Kickoff for the Residency On The Road

The "Decolonizing Food: Water, Land and Heritage" residency is a collaboration between three members of the Allianz Foundation Hubs Network. The program focuses on food-related practices and topics, questioning conventional food practices and exchanging knowledge. Get to know the participants here.

July 27, 2023

The Residency.

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 April and June 2023. During this period the 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 Residents

The Allianz Foundation Hubs

The "Decolonizing Food: Water, Land and Heritage" residency program is a unique collaboration between the three cultural institutions in the Allianz Foundation Hubs Network. Allianz Foundation Hubs are regional platforms from civil society, climate action and arts & culture. They form a European network working on solutions for the pressing societal questions of our times. To meet these challenges, new ways of exchange, cooperation and a shared vision are needed. The participating institutions are: