Ideas City (Detroit, USA) > Call for projects

IDEAS CITY is a collaborative, civic and creative enterprise founded by the New Museum. Its focus is the city: investigating key issues, proposing solutions, and seeding concrete actions. Starting from the premise that art and culture are essential to future vitality of cities, IDEAS CITY provides a crucial platform for designers, artists, technologists and policymakers to exchange ideas, identify challenges, create strategies, and engage the public’s participation. In NYC alone, IDEAS CITY has connected more than 200 cultural partners to each other, invited over 100 top speakers — including Secretary of HUD Julian Castro, MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, architect Rem Koolhaas and artist Pedro Reyes - and introduced tens of thousands of citizens to a new and visionary understanding of the city.

IDEAS CITY Detroit will work alongside Detroit’s Planning and Development Department to address the opportunities and challenges of urban reconstruction. The five-day studio laboratory will be structured around workshops, site visits, lectures, and discussions with experts, including local artists, designers, policymakers, and community members.

IDEAS CITY Detroit invites emerging thinkers and practitioners from around the world to participate in the immersive and collaborative studio laboratory to create provocative cultural strategies designed for practical implementation. Participation in IDEAS CITY Detroit is through an open application process, and forty to fifty applicants will be selected as Fellows by an international panel of artists and curators.

Daily lectures, workshops and site visits with local experts
- All meals provided by Detroit-based food collectives
- Specially designed accommodation on site
- A $600 (USD) honorarium per Fellow
- Support provided for the realization of selected strategies
- Exposure to an international network of cultural activists

Deadline; 1 January 2016

Find all details online