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Open call: Makers in residence 2018

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 18, 2018

Hello there!

We are RAUM. A public exhibition square in Utrecht of more than 40,000 m2: Berlijnplein. We use the power of art and design to involve people in the living, growing city. With makers and audiences we are building a program of installations and events that pique our curiosity. Together we look for new insights for a multifaceted and multicolored city through cultural experiment. In our view, that’s indispensable for the soul of the city.

Our maker-in-residency program gives you, as a maker, the space to represent your vision of that living city, in a grand work in a public space (after all, RAUM is a square). Pretty cool, right? Read on then!

Maker House (artist in residence home) by Woonpioniers (July 2017)

MAKERS-IN-RESIDENCY

Interaction between people and their environment is of vital essence for a living, bustling city. In 2030, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. In short term, Utrecht will grow to 400,000 inhabitants. RAUM is a place between the old and the new: our square is located in the geographical heart of Utrecht on top of the remnants of the Roman Empire, but surrounded by freshly baked clinkers and freshly paved asphalt. To our right is the historic city center, to our left the largest new residential area in the Netherlands: Leidsche Rijn. Nowhere is the contrast between the old and the new world bigger: that’s why we’ve chosen Berlijnplein as our location.

A living city is a meeting point where work, money, culture and recreation intersect. This offers opportunities to shape the future together. To come up with solutions for the challenges of our time. And that’s always been about people, and how we relate to buildings, infrastructure, living space and workspace. And especially, to each other. The city is a source of knowledge, expertise, creativity and resources. To unlock that source, you have to stimulate interaction between people and the environment. With RAUM, we do that through cultural experiment, and that yields new insights. RAUM gives the city its soul: it is a place where stories are made and told. Where art and design visualize the challenges of our city. A place that gives shape to the solidarity of the inhabitants with their city.

So, makers – we need you!

Silo Village by Bouke Bruins & Wouter Corvers (September 2017)

OFFER

In 2018, we have sufficient room for another two to three makers. In 2017 we made a start with our first makers-in-residency where, among others, visual artist Leonard van Munster and food designer Chloé Rutzerveld were selected. In 2018 we will work with Overtreders W, Studio RNDR (formerly LUSTlab), Sacha van den Haak & Anton Lamberg and Elmo Vermijs & Richard Vijgen.

What do we offer you?

Urbanauts Unit Viewtower by Orizzontale (October 2017)

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Makers! Visual artists, architects, designers, social designers… What matters most: You got to have guts. In other words, you are brave enough to experiment and follow a vision when it comes to your work and the living city. People who see your work leave with a new or different perspective. But more importantly, everyone contributes to the city. And so we find it very important that other people can find their own ‘experience’ in your process or work. Whether you’re encouraging encounters, letting the audience experience something, transferring your skills or letting people literally build together … only with each other can we make room for everyone. So the audience plays a very important role during your residency.

RAUMSOUNDS kinetic audio installation by Joris Strijbos (December 2010)

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

We ask you to submit a short and concise (provisional) plan, so that we can make a qualitative selection. The plan must contain at least the following information (maximum of 5 A4 exclusive portfolio):

The maker statement and the description of the plan may also be submitted in a video. That would be very nice even!

TIMELINE

Via the link at the bottom of this form you can indicate whether you want to participate in the open call. The selected creators receive a fee of € 250 for submitting a complete (!) Plan on 18 February.

The project proposal is assessed by an artistic advisory team, pioneers and experts in urban development, design and art, consisting of: Joop de Boer (Pop-Up City), Xandra van der Eijk (I Wait Here) and Daniëlle Arets (Design Academy).

Want to know more and see? Come to RAUM! We are always open.

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