Palimpsest Open Call for Creative Dialogues

PALIMPSEST project is looking for artistsdesigners, architects and creative agents from all over Europe eager to work on imagining and experimenting with new ways to respond to environmental problems in three exemplary landscape laboratories: Łódź in Poland, Jerez de la Frontera in Spain, and Milan in Italy.

PALIMPSEST is a research project aiming at re-shaping landscapes through the co-creation of sustainable solutions that connect human actions, heritage, and sustainability, hybridizing local practices with architecture, design, and art.


This open call invites creative minds interested in working with us in 3 exemplary landscape laboratories:

  1. Łódź (PL), a UNESCO city of films with a unique industrial heritage, fighting against multiple pollution problems (water, air, and soils) while regenerating the industrial urban landscape to give birth to a new urban.
  1. Jerez de la Frontera (ES), an Andalusian wine cultural landscape challenged by the competition for land use between agriculture, tourism, and energy production.
  1. Milan (IT), focusing on the water landscape around the “invisible” river Lambro shaped by ancient irrigation practices emitting from multiple water sources, and nowadays also struggling with threatening water scarcity issues.

In each landscape, PALIMPSEST promotes collaborative experiments grounded on design, art practices, and architecture. We are looking for 3 creatives who will join us in the design, organization, and development of two residential workshops (one in 2024 and the second in 2025) in the pilot landscapes of their choice.

On these occasions, design, art practices, and architecture will dialogue with place-specific needs and broad systemic challenges to imagine a new future for these three landscape laboratories.

If you feel ready to take on this challenge, submit your application!

Applications are accepted until September 18th, 12 pm CEST.