Acknowledgement of the Sámi people

OCA acknowledges the Sámi as one people, and as the Indigenous people of the Fennoscandian region. On the land of this region, Sápmi, the Sámi people have lived since time immemorial, respectfully harvesting from nature by fishing, farming, hunting and following reindeer, amongst other activities.

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Call for applications: OCEAN FELLOWSHIP 2022 TBA21–Academy at Ocean Space, Venice

3 December 2021

OCA is delighted to be a collaborator of TBA21-Academy Ocean Fellowship 2022.

In collaboration with The Sámi Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022, OCA, Aabaakwad, and Artis, the Ocean Fellowship 2022 gathers participants to consider our kinship and duties of care toward the Ocean and its relations in multi-species communities and with diverse lifeforms.

What are our responsibilities toward the Ocean? How can thinking from the Ocean build radically inclusive environments? Indigenous perspectives are brought to the center of their work to define resurgent values, forms, and stories and intertwining knowledges of the past, present, and futures of the Ocean we are all in relation with and dependent upon.

The Ocean Fellowship 2022 program, held from April to June 2022 at @oceanspaceorg, Venice, is looking for four fellows who identify as Indigenous and/or who align themselves with Indigenous issues. Artists, activists, and scientists, and practitioners from all fields are encouraged to apply for the fellowship. Applicants should engage critically with oceanic subjects.

Head to TBA21-Academy for more information & the application form, or go directly to tba21.org/oceanfellows2022

In case of questions, feel free to email oceanfellows@tba21-academy.org

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