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OFFCITY AiR 2024: Residency Programme for Artists, Architects and Theorists (Czech Republic)

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OFFCITY is calling for applications from artists, architects, theorists or creative and interdisciplinary collectives for the OFFCITY AiR 2024 on the topic of Articulation of Architecture and Public Space, to be held in Pardubice, Czech Republic, for 1–3 weeks between September 2024 and June 2025.

OFFCITY is an independent platform based in Pardubice, Czech Republic. It works with a theme of a city as a structure and a living organism, it explores different views of the city, it introduces to the public various forms of artistic and architectural expression, it shows them how to perceive art and culture as an integral part of our natural and social environment.

The participants of this residency programme are invited to explore the city and articulate its architecture from various positions. The project is following up on a series of residencies, that focused on the topic of reading public space in 2022 and 2023. Together with the participants in OFFCITY AiR, they examined the public space of Pardubice from the point of view of visual smog, graffiti, personal stories, or timetables and trajectories of the city’s public transport; they used the language of contemporary visual and performance art as well as theory.

What is provided:

  • an opportunity to slow down, experiment, research, concentrate and network
  • accommodation and a workspace for 1–3 weeks (the residential studio is suitable for individuals, but it can also accommodate smaller collectives who are used to coexistence)
  • friendly environment, production support and consultation
  • fee in the amount of 1,200 CZK/person/day
  • other possible costs may be the subject of further agreement

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