1/2/8 Research Forum
with residencies, talks, workshops
and public moments  

Ansicht einer Menschengruppe von oben
Photo: Gramlin

In Spring 2017, PACT launched 1/2/8, a new, central and long-term research and development format with a special focus on the connection between knowledge and actions. The format offers substantial time and space for practices of cooperation between people, objects, space, technology and experimentation.

1/2/8 – Spot on Governance
04.-17. December 2023

Call for Proposals
Applications for ›1/2/8 – Spot on Governance‹ can only be submitted via the online application form below. Please note that only complete applications can be considered. All fields labelled »required« must be filled in. Applicants can expect to receive a response by early October 2023.

Closing date for applications: 
28 September 2023 (23:59 h CET)

Linked below you can find the Call for Proposals in PDF format. 

Open Call

›Spot on Governance‹ focuses on social regulations as a condition and interface of political and sustainable visions of the future.

When it comes to access to resources and representation, or forms of self-organization, data sovereignty, collaboration, monopolization, and participation, a realignment of structures, processes, and practices is required everywhere.

From 04.-17. December 2023, 1/2/8 invites contributors to locate to PACT’s studios, foyer, and stages to create a temporary »research community« based on the interaction of different fields of knowledge. We invite multiple teams/working constellations to initiate new projects or continue their ongoing ones and to share and further develop their ideas, practices, questions, and designs transdisciplinarily with other academics, artists, practitioners, and activists.

At ›Spot on Governance‹, we warmly welcome research projects from all areas of the sciences, knowledge domains and origins, the arts and cultural work, activism, social work, care practices, journalism, and technology.

1/2/8 is supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

A 1/2/8 residency incorporates the following

  • Studio space (from 69 to 173 sq. m.)
  • Local accommodation

  • Weekly grant allowance of 500 € for all of the 1/2/8 residency project participants (max. 4 people per group)

  • Travel costs (subject to prior agreement)*

  • Joint encounters, talks and presentations (at shor notice and subject to agreement)

*Principally, everyone involved should opt for the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation available.

The research residency comprises work and research phases, various exchange formats, and studio visits. It is also framed by a public program featuring lectures, workshops, and artistic interventions.

Andrina Imboden

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