Call for Applications: Default 13

default13_call_riquadro_sito4-300x300Art, Cities and Regeneration. Asia – Europe. Masterclass in residence – Lecce, Italy, 17th -26th September 2013

Eighteen creatives and artists (9 from Asia and 9 from Europe), selected through an international open call, will be given the opportunity to discuss and try to answer the question “What is next in art, cities and regeneration?”, focusing on the role and perspectives of public art and its implications for the social, urban context as a tool for socio-cultural transformation.

The works will take places at Manifatture Knos and other regenerated spaces in the city of Lecce.

At least one of the best artistic proposals will be realised after the Masterclass. A publication documenting the Masterclass and individual artist projects will be edited afterwards as well. Works will be in English.

Call for applications: 28th March – 26th May 2013


DEFAULT 13 is organized by RAMDOM association (Lecce, Italy) and curated by Arthub Asia (Shanghai, China).

It is presented in collaboration with Gasworks (UK), Rogue Art Asia (Malaysia), Made in Carcere (Italy), Manifatture Knos (Italy), Cultura21 Nordic (Denmark), the School of Critical Engagement (Denmark), PB43 (Denmark), Vessel (Italy), the Region of Apulia (Italy), the Municipality of Lecce (Italy).

DEFAULT 13 project is supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Arts Network Asia (ANA) and Trans Europe Halles (TEH) as part of the programme Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe.

This project supports the candidature of “Lecce Capital of Culture 2019” .

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By Sacha Kagan

Research Associate at the ISCO - Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization (ISKO - Institut für Soziologie und Kulturorganisation), Leuphana University Lueneburg, Sacha Kagan founded the International level of Cultura21, Network for Cultures of Sustainability, as well as the International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation (ASSiST). The focus of his research and cultural work lies in the trans-disciplinary field of arts and (un-)sustainability. Doctor in Philosophy (Leuphana University Lueneburg) with a thesis on the subject of culture, the arts and sustainability under the perspective of complexity ; M.A. in Cultural Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam) ; and Graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux (political sciences). For Cultura21, Sacha is also coordinating the eBooks series, the regular updates on our multi-lingual website, the English section of our webmagazine and the work of our Lueneburg-based interns.