We’re trying to capture KOBA as the tailor shop that it is through the “behind the scenes” posts on our website, and social media “tweets“. But some of the ideas coming up could make for more elaborate publications. But where would be a good place to share these?

Bellow a list of some conferences, journals, festivals that call for writing or exhibition of work.


PAF Berlin
5. bis 10. Juni 2018
Nachdem die zweite Festivalausgabe einen großen Erfolg feierte, lädt vom 5. bis 10. Juni 2018 das Performing Arts Festival Berlin zum dritten Mal die (inter)nationale Theaterwelt und das Publikum herzlich dazu ein, die freien darstellenden Künste Berlins zu erleben!

Crafts Council Conference UK

ISEA is an international non-profit organisation fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working with art, science and technology.

Critical Costume
Deadline: 16th May 2018
an international platform to promote research and practice on the interdisciplinary study of costume.
20min paper presentation (title and 200-word abstract)
Flash Talk presentations (title and 200-word summary)
Exhibition or Installation work – physical or mediated object (title and 200-word description)

The International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC) is the premier event for wearable computing and technology, and issues related to on-body and worn mobile technologies. ISWC brings together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share information and advances in wearable computing.

3rd Annual Symposium on Computational Fabrication
Conference Date: June 17-19th
Location: MIT building E14 hosted by the Center for Bits and Atoms, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Best known for its introduction of French theory to American readers, Semiotext(e) has been one of America’s most influential independent presses since its inception more than three decades ago. Publishing works of theory, fiction, madness, economics, satire, sexuality, science fiction, activism and confession, Semiotext(e’)s highly curated list has famously melded high and low forms of cultural expression into a nuanced and polemical vision of the present.

Technoetic Arts
‘Technoetics is a convergent field of practice that seeks to explore consciousness and connectivity through digital, telematic, chemical or spiritual means, embracing both interactive and psychoactive technologies, and the creative use of moistmedia.’ (Roy Ascott 2008)

Steps Center – Pathways to Sustainability
Changes in technology can have important impacts on the environment and people’s ways of life, for good or ill. We explore how people react and relate to technologies – both old and new – how they resist or use them, how they are developed and why, who shapes them, and why they succeed or fail. Our research also explores different forms of innovation, from new devices to new social arrangements.

Craft Research Journal
The aim of Craft Research is to elicit craft as a vital and viable modern discipline that offers a vision for the future and for the sustainable development of human social, economical and ecological issues.

Deadline Call: 15 April 2018
Established in 2005 Digicult is one of the main international platforms investigating the impact of digital technologies and applied sciences on art, design and contemporary culture.

Leonardo is the leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and, increasingly, the application and influence of the arts and humanities on science and technology.

Open Hardware Journal