ONASSIS AiR (Artists-in-Residence) is ayear-round program, located in theurban centre of Athens, thatgrounds its mission incommitment to supportingartistic process, towards a lessproduct-obsessed arts ecosystem. The (inter)national artistic researchand residency program in Athens(Greece) is being born in 2019 and is established by the OnassisFoundation.
The Onassis Foundation inaugurates the Onassis AiR, an (Inter)national Artistic Research and Residency Program for all international artists with curious minds, and invites them to submit their applications due 26th of November, 2018.
What if, artists, curators and other creators, could take their time to reconsider their practice without the constraints of the production frenzy?
Τhe Onassis AiR (Artists-in-Residence) is a year-round artistic research and residency program born in 2019, which offers time. Time to learn, to change, or go deeper by doing and undoing or non-doing. Without striving for the production of a final outcome/ creation, but rather focusing on the creative process itself.
During your time through the program and located in the urban centre of Athens, all participants can interact with each other as peers. Regardless of age or how accomplished they are. With a mission to support the artistic process, towards a less product-obsessed arts ecosystem, artists meet as part of a community who works, thinks, and eats together, without striving for the next project, the next premiere, the next opening. A community that has the ability to pause, to rethink how each one of us functions and creates.
Onassis AiR will support: Greek and international artists, curators, and thinkers working in time-based artistic disciplines, who wish to deepen, reconsider, or transform their practice or methodology, without the expectations and constraints of a production.
Onassis AiR has been designed and will be run by Ash Bulayev (director of Onassis AiR) and Nefeli Myrodia (creative producer & dramaturg of Onassis AiR).
Read more about each program strand: Onassis AiR Critical Practices Program is a full-time, 3-month encounter of 5 practitioners living and working in Greece. The program is designed as a collective artistic research community of time-based professionals (visual artists, choreographers, theatre and film directors, composers, performers, curators, producers, designers, writers, cultural theorists, and other curious minds). Onassis AiR (inter)national Curator & Artist-in-Residence Program is a one-month, individual artistic research residency for international and Greek artists, living in Greece or abroad. This strand is for any artist or curator or other creative and curious practitioner (time-based practice) who has a concrete artistic research question or project they would like to take further. Regardless of experience level, but assuming that each participant has an existing individual practice at the time of the application. Onassis AiR Exchange Residencies are individual artistic research residencies, varying in duration and scope, taking place at one of our collaborating institutions, outside of Greece. Exchange Residencies are intended for artists living and working in Greece within time-based practices: artists, makers, designers, theorists, curators, and other curious minds who would benefit from participating in one of the collaborating programs around the world. Onassis AiR Emergency Fellowships are the most reactive and tailor-made strand of Onassis AiR program. Emergency Fellowships are intended for international and local artists, curators, and other practitioners. Emergency Fellowships are meant to be a stimulus to artists and curators who have a unique, unanticipated, and very time-sensitive need.
Soul Tracks is a music and chat programme on Auroville Radio. The idea behind the show is for us to share music that we love, music that stirs our souls, with our listeners.As well as playing the music, we will talk about what makes the track special for us. That might be the significance of […]
Each week the works of various authors are showcased, from Sri Aurobindo to C. S. Lewis to P. G. Wodehouse to Keats and beyond, as they will…Evoking for you perhaps a new perception, or laughter…Take a short break, tune in and enjoy
This is a program with Wobbli on the microphone, playing punk music (and around it) from all over the world. This episode talks about the Bad Brains. Get in your ear plugs and enjoy!
September 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmTown Hall, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu 605101, India
Kino is a film making movement that advocates the production of short-films on little to no budget, using small crews, and non-competitive collaboration. There are Kino Groups around the world. Kino Auroville is the only one in India. We invite anyone who has made a film in the last month, between 30 seconds and 6 minutes to come and screen it. We meet every first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the MMC/CP (MultiMedia Center / Cinema Paradiso) at the Town Hall. Some of the films made can be found at this link: https://vimeo.com/groups/kinoaurovillemonthly
Auroville is still in the state of elaboration and those who remain here have to collaborate in its building according to the plans made and to be made…The Mother, 1971
While the Galaxy idea is notional, the plan that became known as the “Galaxy plan” and manifested as a three dimensional model, was aimed at the physical realization of a town where both the material and spiritual aspects could work together.
How to move from the vision to a physical grounding and make them work together? How will the physical implementation help the notional elements to be realized? What are the progressive LANDING PADS and landing steps needed for the Galaxy to manifest?
B V Doshi has been a member of Auroville’s Governing Board and the Chairman of Auroville’s Town Development Council. He remains a leading figure in Indian architecture who worked under Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn and later partnered with Joseph Stein. His noteworthy buildings include IIM, Bangalore, CEPT University, the Amdavad Gufa designed for the artist Hussain and the Aranya Low cost housing project. He is also the recipient of multiple awards such as the Agha Khan Award for architecture, the international Pritzker Architecture prize of 2018 and national honours like the Padma Bhusan.
Toine van Megen Part of Auroville since its pioneering days, he was a founder member of the Auroville Renewable Energy Group and has held senior management positions in the global renewable energy sector. A co-founder of Auroville Consulting, he continues to contribute towards Auroville’s energy infrastructure, planning and sustainable development.
Sreevatsa Ramesh is an architect and co-founder of Tapasya Design Studio and at present serves in L’avenir d’Auroville, Auroville’s Town Development Council.
Omar Rabie is a graduate of MIT and the Architectural Association, London and founder of Unitary. His professional experience includes Takenaka Corp, Osaka, Kengo Kuma & Associates, Tokyo and is an Union of International Architects (UIA) awarded designer. Apart from his practice & research in bio climatic design he lectures at Auroville Earth Institute and is a visiting faculty with IIT Kharagpur.
Andrea Cammarata Has a Masters in Architecture from the Milan Polytechnic, Italy and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Milan Polytechnic and has taught widely. Is also a BIM expert and urban planner and was one of the Head Professors leading the international research titled “Sanctuaire Notre- Dame de Lourdes (FR) BIM mode. In 2016 he was deputed to take up Auroville’s International Zone’s Detailed Development Plan and has since also made Auroville his home.
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