IoBM awarded Arts Residency Grant program 2023-24 by the British Council

Institute of Business Management is proud to be one of the awardees of the Arts Residency Grant program 2023-24 by the British Council. IoBM is the only university to have been bestowed with this award. Initiated by the Department of Media Studies at IoBM in collaboration with Umbrellium, a UK-based urban design studio, RePLAY: Reveries of an Urban Dreamland is an Artistic Research Residency Program for artists, architects, designers, filmmakers, and urban scholars from across Pakistan to reimagine ideas of play based on innovative forms of creative experiences and participatory behaviors to create novel interfaces for human and non-human interactions in an urban environment. Karachi, a complex city that is already being disproportionately affected by climate change, presents an ideal context in which to explore new possibilities.

During the residency, the selected participants will investigate means to inject play into the urban environment both as an urgent source of engagement and as a means of fostering social interactions and problem-solving strategies. The artistic research residency program offers an opportunity to develop a new artistic research path together with the research teams at IoBM and Umbrellium. An open call for proposals will be announced later this month to be evaluated by an international panel of experts.