Call for Grants: Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing – A residential module led by Martino Gamper at UNIDEE – University of Ideas
Residency period: June 6th – June 10th 2016
Deadline: April 1st 2016, 11pm CET
This open call is to partake in Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing, a weekly residential module with the mentorship of Martino Gamper and guest Visible (Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander) developed under the umbrella of UNIDEE - University of Ideas and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in collaboration with Fondazione Zegna.
A week of exploration and wandering on the hills of Oasi Zegna in Trivero (Piedmont region) experimenting group and individual dynamics, which feed creative processes. The aim is to design an object or situation that adds new thinking, interaction and behaviour to the Oasi.
The module explores the idea of creating interventions in this very particular area looking at its nature, architecture, and history. How to contribute to an aesthetic experience of the environment? A cooperation of ideas, under the guidance of Martino Gamper, will encourage individual proposals envisioned in the frame of symbolic values of the venues visited during the tours scheduled for the module.
The theoretical and curatorial contribution by Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander will stimulate the discussion, analysing in depth experimental relationships between arts, design within the social sphere, through the presentation of selected case studies from “The Visible. Where art leaves its own field and becomes visible as part of something else” projects’ archive (undertaken by Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto in collaboration with Fondazione Zegna).
Read more at: http://www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=78
A joint jury together with Martino Gamper will select n.8 participants and will attribute residency grants to participants resulting on the first 4 places of the final list of selected candidates, as follows:
FULL GRANTS: provided to two participants resulting on the 1st and 2nd places of the final selection list.
HALF GRANTS: provided to two participants resulting on the 3rd and 4th places of the final selection list. The participation fee is 290,00 euro.
FULL FEE: participants resulting between the 5th and 8th places of the final selection list. The participation fee is 570,00 euro.
At the end of the residency week, during the conclusive public presentation, ideas produced during the workshop session will be discussed together with Michelangelo Pistoletto, Anna Zegna, Cecilia Guida, Paolo Naldini, Juan Esteban Sandoval and relevant journalist and fashion blogger J J Martin, with the hope of acknowledging, in particular, proposals coherent to the context, sensible to its ethos and peculiarity, and able to enact collaborative creative processes on different levels.
The production price will be awarded at discretion of Fondazione Zegna.
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