As part of the project Leaky Archive, the Rautenstrauch-Joest- Museum (RJM) and the Academy of Media Arts CologneResearch Group Networks (KHM) start the first round of digital fellowships. The project explores how colonial archives and collections can be critically developed and reflected upon with the help of digitality.

Over the course of two months (September - October 2022), the first five fellows will be able to dedicate themselves individually to their project, engage in exchange, and share with members of different communities. The participants will work in a process and exemplary way, without necessarily having to bring forward finished results. They will not be physically together, but will use various online tools to stay in touch and document the process. We see digital fellowships as a contemporary format of support and networking in a globalized scene shaped by digitalization.