The Hive #3

Looking for the best young talents from Africa


Sep 30
Mar 21, 2019: 0:00
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HIVE is a 6-month residency program hosting 20 young artists and creators from all over the world. This team of young creatives form a collaborative expedition to explore and hack the future, developing concrete solutions applied to universal issues. Energy, oceans, mobility, education, quality of life… are the kind of challenges. 5 functional prototypes will be the result of the residency. Art pieces, interactive experiences, technological solutions, social innovations, everything is possible as long as your project contributes to a more desirable future and as you work in a collaborative way!

So, if you are artists, makers, coders, engineers, innovation managers, research scientists or a combination of these if you want to live a multicultural experience of collaborative creation, apply now! Degrees are not a requirement––self-taught candidates welcome!

How to be one of the 20 Selected:

For the record, the 40 Hive #01 and #02 “graduates” came from numerous countries including Senegal, Colombia, Lithuania, Portugal, United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada and the United States.

The selection criteria are not based on qualifications but on each person’s recognized skills, the assessment based on their portfolios and supporting documents relating to past projects. The sought-after profiles include artists, designers, makers, programmers, engineers, and innovation managers…

The selection decision is also based, for a large part, on human qualities. A Hiver needs to show curiosity, cooperativeness, and kindness. He or she must have a sense of responsibility and commitment with regard to the major issues facing our planet and be eager to rub shoulders with people from very different backgrounds. Being just slightly crazy also helps!