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International Call for Visual Poetry “2084 Imagined Futures”

July 1, 2023 @ 12:00 am - September 30, 2023 @ 11:59 pm

The program 2084 Imagined Futures from the South and AURA Visual Poetry invite you to participate in the international call for visual poetry “2084 Imagined Futures”.


Topic: 2084 Imagined Futures

About this call

Travel to the year 2084 and send visual poetry to our present.
Occupy the future! This call invites you to seize the future.

Deadline: September 30, 2023
Size: 15 x 15 cm / JPG / 300 dpi.
Quantity: 1 work per person.
Technique: Free (Analog and/or digital). Black and white with grayscale.
A short conceptual text is optional.
Send by email: aurafuturos@gmail.com
The jpg files must be identified with the name of the author and nationality/country.
Indicate social networks: Instagram, Facebook

Everything received will be published on our channels.
Being an artist is not a requirement.
Participation is open to the general public, regardless of nationality or place of residence.

Organized by: AURA Visual Poetry; 2084 Imagined Futures from the South; Dirección de Programas Internacionales, Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo, Universidad de Buenos Aires (FADU UBA); and Observatory on Latin America OLA, The New School.

About visual poetry
Visual poetry is a form of poetic expression that combines visual and textual elements to create an aesthetic experience. Unlike traditional poetry, which relies primarily on language and textual structure, visual poetry uses space, shape, color, and the arrangement of words and images on the page or in physical space to convey its meaning.

In visual poetry, the design and arrangement of visual elements are as important as the words themselves. Visual poets may employ different techniques and mediums to create their works, such as collage, photography, typography, graphics, and painting. The goal is to generate a poetic experience through the unique combination of visual and textual elements.

Visual poetry can address a wide range of themes and emotions and can convey meanings and sensations in ways that conventional written language alone cannot capture. By combining visual and textual elements, visual poetry invites the reader to interact with the work in a more participatory and multisensory way, thus creating a more complete and enriching poetic experience.

About 2084 Imagined Futures from the South
The future is currently a field in dispute, inclusive futures require considering the aspirations of society as a whole and not only of the sectors that are used to exercising their “capacity to aspire” (Appadurai, 2004). So that the future includes us all it is crucial to activate each imagination and encourage everyone to occupy the everyday life of the future.

We summon imaginations and amplify the voices of those that usually go unheard.

The future will be what we imagine and do today.

Travel to 2084 and tell what you see, hear, smell, feel, think, dream, fear, desire…