International Residency Program
The residency program is open to artists, scholars and practitioners that concern themselves with the phenomenon of ‘the city’.
Residency fellows each organize their own time and work but also participate in our collaborative framework. They are invited to outline their project and practices for a select audience at ZK/U’s weekly dinner and/or during the monthly studio visits of professionals and associates from our international network (research scholars, curators, local historians, practicing artists, university lecturers, political activists, etc.). If they wish, fellows can also share their work with a broader audience during our bi-monthly open studio format, OPENHAUS, and/or by proposing their own public events and projects.
ZK/U, for its part, promotes fellows’ work online and locally, primarily through the OPENHAUS event and with an individual website profile. The dedicated residency team is on hand to help fellows locate events, resources, and urban discourses relevant to their research interests, and to advise on the logistics of research and presentations. In offering useful tips and pointers, it also increases fellows’ appreciation and understanding of their new temporary home base, Berlin.
Fellows are invited also to mingle at ZK/U’s public program of established events—the GÜTERMARKT flea market, or SPEISEKINO cinema-themed catering nights, for example — and to attend the various events, exhibitions, workshops, and conferences organized in the course of our local and international long-term projects with partner institutions.
Further, ZK/U is now encouraging residents to self-publish in order to complement its small but growing in-house archive and library. In leaving behind a record of their research methods, creative outcomes, and contacts and discoveries made in Berlin, past and present fellows continue to promote cooperation and exchange across borders, long after their residency has ended.