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Submission Deadline: 13-10-2019

More information on the call here.

In the context of its art and research residency programme, ZK/U offers a ‘living & working’ space for artists, scholars and practitioners involved in exploring the idea and reality of “the city”. The programme is open to contemporary artistic positions that are conceptual, interventionist and contextual.

Selected projects are often informed by theoretical and practice-based critiques within the fields of urban research, geography, anthropology, urbanism, architecture and the humanities. With collaborative practices and peer-to-peer learning at its core, the residency is about exchanging with and learning from other artists and practitioners. It is a space for urban experimentation where fellows connect through common themes and interests.
Residents are encouraged to involve themselves with ZK/U’s programme and to propose their own formats.

Within the frame of this Open Call, ZK/U invites applications around it’s current discourses of the conceptual framework and additionally encourages investigations into the following themes:

  • alternative practices of knowledge production, mediation and new formats of cross-sectoral conversations
  • inclusive modes of engagement in democratic decision making processes and grassroot movements
  • connecting global communities through strategies of local non-monetary economies and digital governance
  • prototyping digital and spatial infrastructure for a future based on the common good


Full Open Call: https://www.zku-berlin.org/open-call/
Residency Program & Space: http://www.zku-berlin.org/residency/
Conceptual Frame and investigation leads: https://www.zku-berlin.org/concept/
Application Form: https://forms.gle/CfpQT9MPiAeKXBm6A

 

 

In the context of its art and research residency programme, ZK/U offers a ‘living & work’ space for artists, scholars and practitioners that concern themselves with the phenomenon of ‘the city’. The programme is open to a range of contemporary artistic positions that are conceptual, interventionist and contextual. Work at ZK/U is informed by theoretical and practice-based critiques within the fields of urban research, geography, anthropology, urbanism, architecture and the humanities. ZK/U focuses on the processes that come from, and feed into the particular contexts of the fellows’ practices, whether they be locally-defined situations or international discourses. Residents are encouraged to involve themselves with ZK/U’s programme and to propose their own formats. In the frame of this Open Call, ZK/U is particularly interested in initiatives that create spaces for encounter and exchange between citizens from diverse backgrounds; formats that question and reclaim urban infrastructure and public space for the commons; practices that make global complexities graspable in a local context; and projects that imagine forms of local belonging within post-migration societies.

The ZK/U residency is a production space where artists, researchers and practitioners can meet and work on individual or collaborative projects and ideas. The programme consists of an active-collaborative format for mutual exchange, weekly Thursday Dinners, where the residents get the opportunity to introduce their practice to a selected audience, and monthly studio visits by professionals from ZK/U’s network. ZK/U’s residents furthermore have the possibility to share their work with a broader public during the OPENHAUS, a monthly open studio format, and by proposing their own public events and projects. Since the ZK/U sees itself as a constantly evolving space, fellows are encouraged to bring their own inputs into the communal life, be it in terms of actions, creating collectives or simply contributing to the maintenance of the space.

The residency space consists of furnished studio-apartments (half of which have private bathrooms) and communal facilities like a large kitchen, a terrace, a library-in-progress and a surrounding public park. For individual fellows, depending on the type of studio-apartment and the length of stay (3-8 months), the residency costs are between €550 and €850 per month. The price covers all utility costs and space usage.

More information here.