18 de April de 2023

New Call for Residencies

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The Canòdrom - Ateneu d'Innovación Digital i Democràtica opens a call for projects in residence for the 2023-2024 academic year with the aim of facilitating collaborative work spaces for different projects that work into the areas of technology, science and democracy.

  • This is the fourth edition of the program: in 2022 had 12 resident projects.
  • The Call of proposals is open from April 24 to May 14.
  • The rest of the year the call for collaborators and investigators remains open. 

The Canòdrom is a public, open and community space, for the creation and free circulation of ideas in matters of democratic innovation and critical technology. Since its reopening at the end 2020, the facility has wanted to become also an engine for the impetus and consolidation of new innovative projects, with the desire that these connect and take into account the community and social reality of the Congrés-Indians neighborhood and the city of Barcelona.

The call of residence aim of the call is to facilitate synergies between projects, in order to turn the Canodrom into a stimulating space for collective creation, a benchmark in science, technology and democracy. In this context, the return of the projects to the neighborhood and to the city will be a fundamental part of these residences: the work carried out from the program will be intertwined with community action and will promote the potential of citizens by opening up spaces of reflection and shared work.

The selected projects will also be incorporated into the governance of the Canòdrom and its working groups to think and design the space project in a co-responsible way.

Typology of projects in residence

The projects presented must be related to one or more of these thematic areas:

  • Open and democratic technologies. 
  • Feminism and technologies.
  • Video games with a critical perspective.
  • Citizen and participatory science. 
  • Digital culture. 
  • Analysis, visualization and democratic governance of data.
  • Digital Commons. 
  • Critical urban planning and digital technologies. 
  • Digital rights and technological sovereignty.
  • Free culture
  • Innovation for citizen empowerment, self-organization and transformation 
  • Social innovation to respond to social, health, climate and emergencies 

The general mode includes two sub-modes: Technology and Democracy Projects and Genre and/or Video Games projects. The selected projects in residence will have access to working desks at public prices, use of a photocopier and printer, use of computer equipment, meeting rooms and shared spaces and support from the Canòdrom Technical Office in the development of the project and actions of communication.

The selected projects will be able to carry out their residency for 12 months (extendable to 12 more), depending on the modality chosen. The initiatives that are currently developing their residency, which started in 2022, will have to renew it by submitting to this new selection process.


Process schedule

The presentation of proposals is open until May 14, 2023 through the next form.

The resolution of the call and the publication of the final list of residencies will take place on 29 May 2023. The selected projects will be able to start their residency from 1 June 2023.

You can check the bases of the call here .


Collaborating organizations and research projects: apply throughout the whole year

Projects or initiatives that want to be part of the Canòdrom community can apply as non-resident Collaborating Organizations or Research Projects. The projects that apply to these modalities will enjoy the various advantages that the resident projects have, but for  the steady desk tables.

You can find more information here.