Nedan information är på engelska då workshopen och programmet för Locis genomförs på engelska:
Residence Botkyrka through the programme of Locis has invited Dominic Stevens to lead a residence in Fittja together with a group of four artists/architects from Sweden, Poland and Ireland. The group will meet for a workshop in July, and then during a few more occasions before an exhibition and a one-day seminar is presented at the end of 2013.
Dominic Stevens’ residence will focus on Vernacular Culture:
”Botkyrka is home to people from 161 different nations. The world over people lives in all kinds of different houses. These houses relate to the availability of certain materials, local climates, traditions, customs, methods of construction handed down through generations. What happens to this skill, diversity and expression when people travel to a new land? In this workshop we will explore the differences and similarities in our responses to our need for shelter, and how our living spaces all feel, smell, look or sound familiar to us yet new and exciting to others…”
Dominic Stevens graduated from Architecture school in 1989. In 1995, after working in Berlin he returned to Dublin and commenced in private practice. In 1999 he relocated his practice to rural Co. Leitrim. He divides his time between building, architecture and teaching. His practice focuses on making buildings and theoretical projects in the Irish countryside. He was awarded the Kevin Kieran Arts Council OPW Bursary for research for 2005-07 and was Roscommon County Council Architect in residence in 2005. His work has been widely published and exhibited internationally, and has received numerous awards. His project Fluidcity was included as part of the Irish exhibit in the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2006. His second book RURAL was published September 2007. He is a lecturer in the Dublin School of Architecture DIT. His work has been exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin 2004, Eigse Carlow 2006, in Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2010, Guggenheim Museum NewYork, 2010. He was shortlisted for the BSI Swiss Architecture award in 2012.
The programme is funded under the EU Culture Programme and by the three project partners. This includes all travel and accommodation costs. The programme also provides a small artist’s stipend, and a modest project and exhibition budget.
How to apply? Read through the Timetable, deadlines and application process and send us your CV together with a letter stating your interest in this residence programmet.
Workshop: 15-17 July
Leitrim County Council, Ireland
Centre of Contemporary Art
Znaki Czasu in Torun, Poland
EU Culture Programme