The GRASS Fellow programme is located at GRASS, Uppsala University Graduate School in Sustainability Studies at Campus Gotland. The programme offers artists the opportunity to come to Campus Gotland to work on their artistic projects. Campus Gotland is relatively small with 1300 students from a wide range of countries studying courses in the humanities, social sciences, engineering and medicine. The small scale makes activities visible, and the aim is for the artistic work to raise questions and engagement in the everyday lives of students and staff. Depending on the artists’ projects, the visiting fellow programme will also be developed in different locations, in collaboration with different stakeholders around Gotland.
GRASS FELLOW START 2021
The GRASS visiting fellow programme started in August 2021 when artists Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas visited the Graduate School at the start of the new academic year and conducted a two-day workshop with the PhD students. Under the name Urbonas Studio they work on interdisciplinary research, and artistic creation and have been working on the wetland as a biological concept and environment for a number of years. During 2019-2021 they have collaborated with BAC, Region Gotland and Public Art Agency Sweden in the development of the new Visborg district with the art project The Swamp Observatory.