All you urban planners, innovators, creatives and collaborators take note: Applications have just opened for the first GRIND residency in Cape Town, which will be based at co-working space, Twenty Fifty.
GRIND, which stands for Global Regeneration Initiative for Neighbourhood Development, is an international network and incubator for supporting and facilitating start-up urban regeneration research and projects that are focused on innovative and inclusive neighbourhood regeneration. This is actioned through a residency programme and a collection of local GRIND Studio spaces offering students and professionals from all around the world a free working space and international platform to implement and advertise their own urban projects. The first GRIND studio is located in Maboneng Johannesburg, with a GRIND Lab research studio in Panama City, and now the new GRIND studio in Cape Town in partnership with Twenty Fifty.
GRIND Cape Town is calling for proposals from prospective local and international GRIND residents willing to implement their own innovative urban project in the ‘East City’ neighbourhood. Projects will be selected based on their positive impact on the local social and urban environment, for example: public art, landscaping, tactical urbanism, urban farms, design and crowd-funding workshops, skills development and employment, socio-demographic research, etc.
To apply to the GRIND Cape Town Residency (which will begin in November 2014), send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org :
– Cover letter
– Project proposal (2 to 4 months residency)