LUCITOPIA RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Produced by XIAMEN LUCITOPIA CULTURE CO., LTD and co-curated by C-PLATFORM and MEXDIA Lab, the Lucitopia Residency Program has special cooperation with GREEN ART LAB ALLIANCE (EU) and China Residencies. Distinct from other art residencies, the Lucitopia Residency Program is a comprehensive residency program that welcomes interdisciplinary and cross-media practitioners from different backgrounds to explore the possibilities of a specific space or area.
Participants can be artists, designers, curators, geographers, biologists, anthropologists, naturalists or, indeed, researchers in other fields. Residency program participants live, share and create together during their period in residence, acquainting themselves and building a close relationship with the environment and its specific context while at the same time carrying out cross-cultural, ideological and academic interactions, innovations and encounters.
The Lucitopia Residency Program will take place within the context of a range of urban environments, rural areas and other geographical localities. By focusing on the characteristics of specific areas with particular and varied issues, more diverse thought processes and explorations of varying perspectives will be carried out.
LUCITOPIA RESIDENCY PROGRAM · IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
The ecological and environmental problems caused by global climate change, as well as unbalanced relationships in the development of cities, villages and the natural environment have been causes of concern and reflection for those in various fields. Within this current climate the Lucitopia Residency Program · In the Countryside invites interdisciplinary and cross-media practitioners, researchers and experts, from the perspective of their own research areas, to participate in discussions concerning village life and issues relating to the natural environment. Such discussions will include issues of living and working in the countryside, the possibilities for the revival of villages, and opportunities for sharing in the city context.
The Lucitopia Residency Program allows participants to meet, exchange, achieve cross-border cooperation and interact with local villagers. Participants will study and explore through investigation, practice, presentation and sharing from the perspective of interdisciplinary research, tracing the possibility of integrating ecology, science and technology in the human context. They will also fully explore the potential value of the region from a multi-layered perspective, discussing new ideas and opportunities in sustainable rural and ecological development.
At the end of the rural residency, participants have the opportunity to be invited to give lectures in urban public locations, such as community spaces, universities, research institutes and creativity conferences. They will be able to share their thoughts and experiences of their time in the countryside as well as their visions for future potential, and in so doing will encourage feedback and inspire wider urban debate and focus on rural practices.
LUCITOPIA TOWN · ZIXI QINGLIANG MOUNTAIN
The first host venue accommodating our Lucitopia Residency Program · In the Countryside lies in Lucitopia Town, Zixi Qingliang Mountain. Located on the Zhuxi Forest Farm of Zixi County close to Fuzhou in Jiangxi Province, Lucitopia Town encompasses Qingliang Mountain National Forest Park as well as several villages. Surrounded by mountains and rivers with outstanding ecological conditions, a pleasant natural environment and a conscientious population of local villagers, it maintains the identity of a “creative industry featured town”, aiming to provide a habitable town characterized by ecological civilization and creative industry.
Lucitopia Town provides participants with a unique experience to discover their inner “spirit of nature” in an environment where people and nature complement each other. In the contemporary cultural context, they will explore the current relationship between man, nature, society and civilization, looking for diverse modern transformational and innovation approaches to traditional culture.