrilled to start publishing the results of the APRIA open call Staying with the Trouble: How to Tell Stories in the Time of Ecological Crisis? You can read the first articles by Jessica Renfro and Anna de Vriend on the APRIA website. More contributions will follow the coming weeks.

In November 2019, the editorial advisory board of the APRIA platform at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, sent an open call entitled Staying with the Trouble: How to Tell Stories in the Time of Ecological Crisis? to the ArtEZ community and beyond. Staying with the Trouble refers to a Donna Haraway publication with the same title from 2016. Haraway de-emphasises the role of humans as the most important beings on Earth, instead proposing a ‘multispecism’. The open call questioned how to face responsibilities and consequences when we stay with this trouble, but also asked how to find ways of resistance through creation rather than despair. Specifically, it called for new stories that do not take on the human perspective alone, opening up different ones, and acknowledging and contesting power structures of political and economic desires that shape our human and non-human practices in the naturecultures.

About APRIA

APRIA (ArtEZ Platform for Research Interventions of the Arts) is a collaboration between ArtEZ studium generale and ArtEZ Press. It’s an online platform that curates a peer-reviewed journal (APRIA journal) and publishes high-impact essays, image and sound contributions that examine art and interventions of the arts in relation to science and society, and that encourage dialogue around themes that are critical and urgent to the futures that we will live in.