Open Call | ZK/U Residency, Berlin, Germany

Application deadline: 13 October 2019.

In the context of its art and research residency programme, ZK/U offers a ‘living & working’ space from 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

Fees and duration:

For individual fellows, depending on the studio-apartment and length of stay, the residence fees are between €550 and €850 a month. The residency period varies from 3 to 8 months, and can take place within the next two years after the applicant receives a confirmation. After being selected, ZK/U will support the invited residential fellow in their efforts to secure funding through external grants by providing the fellow with an official invitation and a list of potential funders.

What the residency provides:

  • a studio-apartment for living and working
  • access to communal spaces (kitchen, terrace, library)
  • a special residency program of weekly dinners, monthly studio visits and bi-monthly open studio events (OPENHAUS)
  • the possibility to take part or be part of ZK/U’s public events
  • support to locate events, resources, and urban discourses relevant to the fellows’ research interests
  • support to create self-initiated public events or formats
  • promotion of the fellows’ work online and locally

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

Photo of Openhaus April 2018 ©Florian Rosier

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