in Curating, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
GLOBAL MEETS LOCAL
ZK/U is an artist run residency and platform for creative and urban experimentation.
ZK/U Berlin links global discourses to local actions. On the crossroads between art, research and everyday surroundings, it investigates the multi-layered dynamics of urban spaces and creates experimental formats and projects that serve as a model for new scenarios.
Through its glocal program, ZK/U explores and critiques existing knowledge and practices in urban agglomerations as a springboard to individual and community self-empowerment.
ZK/U seeks to develop projects, co-produce knowledge and share values created through exchanges. ZK/U does not offer a fixed set of ideas and principles for its fellows. Rather, individual projects and needs shape what could be described as a continuous formation. Instead of letting the ‘final product’ constrain the possible routes that a practice might take, ZK/U focuses on the processes that come from, and feed into, the particular contexts of the fellows’ practice, whether they be locally-defined situations or international discourses.
Currently ZK/U is in preparation of their projects for documenta fifteen.
Philip Horst is a visual artist. He is co-founder/director of the artist collective KUNSTrePUBLIK (2006), ZK/U: Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (2012), as well as founding member of the initiative Haus der Statistik am Alexanderplatz (2017) in Berlin.
Image caption: Boxed, Philip Horst, Lahore 2009