UNIDEE in Residence is an international residence program open to students and graduates of various university faculties, to artists and to professionals from any country in the world.
The growing interest in researching and developing ideas in all sectors of society is not interpreted by UNIDEE in generic terms but as the need for a creative contribution to transformation in all areas of activity. Work is grounded in an imaginative and research-oriented practice that operates within each discipline and is directed towards the responsible transformation of society.
UNIDEE residents live and work on the Cittadellarte site, a pleasing example of industrial archaeology, and participate in courses, workshops, public meetings and exhibitions.
The residents work individually or in groups to develop ideas and projects, working along creative lines pertinent to the following fields: Art, Communication, Ecology, Economics, Education, Work, Nutrition, Politics, Production, Science, Spirituality.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.