Jan. 24, 2023
Dekoloniale Memory Culture in Berlin is inviting artists, architects, designers, directors, performers, fashion designers, writers and urban practitioners to apply for the Dekoloniale Berlin Residency 2023. During this year’s exhibit, the cultural centre will examine the history of Berlin districts Charlottenburg and Wilmersdorf, as well as the bordering parts of Schöneberg that used to be part of Charlottenburg. Applicants are invited to uncover and transform historical colonial stratifications and dominant narratives in Berlin’s public space, inspired by a study of anti-colonial networks, discourses and political forms of resistance against racism, colonialism and imperialism in Berlin’s urban history, specifically between 1918 and 1933.
Dekoloniale provides two application options: Option 1 should highlight struggles for social and political justice since the turn of the twentieth century. Option 2 should centre on one specific West-Berlin location among the ones listed. The three selected residents are expected to co-create artistic interventions in the public sphere and encouraged to consider hybrid modes of thought, research, and practice. Collaborative formats are favoured. Residents are provided with travel costs, accommodation and a per diem throughout the residency period, a production budget for the implementation of the project, and a fee. They will have full access to the Dekoloniale project space, curatorial guidance, and production support depending on needs and availability.
In order to apply applicants must submit a short motivation letter (max. 1 page), a short description of their work (max. 1 page), the estimated production budget, their CV (max. 2 pages), and portfolio (max.10 pages/5MB). The process is entirely online, and applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications falls on February 7, 2023. The production of the works in Berlin will take place within the period of mid-June to mid-September 2023, with a final public presentation on September 14–17, 2023 in the framework of the Dekoloniale Festival 2023 and exhibition ‘ZwischenWelten/BetweenWorlds.’
Deadline: February 7, 2023