Application deadline: 16 December.
ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistic’s residency programme is open for applications from artists, scholars and practitioners that concern themselves with the phenomenon of ‘the city’. Proposals for a residency at ZK/U Berlin can be in the range of contemporary artistic positions that are conceptual, interventionist and contextual. The 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. 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 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.
In the context of its research and residency programme, ZK/U offers 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 work-in-progress presentations, communal dinners, a monthly public event with open studios, studio visits by professionals from ZK/U’s network, and an open platform for residents’ own projects.
The residency space offers studio-apartments and communal facilities; the costs for which are between €550 and €850 for individual fellows depending on type of studio-apartment and length of stay.