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ɬɾąŋʂɠɛŋıƈ ɧƙı 2021: The imaginal disc

IASPIS announces an open call for ɬɾąŋʂɠɛŋıƈ ɧƙı 2021. The residency is organized by Tier treuhand in cooperation with Strelka Institute and IASPIS, and realized in partnership with Design Museum Helsinki and Helsinki Design Week and the support of Helsinki International Artist Programme – HIAP / Villa Eläintarha & Connecting Points.

ɬɾąŋʂɠɛŋıƈ ɧƙı is a postdisciplinary residency and public program for expanded spatial practice. The program is open without regard to disciplinary background to practitioners and researchers who seek to analyze, speculate on and imagine the future of the transmaterial built environment, and the logistic and political realization of change in its interfacings with our planetary habitat.

Edition theme
Under the title The imaginal disc, ɬɾąŋʂɠɛŋıƈ ɧƙı 2021 invites for a particular focus on explorations into the possibilities, boundaries and different forms of knowing, unknowing and spatializing knowledge and memory in the conditions of deep change. Applicants are invited to reflect on this stimulation, however it is no requirement that project/research proposals relate in literal or direct ways to the theme.
Extended detail the background of this year’s topic is found on the ɬɾąŋʂɠɛŋıƈ ɧƙı website at

ɬɾąŋʂɠɛŋıƈ ɧƙı 2021 will take place in Helsinki, Finland, from August 2 to September 19, 2021, with the public program part produced during Helsinki Design Week (September 9 to 19). If pandemic conditions at the time should so demand, the program will be conducted remotely, building on the experience gathered in 2020.

One Sweden-based resident will be selected to participate in the 2021 program, where they will be joined by two more participants coming from Russia and Finland, respectively.

Professionals working in/between the fields of arts, design and architecture can apply. Only applicants whose main artistic practice is in Sweden or who are permanent residents of Sweden may apply for a grant.

The residency grant will include a stipend of SEK 29.000, consisting in SEK 23.000 to cover living and travel expenses and a production budget of SEK 6.000 to support project realization costs, and participation in the public program events.

During the residency, residents are expected to participate on a full-time basis, including in the program’s public phase. Residents further are expected to agree to reasonable press requests related to the program and, after the residency, provide feedback and a contribution adequate to their project/research to the residency archive.
Additional detail on the participation details can be found on the program’s website at

The application period opens on March 9 and closes on March 30, 2021 at 24.00.
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How to apply
Filling in the application requires filling in the application form, and attaching additional material (in the last step of the digital application procedure). Providable information comprises:

In the application form
1. Describe your artistic practice (max. 2.000 characters)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Five to ten samples of your work (realized or speculative) representing your practice and approach

As attachments
1. Describe your work plan (in as concrete detail as possible; e.g., name partners you may like to meet, sites you may like to visit, etc.; if possible/applicable, think toward ways in which you might like to showcase your project/research during the residency’s public phase – max. 2.000 characters). Detail on presentation activities will progressively be filled in at

2. Research/project proposal (describe the project/research you like to carry out during the residency; contextualize it in the field of current practice/research and/or the residency theme; state its critical/exploratory aims – max. 2.000 characters)

3. One to three references (e.g. books, articles, …) that are important to your practice and could be used for a reading circle during the residency

Applications must be in English since final selection is made by an international panel. Applications have to be complete. The Swedish Arts Grants Committee will not accept complementary additions.
More detail on what information the application is expected to contain is found on the program website at

For further information, please contact Karolina Pahlén, tel +46 8-506 550 55 or
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