In the context of its art and research residency programme, ZK/U offers a ‘living & work’ space for artists, scholars and practitioners that concern themselves with the concept and context of ‘the city’. The programme is open to contemporary artistic positions that are conceptual, interventionist and contextual. 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. ZK/U focuses on the processes that come from, and feed into the particular contexts of the fellows’ practices, whether they be locally-defined situations or international discourses. Residents are encouraged to involve themselves with ZK/U’s programme and to propose their own formats. In the frame of this Open Call, ZK/U is particularly interested in projects that create spaces for encounter and exchange between citizens from diverse backgrounds; that question and reclaim urban infrastructure and public space for the commons; that make global complexities graspable in a local context; and that imagine forms of local belonging within post-migration societies.
NON-FORMAL & SELF-EDUCATION, URBAN PEDAGOGY, URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE, PUBLIC SERVICES, IMAGINATIVE ECONOMIES, GLOBALIZED LOCALISM/LOCALIZED GLOBALISM, SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT, MIGRATORY PROCESSES
Conceptual Frame and investigation leads: http://www.zku-berlin.org/concept/
Application Process: http://www.zku-berlin.org/apply/Deadline: November 12th, 2017