Through the perspective of the imaginal disc, ɬɾąŋʂɠɛŋıƈ 2021 invites spatial practitioners and researchers from across fields of operation to analytically, speculatively or practically approach effects emerging at the intersections of the built and natural environments and explore their purchase on a world in polyform reformation. ɬɾąŋʂɠɛŋıƈ 2021 – The imaginal disc is an invitation for projects and perspectives in spatial practice via the lens of motives of knowing and unknowing, in their mutuality and interplay: ways of detaching and connecting, pathways of searching and researching, acts of solving and dissolving, motions of codification and decodification, merits of remembering and forgetting.
About the programme
The program is produced in coalition with Strelka Institute, Moscow RU, Iaspis, Stockholm SE, Design Museum and Helsinki Design Week and brings together three practitioners / researchers from Russia, Sweden and Finland (one from each country). The six-week-long residency and public program organized takes place from August the 2nd to September 19th in Villa Eläintarha (Hakaniemi, Helsinki). It will comprise a panel discussion at the Design Museum as well as a project showcase to be developed with the residents and program partners in order to function adequately with the conducted projects / researches. Selected residents will be provided single room accommodation at Villa Eläintarha and receive curatorial project mentoring, and participation in the joint studies and public program elements organized as part of the program.
How to apply?
Applications are accepted from all practitioners and researchers based in Finland who are engaged with the study and/or creative exploration of the built environment and its material and/or political interfacings with the planetary habitat. Students of Urban Studies and Planning (USP) are eligible in receiving ECTS credits from the program whereas other applicants are encouraged to investigate the matter independently at their faculty. The deadline for applications is May 17th. Applications should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as one PDF attachment of no more than 7 MB in file size and contain the items below:
- Project or research proposal, max. 2.000 characters
- Work plan, max. 2.000 characters
- 3 – 5 work samples
- 1 – 3 references
- Curriculum vitae
Yliopistonlehtori Petteri muukkonen, Helsingin yliopisto