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OpenFields Conference 2021

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The 6th Open Fields conference and RIXC Art Science Festival 2021
September 23–25, 2021, Riga (virtual)

To submit a proposal please scroll down until the botton "Make submission".

Open Fields conference is the RIXC's festival based annual gathering bringing together international scholars and artists to discuss topics related to artistic research, the changing role of art in societies, and art and science collaboration.

This year's conference with the topic "PostSENSORIUM" will take place from September 23-25, 2021, virtually in Zoom, exploring the immensity of our virtual and real life challenges that demand a renewed focus on sensory perception and embodied experiences.

More info about this year's conference and RIXC Art Science festival 2021: PostSENSORIUM program is available on the festival website:

The festival takes place in the framework of Creative Europe's supported project “Ungreen Revisited. Encountering Emerging Naturecultures”,



We welcome proposals by interdisciplinary researchers, artists, artists-researchers, designers, Ph.D. students, curators, media theorists, art historians, science philosophers, cultural innovators, bio-hackers, critical engineers, and data designers, as well as scientists from different fields.

Please submit proposals with regards to the following topics / sections:

* Embodied Experiences and Extended Reality 
* Virtual Sensing, Photogrammetry and Experiential Art Practices
* Sensory Perception and Sonic Immersions 
* Intelligent Ecosystems and More-Than-Human Conditions 
* Ecologies Beyond Green / Light, Energies and Fields
* Living Technologies / Artificial Intelligence & Biopolitics

Conference proposal should consist of:
* title and abstract (200 words),
* 5–6 keywords,
* short author's biography  - please write it in the comments part (120 words).

Please submit your proposals online:


OPEN FIELDS 2021 Conference Chairs and PostSENSORIUM Exhibition Curators:
Rasa SMITE, Raitis SMITS (Latvia).

The RIXC Festival is produced by The RIXC Centre for New Media Culture. The Renewable Futures 2021 Conference is co-organized by RIXC and The Art Research Lab (MPLab) of Liepaja University (Liepaja, Latvia).
Festival producer: Agnese Baranova (
PR and information coordinator: Liva Silina (
Contact e-mail:
Phones: +371 29635167 (Agnese Baranova), +371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)
Address: RIXC the Centre for New Media Culture, LenĨu iela 2, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia

Support and Partners:
“Green Revisited” project supported by EU program Creative Europe,  State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia,  Riga City Council, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.

More information:



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