Art, Cities and Regeneration

Art, Cities and Regeneration


June 21, 2011
Art, Cities and Regeneration

21–30 September 2011

Call for artists

Manifatture Knos, Archiviazioni and Loop House
Lecce, Italy

DEFAULT masterclass is an international cultural and artistic residence, hosted in the town of Lecce, in Italy’s Puglia Region. For ten days, selected artists will discuss with curators, artists and cultural producers, transnational partners and local audiences in order to propose sustainable ideas for how art can interact with the regeneration of former industrial spaces.


An international committee of art professionals will then select 10 international and 10 Apulian artists to participate in the masterclass.


Current faculty and lecturers include: Lewis Biggs (Biennale of Liverpool), Celine Condorelli (artist), Andrea Lissoni (Xing and Hangar Bicocca), Julia Draganovic (No Longer Empty), Alfredo Cramerotti (curator, AGM and QUAD), Yesomi Umolu (curator, AGM), Hannah Conroy (curator, AGM), Andrea Siclodi (Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen), Ana Hoffner (artist), Paolo Mele (RAMDOM), Filipa Ramos (writer and art critic), Pietro Gaglianò (art critic), Emiliano Paoletti (Bjcem), Chris Torch (Intercult).


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Deadline: 17 July 2011


During the ten days participants will develop their research approach in intense workshop and seminar sessions, expand their network and exchange know-how with the support of a residency curator; they will meet international leading curators and artists, art managers and representatives of cultural and artistic organisations from the European and the Mediterranean area.


Participants will be encouraged to develop and present a professional proposal: a publication documenting the masterclass and individual artist projects will be produced after the masterclass.


DEFAULT is organized by RAMDOM Association (Lecce, Italy) in the frame of the project “Memorable Arts” and curated by AGM Culture (Nottingham, UK).


It is delivered in collaboration with Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen (Innsbruck, Austria).


With the partnership of Sud-Est association (Manifatture Knos),  Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, BJCEM, Arci Puglia, Archiviazioni, Municipalità of Lecce, Lupiae service, Province of Lecce.


DEFAULT Masterclass is financed by the Regione Puglia, Principi Attivi 2010 – Giovani Idee per una Puglia Migliore.


Contact: [email protected] 






RAMDOM is an association working on cultural and artistic design and production, on international mobility and on research and development of new communication languages. RAMDOM aims to promote and diffuse creative and innovative practices in the field of culture and art interacting with citizens and, private and public, national and international, organizations.




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