Residency Program at Liebling Haus

The Apartment: HaDira 

The Residency Program at the Liebling Haus, HaDira, is operating in Lucie and Eugen Scheuer’s home on the third floor, echoing the original residential use of the building, and inviting multidisciplinary creatives to spend time and draw inspiration from a typical international-style apartment. HaDira offers guests a unique opportunity to experience and learn about the historical ​​and cultural values it incorporates, with temporary residency serving as an act of conservation and a chance to rethink urban living. Participants in the program explore habitation, everyday life in the city, memory, and urban conservation in the past, present, and future. The Residency Program promotes a creative process inspired by the relationship between the apartment and its surroundings as a platform for dialogue.

Residency program curator: Arch. Sabrina Cegla


The Residents

Meet our first residents: Anat Litwin and Sally Krysztal, who will stay in HaDira from September 1 to December 2020. Anat is an artist, researcher, and founder of the Homebase Project and the Urban Artistic Hosting Platform. Anat has been grappling with the concept of home and developing residency programs as an artistic-social medium for over a decade. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and a fellow of the Ariane de Rothschild Women Doctoral Program. Sally is a multidisciplinary artist, inspired by traditional crafts and local knowledge, body, movement, and performance, and explores the tension between presence and absence.


The Project 

Urban Artistic Hosting Platform: At HaDira residency program, Anat Litwin and Sally Krysztal create the next chapter of the Urban Artistic Hosting Platform (UAHP), focused on critical practices of creative hosting in the city and redefining art and artists’ role in reshaping urbanism. UAHP is part of Litwin’s doctoral research at the Technion.

As part of the residency, they will examine the relationship between private and public space, and between the home and the city within two temporal contexts: the Scheuers’ historical 1936 apartment and the contemporary residency space inside a public center. They will study the intrinsic potential of artistic hosting in an evolving urban reality, as ‘home’ is charged with new meaning and becomes a new public arena. 

Their work at HaDira is an integral part of their ongoing artistic research and performative creation. The process will be open to the public (on-site and online) and include a series of meetings, events, and discussions on cultural policy and urban citizenship with artists, professionals, and cultural leaders. This process will result in an installation presented at the apartment in May.

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