Changing Spaces was an Open Call searching for works dealing with change.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the way we move, learn, work, connect & create hIt has suddenly and then gradually changed. But it has also changed the way we experience the city and has disrupted the boundaries between interior & exterior life. We will never go back to the way things were before; the way we were before.
Coronavirus has affected people in all stages of travel and transition - emotional and physical - some who were about to leave a place; some who had just migrated somewhere new; and some watching the place they have chosen to call home change before their eyes.
Changing Spaces was dedicated to all of these stories and has a dual meaning. It was looking for reflections on the change that comes with migratory journeys but also the change that has fallen upon the city space during this pandemic.
OPEN CALL 1/05 - 31/07 2019
Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home was the first Open Call from ASTRO and the beginning of this initiative.
It was looking to set the basis of the larger themes the project was going to start to explore and add the first contribution to the archive of people’s experiences of a home away from home and the documentation of those experiences through different practices. Home Away from Home served as opening to what there is to come and this is why a sample of the works still decorates the website.