Re:generative call for proposals

The Int. Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology titled Re:generative takes place in Colombia in May 2025

Conference dates: May 5–9, 2025 in Manizales (World Cultural Heritage Site) & Bogotà (Capital City) in Colombia.
CfP deadline July 26, 2024.

In a context of profound changes and transformations, the regenerative is presented as an alternative to restore, renew or reconstruct lost or invisible memories. From the perspective of sustainability, the regenerative implies thinking about actions that imply survival as a vital matter of engendering for its re-existence.

The organizing committee invites researchers of different areas, disciplines and practices to submit individual papers, posters and full panels with new and original research preferably in the following themes:

  • Individuals, groups and communities co-creating and co-designing
  • Circular dynamics, economies and autonomous practices
  • Open knowledge mediated by art & science, and disseminated democratically
  • Innovation based on the reinterpretation and validity of ancestral memory
  • Future Memories: Documentation, Preservation and new Tools for Research & Archiving
  • Pioneers of Media Art

Conference language is English and Spanish with simultaneous translation between the two languages available during the conference.

Re.generative 2025 will be held in conjunction with the 24th International Image Festival, organized by the University of Caldas, in Manizales, and the University of Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Re.generative conference delegates will have ample opportunities to also attend artistic activities (exhibitions, concerts, Media Art shows, among others).
May 5-9 (MAH) – May 2-9 (IIF)

Call for Papers now open.  Send abstract to the following e-mail addresses: 
Subject: MAH 2025 Application

Deadline for panels and individual papers July 26, 2024.
Notification of acceptance will be announced by September 27, 2024.
Submission language is English or Spanish.

Individual proposals for papers should consist of a max. 250-word abstract with title.
Proposals for full panels should consist of a max. 500-word abstract outlining the panel and individual topics of confirmed speakers.

Submitters should upload a short bio file (Word), no longer than ½ page per person. The short bios will be used on the conference website together with your abstracts.

Conference language is English and Spanish with simultaneous translation between the two languages during the conference.

Download Template Format for Panels

Download Template Format for Papers

Download Template Format for Posters

We will soon publish the Call for Artwork to participate in the event. If you wish to send proposals in advance, please send them to the following e-mail: info@festivaldelaimagen.com  

Initiated by the Media Art Histories EXECUTIVE BOARD
Najam ASSAR (PK, DK), Andres BURBANO (CO/ES), Sean CUBITT (AU), Oliver GRAU, (DE/AT) (Conference Founder and Chair), Inge HINTERWALDNER (DE), Laura LEUZZI (UK), Gunalan NADARAJAN (SG/US) Chris SALTER (CH), Yu-Chuan TSENG (TW)

MediaArtHistories HQ: Wendy Jo COONES

Media Art Histories Honorary Board
Rudolf ARNHEIM, Linda HENDERSON (served in the Board from 2005-2018), Douglas KAHN (2005–2018), Martin KEMP (2005 – 2018), Tim LENOIR (2005-2016), Douglas DAVIS, Jasia REICHARDT, Itsuo SAKANE (2005-), Peter WEIBEL (2005-2023), Erkki HUHTAMO (2005-2023), Machiko KUSAHARA (2005-2023)

Organizing Committee
Universidad de Caldas – Carolina Salguero, Walter Castañeda, William Ospina, Oscar Villota, César Arias, Mario Valencia, Margarita Villegas, Carolina Calderón
Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano – Felipe Cesar Londoño, D.A. Quevedo Restrepo, Elkin Rubiano, Alfredo Gutiérrez

Re:generative Co-Chairs:
Carolina SALGUERO. Universidad de Caldas. Manizales
Felipe Cesar LONDOñO. Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano

Media Art History Conf – Re.generative 2025 Board
Ibero-American Observatory of Digital and Electronic Arts OIADE Board – Jose Ramón Alcalá. España, Daniel Argente. Uruguay, Humberto Valdivieso. Venezuela, Emilio Martínez. España, Ricardo Dal Farra. Andres Burbano (CO/ES), Concordia University. Montreal, Raquel Caerols. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Cleomar Rocha. MediaLab Brasil, Daniel Cruz. MAC Chile, Tania Aedo. UNAM México

International partner institutions:
Maestría en Artes Mediales, Universidad de Chile, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile, Maestría en Diseño Interactivo, Universidad de Buenos Airees Argentina Universidad Federal de Goias, Brasil, Archive for Digital Art, (DE/AU), Cátedra Max Aub UNAM Mexico, Ibero-American Observatory of Digital and Electronic Arts OIADE, Southern Network for Science, Arts and Technolog. RedCatSur