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Call for applications – The Shifting Place – Funded residential module at UNIDEE, Biella, Italy

The deadline for submitting your application is 29.04.2016, 11pm CET.

In continuity with the first ‘TIPP’ residency at Cittadellarte, run within the frame of UNIDEE 2015 entitled ‘Creating Territorialities’, this second residency with the title ‘The Shifting Place’ aims at investigating the aesthetic, spatial and temporal fractures of transition territorial processes, both in local and transnational, private and common, material and immaterial dimensions.
The ‘Creating Territorialities’ programme considered territoriality as a possibility of working on the evolution of human life and on the place as a process of co-evolution; on the interrelated transformation of societies and territories; and on the co-presence of the local and the global in our daily life. This is in opposition to the concepts of
territorialisation, de-territorialisation and reterritorialization as forms of cultural, social and spatial control that can be actualized exclusively by mankind, in order to transform and dominate the territories. Together with the editorial staff of the web newspaper
‘Italia che cambia’ and the ‘Biellese in Transition’ cultural movement, one will explore, experience, investigate and formulate proposals about how artivators could create and activate shifting visions and processes on issues such as permaculture, resilience, bioregion and transnational social changing.
The module is articulated in three parts: three days spent around the Biellese mountains, hosted by the ‘agents of changing’, members of the Biellese in transition net; the individual and collective working week at Cittadellarte; and the public presentation of the module’s outcomes.

You are eligible to apply if (all conditions below must be met):
– You are a creative professional (visual artist, designer, architect, curator, writer, etc.) active in any field anywhere in the world, born after 1971.
– You have a fluent knowledge of the english language.
– You submit all the required documentation as part of your application in the correct format and by the given deadline.

The grant includes:
-Travel reimbursement and VISA costs, up to 300 euro – (a higher amount might be evaluated for special cases)
-Full board
-Accommodation
-Use of a shared studio space
-Use of shared workshop facilities and AV equipment
-Medical Insurance (accidents only)
-Residency coordination

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