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+APPLICATION DEADLINE EXPIRED+ "Decolonizing Food: Water, Land and Heritage" is the first edition of Residency On The Road, the unique Allianz Foundation Hubs residency program. It aims at bringing together artists, writers, curators, thinkers, activists, chefs, farmers and designers to explore food practices.
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About the Call
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The program focuses on food-related practices and topics, questioning conventional food practices and exploring as well as exchanging new agricultural and culinary knowledge.
It also focuses on the practical skills needed to cultivate food and collect or disseminate seeds, research relating to livestock and the economics of alimentation and the hegemony of industrialised practices in food production and distribution worldwide. There are no limitations for disciplines to involve. Topics can range from the preservation of biodiversity, urban agriculture, cultivation of local native and non-native varieties, or the mismanagement of water reserves to the possibility of creating distribution networks and fostering economic viability through alternative practices.
There are two specific phases: the Generative Phase brings together nine artists, thinkers, researchers, activists, chefs, farmers, anthropologists, designers and other cultural practitioners to spend one week in each of the three participating cities. Each hub will select three residents from their wider region. The travel period will be between March and May 2023. During this period residents will meet the local scenes and convene for artist-led workshops, performances, artist talks and screenings, networking sessions, music events, meetings with activists, thematic tours, cooking sessions and more.
The Production Phase will follow in the autumn of 2023. All residents are invited, without obligation, to submit a proposal for a project involving at least two of the visited Hubs. The proposal will be evaluated, and if supported, stipends will be made available to realize the project with a dedicated production budget. Curatorial and production support will be given in all stages to accompany the project's development by the hub and local partners selected together. The funding will be agreed upon individually based on the specific proposal.
Artists, thinkers, researchers, activists, chefs, farmers, anthropologists, writers, curators, architects, food, fashion, graphic and social designers, and other cultural practitioners based in Istanbul, Kosovo or Sicily.
We aim for diverse residents in terms of profession, research interests, practice, origin and background.
Contact your local Hub
Vatra Abrashi: vatra [at] autostradabiennale.org
Izabela Moren: i.moren [at] studiorizoma.org
Mesadet Sözmen: info [at] postane.co
Travel, Accomodations, Expenses, Application & Selection Process
Travel, Accomodations & Expenses
End of March 2023 - Rizoma
End of April 2023 - Autostrada
End of May 2023 - Postane
The program will cover all costs for travel and accommodation. A per diem will be given to participants to cover daily expenses. The main language spoken will be English.
Please send a single PDF containing a one-page letter explaining your practice and why you want to participate in the residency together with a portfolio of your work, or a writing sample of not more than 3,000 words, or a free overview of your practice (max 2 pages) to your local hub (see emails below) by 10 January 2023.
Your application will be assessed by a selection committee bringing together the teams of each hub plus possible external advisors. This selection committee will assess your application based on the quality and aim of your work; the approach to critical thinking and reflection; the relevance and purpose of your residency concerning the work program and interests of the three hubs.
The outcome of the selection procedure will be communicated in early February.
Our Hub in Prizren, Kosovo
Autostrada Biennale functions on two speeds: Autostrada Biennale, the International Contemporary Art exhibition and Autostrada Hangar, the education, production and exhibition space in the former military base now ITP Prizren.
Our Hub in Istanbul, Turkey
Postane is an Istanbul-based urban hub serving individuals and organizations whose work focuses on creating social and environmental impact, aiming to build a more just city, region, and planet.
Our Hub in Palermo, Italy
Fondazione Studio Rizoma is a transnational hub advancing an independent cultural and social program with a focus on the city of Palermo.