Open Call

UNIDEE: Modes of Instituting program & call for "CLIMAVORE: Losing Culture"

UNIDEE - University of Ideas

No Funding
Free / No Costs
Biella, Italy


You are eligible to apply if (all conditions below must be met): • You are a creative professional (visual artist, designer, architect, curator, writer, researcher, etc.) active anywhere in the world; • You have not previously received any grants from illycaffè S.p.A.; • You have a fluent knowledge of the English language. Image credit: Climavore On Tidal Zones, Isle of Skye - Cooking Sections, Photo: Ruth Clark 2017

Number of Participants

Moreover, continuing our call for action in times of climate breakdown, on November 26-29 artist duo Cooking Sections will lead a workshop titled CLIMAVORE: Losing Cultures, a long-term project to investigate new forms of production and consumption in times of climate crisis. The four-days workshop is funded and the 8 selected participants will take part to a graphic competition to win the Production Prize worth EUR 3,000. For details on the application procedure click here:, deadline is Monday, November 11, 2019, 11pm CET.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


November 08, 2019 - November 29, 2019


Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Darkroom, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab


Apartment, Guest House


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement


Activists, Architecture, Collective, Crafts & Trades, Documentary, Film, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Journalism, Land Art, Research, Social Practice



Program Description

UNIDEE presents the fall term programme of workshops, residencies and conferences titled Modes of Instituting. In line with the mission of Cittadellarte–Fondazione Pistoletto and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of UNIDEE, the fall programme Modes of Instituting invites artists who invented their own platforms and organizations to intervene in the social realm. Visiting artists are Janna Graham and Valeria Graziano, Bik Van Der Pol, Annette Krauss and Yolande van der Heide, Kobe Matthys and Stefan Nowotny. Additionally, a series of conferences on streaming will be organized with: Charles Esche (Director Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven), Melanie Bouteloup (Director Betonsalon - Centre d'art et de recherche, Paris), Cecilia Widenheim (Director Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm) and Francis Mckee (Director CCA Glasgow). We take this opportunity to thank our historical partner illycaffè S.p.A. for the generous support, the five workshops of UNIDEE Fall Term are entirely funded by illycaffè S.p.A.

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