The ZK/U residency is a production space where artists, researchers and practitioners can meet and work on individual or collaborative projects and ideas. Since the ZK/U sees itself as a constantly evolving space, fellows are encouraged to bring their own inputs into the communal life, be it in terms of actions, creating collectives or simply contributing to the maintenance of the space.
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 (having ZK/U’s conceptual framework as a meeting point) and engage in critical debate and ventures across transnational boundaries.
Since there are up to 15 fellows at once in the residency, ZK/U is not able to consult or develop each project individually. And it’s important to point out that within the residency, each fellow drive their own learning or initiate their own projects. In the best Berlin tradition of anything goes, the diverse ZK/U team supports fellows’ choices, providing practical information as well as useful contacts, an in-house library and archive, and an introduction to the city itself. ZK/U is here to help with any fellow’s initiative, but should not be considered as the driving force of the projects. Ultimately, it is the fellow’s own commitment that shapes the residency program.