04 de August de 2022

Canòdrom Opens the Third Call for Residencies

Obrim la tercera convocatòria de residències

The Canòdrom - Center for Digital and Democratic Innovation opens a call for projects in residence for the 2022-2023 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 third edition of the program: in 2021 had 9 projects in residence, and 12 in 2022.
  • The call for proposals is open until September 26.
  • The rest of the year the call for collaborators and investigators remains open.

Since its reopening at the end of 2020, the Canòdrom has been conceived as a public, open and community space, for the creation and free circulation of ideas in the field of democratic innovation and critical technology. In this sense, the space has also wanted to become an engine for promoting and consolidating new innovative projects, with the aim of connecting them, as well as taking into account the community and social reality of the Congrés-Indians neighborhood and the city of Barcelona.

The call for residences aims to facilitate synergies between projects, to turn the Canòdrom into a stimulating space for collective creation that is a benchmark in science, technology and democracy. Their return to the neighborhood and the city is a fundamental part of these residences: the work carried out from the program will be intertwined with community action and will boost the potential of citizens by opening spaces for reflection and work shared.

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.


Type of projects in residence

The projects submitted to the call must be related to one or more of these thematic areas:

  •      Democratic innovation
  •      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
  •      Open culture
  •      Innovation for citizen empowerment, self-organization
  •      Social transformation and social innovation to respond to social, health, climate and housing emergencies

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 between 3 and 12 months (extendable for 12 more), depending on the chosen modality.


Process schedule

The presentation of proposals is open until September 26, 2022 through the following form.

The resolution of the call and the publication of the final list of residencies will take place on Octuber 14, 2022. The selected projects will be able to start their residency from November 2nd.

You can consult 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.