Internship: Inhuman Carnival project

Design & research from a non- anthropocentric worldview

We are looking for an Inhuman Carnival intern who can help us develop and run this research project. Would you like to work in a place where science meets art and where your focus is not just on humans, but on other living species as well? For those with an interest in textile-, fashion- and/or bio design, science and art, we offer the opportunity to intern in our Inhuman Carnival project.


Species costume created in the Open Costume Lab - Inhuman Carnaval at Dutch Design Week 2021 At Dutch Design Week 2021 we are hosting an open costume lab where one of the participants created this costume inspired by animals in our ecosystem.     Caroline Aravicius

Stichting Mediamatic

Mediamatic is an art lab that focuses on new developments in art, biology and science. Through art projects, lectures and workshops we bring together the fields of science and art. In our program we challenge the senses and perceptions of food, waste and unconventional materials. In this way we support developments in bio-art and actively contribute to a circular economy. Mediamatic also has a restaurant where themes from the program are translated into very nice (vegan) food. 


Inhuman Carnival

The Inhuman Carnival project researches how we can break out of our anthropocentric worldview and learn to have more empathy for other species on the planet. In this project we challenge artists, designers, creators and audiences to dress up themselves and each other as the beautiful species our ecosystem is rich in.

Costume Lab

As part of the Inhuman Carnival project, we run a Costume Lab where we offer all sorts of activities whereby we invite (fashion) designers, artists and complete beginners, to make costumes of the amazing species from our ecosystem. In the Open Costume you are invited to make a costume, offering a place for experimentation and design research on how to mimic various species in fabric and other materials.


Activities internship:

  • Assisting with the production of workshops and events in the Costume Lab
  • Communication with artists and workshop hosts
  • Looking for collaborations with people from different fields like design, science and art
  • Keep track of the developments in the fields of interest
  • Develop and research your own project idea

Your profile:

  • You have affinity with textile/fashion design, bio-design and like to work in an interdisciplinary field
  • You write and speak fluent English
  • You have a hands-on mentality
  • You have good communication and organisational skills
  • You can work independently and you are a problem solver

What we offer:

  • An inspiring environment in the centre of Amsterdam
  • A vegan lunch during the week
  • A broad and big international network in the arts, culture, bio-art & design.
  • You’ll gain tons of experience working at a cultural organisation
  • Our internships are always 100 working days (about 5 months full time) for at least 4 days a week
  • Here you can find all the important information about doing an internship at Mediamatic


To apply

Send us a short motivation and your cv in PDF + a link to your portfolio (if you have one) to Mention that you are applying for the Inhuman Carnival internship. Please let us know when you can start.