Nature, Art & Habitat Residency, An ECO-Laboratory of Multidisciplinary Practice, located in Taleggio Valley, Bergamo, Italy, is a summer program that aims to unfold and display a sensitive type of culture that relates to nature as a source of inspiration and a measure of available resources. The ultimate goal of NAHR is to unveil intimate links among all living organisms for more resilient development in which humans and nature are shown to coexist.
With the onset of the Anthropocene and considering current pressing climatic threats, the NAHR program supports deep investigations into this environment and its functions by challenging creative and critical minds to produce innovative interpretations of nature as a resilient but fragile resource and setting. We hope to receive proposals from across multiple disciplines, and we anticipate that projects will be focused on deepening awareness of how humans can engage responsibly in shaping the future of our natural spheres.
In addition to free participation in the program (residency and workshops) and free accommodations, NAHR will provide to the selected residents support for intensive community exchange in a verdant and ecologically-diverse, environmental setting. Historically, the Alpine context of the Valley has encouraged settlement that aligns with the principles of sustainability. It offers a variety of topographies which invite investigation, and which we hope will inspire sensitive, multi-disciplinary approaches giving form and focus to finished projects.