LAGOS-BERLIN ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2022 // CALL FOR APPILCATION
Coherent and Peaceful Cities
until 25 June 2022
ZK/U BerlinSiemensstr. 27, 10551, Berlin, Germany
The Goethe-Institut Nigeria, in cooperation with hFACTOR Collective / plan-b residency in Lagos and the Berlin art institutions, ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics and SAVVY Contemporary is offering residencies for artists / curators from Lagos and Berlin. The call is aimed at artists, architects and curators living and working in Lagos or Berlin. The selected residents will present their findings with the Berlin and Lagos audience respectively.
Residency for Lagosians in Berlin (01.09.–30.11.2022):
Through the collaboration of ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics and SAVVY Contemporary an artist / architect / curator from Lagos will be welcomed in a residence program in Berlin. In addition to living and working in Berlin, this residency offers insights into the work of two Berlin cultural institutions. The resident has diverse opportunities for consultation and networking and can present their work to the public on various occasions.
Residency for Berliners in Lagos (01.11.–15.12.2022) :
A residence program for an artist / architect / curator from Berlin takes place in Lagos. Through the cooperation of Goethe-Institut Nigeria and hFACTOR / plan-b, this residence offers not only the possibility of working in Lagos, but also insight into the work of two important cultural institutions in Lagos, a variety of consultation and contact opportunities as well as the possibility of a final presentation at hFACTOR / plan-b with the Lagos art community.
The 2022 residency exchange Lagos/Berlin:
This year´s applications are encouraged to be inspired by Diébédo Francis Kéré’s (2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient) idea of coherent and peaceful cities as a new paradigm for the role of design and art in relation to urban space. The Berlin-Lagos Residency Program 2022 seeks a reconceptualising of commercial cities by embedding artistic and creative practice in their construction. Through art activism, knowledge-based policies, and architectural innovation, how are art entrepreneurs, architects, and artists negotiating space and negotiating for space in the frantic economies of cities as modern, futuristic and as diverse but also commercial and capitalist as Berlin and Lagos?
This open call seeks art activists, architects, art entrepreneurs, and artists that engage in the question of space in the creation of art spaces – physically, digitally and/or metaphysically. We particularly encourage applications to engage with the topic of space and its limitations in relation to commercialisation – how have art entrepreneurs and artists negotiated for space in this context?
For individuals traveling to Lagos the questions of space must be taken into the context of a city occupied by oil and gas, banking and finance, as well as manufacturing and real estate concerns. As individuals traveling to Berlin would be working closely with the ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics and SAVVY Contemporary, they are invited to engage with the themes, discourses and projects these spaces are invested in. The question of space is one of the biggest challenges of small institutions, which are by default fragile and vulnerable, and which are constantly interrogating what an institution can be.