Aug 1 Deadline

Olson Kundig launches creative residency program

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Olson Kundig collaborated	with	Degenerate Art Ensemble	(DAE) to present Underbelly at the Seattle Center as part of the World’s Fair 50th anniversary. (Bruce Clayton Tom)
Olson Kundig collaborated with Degenerate Art Ensemble (DAE) to present Underbelly at the Seattle Center as part of the World’s Fair 50th anniversary. (Bruce Clayton Tom)

Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig has announced a residency program for one lucky creative collaborator. While the firm is largely known for its residential work, kinetic architecture, and nature-focused design, Olson Kundig has a longstanding history of collaborations with artists. “‘What can we do together that we can’t do apart?’ This spirit is not only part of how we work with our collaborators, but also part of our fundamental office culture of critique and community,” said Olson Kundig principal and owner Alan Maskin in a press release.

Whoever is selected for the ‘Creative Exchange Residency Program’ will be awarded a $10,000 grant and integrated into the office for two to four weeks. The exact objective of the collaboration seems flexible, though the website mandates that the resident will “give a presentation to our office during one of our weekly Monday morning meetings,” be “responsible for the cost of materials during residency,” and be “responsible for travel and accommodations while participating in the residency.”

Applications will be accepted until August 1.

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