Nature, Art & Habitat Residency: An ECO-Laboratory of Multidisciplinary Practice Taleggio Valley, Italian Alps

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Name of Residency: Nature, Art & Habitat Residency

The Nature, Art & Habitat Residency: An ECO-Laboratory of Multidisciplinary Practice, located in the Taleggio Valley near Bergamo, Italy, is a summer program that aims to unfold and display a sensitive culture that responds to nature’s needs and uses nature’s insights as a source of inspiration and as measure of impacts on available resources. The ultimate goal of NAHR is to uncover intimate links between all living organisms in order to support more resilient development where humans and nature can successfully coexist.

By looking macroscopically at the Earth’s ecosystems – climate, geology, soil, water, air, sun – and then reading microscopically the Valley natural characteristics, including flowers, ferns, bees, pebbles, barns, villagers, shops, and more, NAHR intends to invite participants to investigate different natural components each year: their felt presence and integrated coexistence in the Taleggio Valley. We ask, and expect to challenge, participants to approach their surroundings in novel ways.

2020 Topic is “ANIMALS: Interdependence Between Species”

The Alpine location will provide NAHR residents rich resources to root their investigation and final projects on the environmental elements, such as the woods, the river, the mountains, the pastures, and the villages – in order to give form to hidden connections with the surrounding organisms inspired by a sensitive ecological approach.

An international jury will operate the selection of the residents based on their proposals relevance.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

Residency founded by: Association Nature, Art & Habitat and Associazione Amici Artista Franco Normanni, non-profit association, based in Bergamo, Italy

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Project based
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Output may vary. The Artifact may be shared during the stay and become part of NAHR Archive.
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Bergamo, Italy
    Nearest Train Station: Bergamo, Italy
    How to reach by plane: MXP, LIN, BGY
    How to reach by train: until Bergamo and from there by Bus – SAB
    How to reach by car: we are 45 min from Bergamo and 1.30 hours from Milano
    Street & Number: sottochiesa 161
    Postal Code: 24010
    City: taleggio
    Country long: Italy