Iméra/Citadelle de Marseille Residency
Closing Date: 16/10/2023
Short residencies are available in Marseille for interdisciplinary work linked to the arts and history, particularly in relation to the Citadelle de Marseille.
The Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Research (Iméra) is the Institute for Advanced Study at Aix-Marseille University (AMU). Its goal is to foster the emergence and development of world-class cross-disciplinary research approaches and young researchers at Aix-Marseille University. Research projects carried out at Iméra focus on cross-fertilisation within social science, within science, between social science and formal/experimental and health science, and on relationships between art and science, exploring and enhancing the potential connections between such disciplines and the new research that may result.
Through its residency schemes, Iméra hosts scientists and artists of various disciplines for residencies of between three and ten months in order to carry out collaborative research with Aix-Marseille University teams and laboratories. Preference is given to research projects involving interdisciplinary collaboration on complex science issues or major society challenges. Projects with a focus on Mediterranean territories or submitted by researchers from the Mediterranean rim are welcomed.
The Citadelle de Marseille, also known as Fort Saint-Nicolas, is a historical site in Marseille that has been restored to open up to the general public. The site intends to serve as a hub for life and creativity in the city, seeking to promote culture, art and sustainable development.
The Iméra/Citadelle de Marseille residency will support projects based on the Citadelle site that will reflect on its connections with the individuals involved in the project while benefitting from the interdisciplinary context of Iméra and the local scientific and/or cultural ecosystem. Projects should incorporate participatory methods as this forms part of the ethos of the Citadelle.
Research axes include:
- An integrative and utopian approach to history, memory and parallel narratives: production, invention and exchange of knowledge.
- Utopian negotiations on a polluted site: respecting living heritage and questioning the hierarchy of the living.
The residency will seek to focus on research and creative practices around living ecosystems and their connection to issues of geographic displacement and power relations among living beings.
For 2024-2025, the residency period is from 2 September 2024 to 31 January 2025.