Feverish World: A Call for Proposals (updated)

Updated June 25: please note extended deadlines.

The Symposium is seeking two forms of submissions from contributors including but not limited to artists, scholars, scientists, designers, engineers, and activists.

(1)  TEXTWORKS: Propositions for a Feverish World

We seek written contributions that report on (or propose) practical or scholarly efforts to bridge between the arts and humanities and the sciences, technology, engineering, and/or design in response to issues of public concern (such as climate change and the refugee crisis). Accepted proposals must be followed by a written contribution of no more than 3000 words, to be shared electronically with registered participants by October 12. Participants will then have five minutes to summarize their written contribution at a two-hour roundtable on Monday morning, October 22, 2018. Half of the roundtable duration will consist of moderated discussion.

TextWorks proposals are due by August 1, 2018 (proposals may be accepted beyond that date if program space is available). Proposals should include the following information:

  • name(s) and affiliation(s) of presenter/contributor(s);
  • title of presentation;
  • 150-300 word abstract, including scope of the work presented, disciplinary approach or strategy, and implications for the broader questions of the symposium

Please send all TextWorks proposals to FEVERISH WORLD at ecoculture@uvm.edu. Please indicate “FeverishWorld TextWorks” in the Subject line. Proposal submitters will be notified of the selection committee's decision within two weeks of submission.  

(2)  TENTWORKS: Shelters for a Feverish World

We seek creative proposals for conceptual, textu(r)al, expressive, and/or experiential works to be housed with/in one (or more) of the roughly 8’x8’x8’ triangular tents making up the symposium’s “Tent CityCommons” (see images below). Tents may be indoor or outdoor, and will be located at the University of Vermont campus and in key locations in and around Burlington. Proposed works could be of any format provided that they work in concert with the TentWorks spaces, are technically feasible (with limited logistical support), and either remain in place for much or all of the Symposium (Saturday through Monday) or be performed during that time period; and that they somehow respond -- whether directly, laterally, diffusely, or circuitously -- to the general themes of the symposium.

TentWorks proposals are due by August 1, 2018 (proposals may be considered beyond that date if space is available). Proposals should include the following information:

    • name(s) and affiliation(s), if relevant, of artist/contributor(s);
    • title of work;
    • description of proposed work (no more than 300 words);
    • and work sample or other documentation indicating the format, physical or other dimensions, and other specifications relevant to the set-up and physical presence of the work (e.g., indoor versus outdoor, technical requirements, et al.).

    Please send all TentWorks proposals to FEVERISH WORLD at ecoculture@uvm.edu. Please indicate “FeverishWorld TentWorks” in the Subject line. Proposal submitters will be notified of the selection committee's decision within two weeks of submission. Accepted contributors will be asked to confer with the Feverish World Art and Public Space Committee on details of set-up and take-down. Please note that the Symposium does not have funding for materials or transportation costs.

     8x8x7' wooden frame for tent proposals

    8x8x7' wooden frame for tent proposals

     UVM's Davis Center with tents

    UVM's Davis Center with tents

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