We are opening a 1-month residency for 1 person in a merged collaboration between East Slovak Gallery and Spolka Collective to contribute to research on Housing in times of crisis. The residency will take place in August in Košice, a city in East Slovakia. Apply by June 6, 2023 at email@example.com or help us spread the word by forwarding it to your contacts! Both would be greatly appreciated.
You don't feel like going to residency? The residency will be followed by Never Never School – 10-day workshop/summer school, where we would like to co-create/prototype housing innovations based on collaborative research and experience. Open call for the summer school will be announced between 15 June and 11 July, keep an eye on our newsletter and social media.
The goal of the Never Never School 2023 is to look for strategies and change stereotypes of how housing is perceived. We have been working on this theme since the outbreak of war in Ukraine. Providing a decent place to live, or the politics of housing is a topic relevant to spatial planning, but very underdeveloped in our countries. It was the pressure of global events (whether due to war, homelessness, the privatization of housing, touristification,…) that made us consider how the global meets the local in infrastructure and city making, and how much needed is a cooperation between countries. The summer school can help us create a space to together look for a common language between our experiences and professions and integrate humanitarian principles into urban policies. To put it another way, to get closer to finding an answer to what a caring city can mean (in the context of concrete situations) and search for better futures.
The Never Never School 2023 will happen in Košice in September. We are planning a 1-month residency for 1 person and a 10-day workshop where we would like to co-create/prototype housing innovations based on your research and experience.
The event itself is preceded by Never Never Talk. After summer school, the book is previewed, with a public book launch event. We would then like to propose it to other stakeholders (NGOs, policymakers) for further development and potential collaboration.
Could you get involved? We are now in the phase of fundraising and research. Please let us know in advance and we will arrange an online meeting to clarify the terms, conditions and questions.