Shared Cities Residency: Open call (Berlin, Germany)

Shared Cities: Creative Momentum is a seminal four-year cultural project that brings together eleven partners from seven major European cities: Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Katowice, Prague and Warsaw.

The consortium - reSITE and ZK/U - welcomes artists, architects, urban activists, visual designers, curators (scholars and practitioners), as well as all type of transdisciplinary thinkers who are interested in theory and practice dealing with contemporary urbanity. Special attention will be paid to those focused on alternative and collaborative economies, cooperative housing, transport or culture, and alternative forms of civic engagement, data research and sharing.

reSITE and ZK/U are interested in contemporary artistic positions and analysis, ranging from contextual and interventionist to conceptual and public art or writing that address the selected theme. Work at ZK/U is informed by theoretical and practice-based critiques developed in the disciplines of geography, anthropology, urban planning, architecture, urban policies and the humanities. Prospective applicants should be working professionally in their fields and have a broad range of projects and exhibition experience. Scholars and practitioners should have some years of professional experience. They especially encourage applications consisting of artists working with scholars or practitioners from other disciplines.

Furthermore, the residents are invited to use reSITE and ZK/U as a platform, and propose their own formats or long-term satellite projects. You are encouraged to get involved in ZK/U’s regular formats and the activities across the Shared Cities: Creative Momentum project such as engage in discussions at the Openhaus about your work, or show your work at the Ideas Yards in Prague or other project cities.

What is offered:

  1. Two-month long residency at the ZK/U, including space for ‘living & work’: furnished accommodation with private/shared bathrooms, studio, wifi, communal facilities, shared and private production areas, a platform open for public events, lectures, discussions, screenings, performances and presentations.

  2. Informal advisory from ZK/U and reSITE creative, program and curatorial teams

  3. The Resident has the opportunity to participate in events organized by ZK/U. These events include curatorial conversations, an open house event, as well as lectures and discussions.

  4. All work done during the residency will be considered for: public event and exhibition in Prague in June 2018, research publication dedicated to the residencies, Shared Cities final exhibition in Berlin 2019, Shared Cities Atlas published in 2019.

  5. Per diems including travel expenses (up to a maximum of EUR 400), if needed.

  6. Materials/production budget (up to a maximum of EUR 1000), if needed.

  7. Artists, scholars, and practitioners can apply individually, or as a group. However, if artists apply as a group, only one individual will be funded (additional costs when more than one person live in the unit needs to be covered by resident).

Deadline: 15 January 2018

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