OPEN CALL – INFORMAL UTOPIAS – ARTIST RESIDENCY by Ricardo August 26, 2019 0 Opportunities Deadline 22 Setembro, 2019 Para mais informações http://bit.ly/2U1eS2D Think Tanger is a cultural platform dedicated to the exploration of urban challenges arising in the city of Tangier. It serves as a platform to concretely address and highlight social and spacial impacts of urban matters, through projects operating at the crossroads of visual arts, design, participatory research and urban practices. Until end of 2020, Think Tanger will be exploring and developing a critical discourse about informal practices in Tangier and elsewhere, in order to understand the mechanisms of informal urbanism, investigating social and spacial aesthetics produced as result. In parallel of a regulated urbanism heavily influenced by globalized cities, Tangier seems to offer a different perspective on the way people experience their urban environment. Everyday, we observe many spontaneous interventions in the urban space of Tangier, some of them are ephemeral, others are radical. These actions are completely transforming the urban, social and economical fabric of the city, in a way that is seen as chaotic and defined as “informal urbanism”. Self-building houses with concret and brick, creating a football playground with sand and plastic bottles or even transforming a sidewalk into a shared garden. These actions are often undertaken without permits, and are initiated individually or collectively by people in need of immediate solutions. Though, can we consider informality as a way of community resistance ? And how will an informal city look like ? This year, Think Tanger is looking for artists or collectives whose work is related to social and urban activism, in order to investigate the social and spacial dynamics of informality in Tangier. CONDITIONS: – Artists based in Morocco – Priority will be given to artists or collectives working on cross-disciplinary practices: Visual arts / performance, Graphic design / architecture, Design, Mapping, digital art… – No age restriction – The projects will be developed in collaboration with Hicham Bouzid, curator and artistic director of Think Tanger. – Applications can be in english or french. FACILITIES: – Duration : 3 months of residence in Tangier spread over a period of 5 months. – Per diems: Up to 6000 Dh depending on if it’s an individual artist or a collective. – Production costs: Up to 15,000 MAD per project. – Accommodation: Artists will be hosted in our residency space (Appartement Kissaria) – Access to the Atelier Kissaria’s facilities and assistance. – 2 sessions / meetings in person or via skype with scientific committees of Think Tanger. EXPECTED OUTPUTS: – Up to 2 open studios sessions. – A final presentation/restitution open to public. – A final publication of the project at Think Tanger’s 2020 book. – According to the mediums, Think Tanger keeps a copy of the productions for its archives. SCHEDULE: – Open call: August 22nd to September 22nd. – Selection: September 22nd to 30th. – Announcement: October 8th. – First meeting in Tangier or through Skype with selected artists: October 16th / 17th – Residency starts: November 1st 2019. – Residency ends: March 1st 2020. For any question or information, please send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: ABOUT THINK TANGER’S RESIDENCY ACF does not grant mobility grants. However, travel expenses can be covered when they are part of the implementation of a project.