translocationsTRANSLOCATIONS. Temporary experience, artistic practices and local contexts
// INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE + CRITICAL CARTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP + PROJECT ARCHIVE + MICROINTERVENTIONS + OBSERVATORY OF PROJECTS // [2014-2015]


The project TRANSlocations. Temporary experience, artistic practices and local contexts is an Idensitat's proposal for Arts Santa Mònica which, through artistic practices and theoretical reflections, makes reference to means of mobility, transient populations and their involvement within local areas, taking the urban context extending from the Paral.lel to Via Laietana, and between Plaça Catalunya and the port in Barcelona, as an environment for research, production, and exhibitions, aiming to enhance reflection and action in practical terms.

Arts Santa Monica, Centre de la Creativitat, located on the south end of La Rambla, is fully inserted within the cultural, social and economic context of the Raval and the Ciutat Vella. Its multidisciplinary activities, and the dialogues which it encourages among different creative fields, and with many cultural and social agents, bring the centre into contact with potential visitors who both live within, and pass through the city.

TRANSlocations aims to stimulate collective creation and cultural exchange which advances the possibility for development and transformation, through processes driven by the connection between artistic practices and local social space.
Idensitat, with this project continues the line of work which acts as an urban context observatory, and a laboratory for the development of creative processes related to certain local social activities.

The following activities will take place between 2014 and 2015, in order to stimulate debate, as well as to encourage creation and dialogue between different social and cultural agents;

- International CONFERENCE, including presentations, debates and papers contributed from an open call, on 30th and 31st October 2014. [+ INFO]
-  WORKSHOP of critical cartography and open archive ( of projects and interventions in Raval and the Gothic Quarter). The workshop will be directed by Itziar Gonzalez (Institut Cartogràfic de la reVolta), in collaboration with Consuelo Bautista. It will consist of an initial intensive phase from the 10th to the 13th November 2014, and various monthly sessions until April 2015. [+ INFO]
- ARCHIVE OF PROJECTS. Collection of artistic projects and interventions carried out in the Raval and Gothic Quarters;   (October 2104- May 2015).
- MICROINTERVENCIONS, a programme developing arts projects in public space in these two districts;   (October 2104- May 2015). [+INFO]
- OBSERVATORY OF PROJECTS. To be presented as an exhibition collecting information from the various phases of the project, incorporating a selection of works from different sources, incorporating part of the archive of projects located at Raval and Gothic Quarter and connecting the projects developed as microinterventions within the area of study. (July-September 2015)
> Acces to exhibition content: TRANSLOCATIONS. Project Observatory

Linked projects

- Workshop directed by Robert E. D'Souza and Daniel Cid with a group of students from the Winchester School of Arts and Elisava.

TRANSlocations is an Idensitat and Arts Santa Mònica project, led by Ramon Parramon - IDENSITAT and Manuel Guerrero - Arts Santa Monica, which includes a working group comprising: photographer Consuelo Bautista; architect Itziar Gonzalez member and founder of the Institut Cartogràfic de la Revolta; anthropologist Gaspar Maza, lecturer at Universitat Rovira i Virgili; independent curator and lecturer in art history at the University of Barcelona Marti Peran; and designer Claret Serrahima.
In collaboration with: Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work at URV (Universitat Rovira i Virgili), AGI | Art, Globalization, Interculturality, Department of Art History at UB (Barcelona University), MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona), Elisava (Superior School of Design and Enginering of Barcelona), Whinchester School of Art, ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies, Raval Cultural.


KEY WORDS
Mobility, social space, tourism, migration, commuting, public space, cityzenship.
Artistic practices: cartography, mapping, critical action, collaborative action.

PROJECT LOCATION
Gothic Quarter, the district of Raval and the Port of Barcelona. These locations comprise the territorial context in which the micro-interventions and the project workshop will be developed.

OBJECTIVES
- To promote art micro-interventions in public space in various places throughout Barcelona's Ciutat Vella ( the Raval, the Gothic Quarter, and the Port), examining the connection between “local identity” and “visitor identity”.
- To combine analysis, cartography and projects on the proposed subjects and areas.

- To initiate a network of collaborations between various university faculties.

- To promote collaboration among different disciplines, as well as among various sectors, taking artistic practices as the motor for actions which impact upon social aspects.

- To organise an exhibition which brings together all project work.
- To make contact with bodies and individuals active in the area who may participate in someaspect of the project.

- To broaden the functions of art, and to connect art with social spheres normally unassociated to artistic practices.

 


TRANSLOCATIONS ENG1

TRANSlocations
Translocations, temporary experience, artistic practices and local contexts

Translocation is a term used in the field of genetics, defined as the movement of genetic material between chromosomes, the phenomenon by which a piece of chromosome is transferred to a non-homologous chromosome. Within the scope of this project, which is about the displacement of people and interactions generated in local contexts; translocation is the conjugation between subjects, experiences, and incidents between local and visitors in a given space.

Within contemporary society, various forms of mobility have affected local areas, both in terms of spatial organisation, and in the experience of living in a particular place. These forms assume special significance in certain cities, or in specific urban areas, where  a huge number of experiences resulting from temporary displacements are emphasised. An example of such an area in Barcelona, and one of the biggest hubs of freight traffic and passenger transit within the city, takes in the Gothic Quarter, Raval and the Port. This hub connects with other contexts where mobility also causes sudden spatial changes, as well as sudden changes in human relations within these areas.

In this project, translocation refers to mechanisms of transference within the local -visitor relationship in a specific context, the effect of the sum of multiple subject visitors in a given space (physical and social) and for a specific time period. Processes of translocation applied to living space may produce effects of improvement and progress, as well as of deterioration and collapse, depending upon particular internal and external agencies. Processes derived from the set of transfers, modifications, mutations produced by means of various forms of translocalism. The translocal is a visitor who has a temporary relationship based upon traffic or movement in an area.
When these transients interact with residents in a specific context, relationships emerge which affect both parties.
The potential for attraction or rejection in relation to the visitor, are collective effects which occur simultaneously, and which become radicalised when ecosystems are endangered.

MOBILITY - TEMPORARINESS

The concept of translocal refers to a set of phenomena related to mobility, temporariness, and their social and spatial effects within a particular context. The circulation of people, ideas, symbols, knowledge, influences urban social space as much as it influences urban physical space. Identities, communities, culture, customs, relationships, as well as space, join together through dynamics of interaction between transients, on the move, and residents, those who stay in place. Phenomena of mobility unique to contemporary societies, such as migration, tourism, everyday or temporary displacements for work reasons, exert a presence within public space, and so end up determining both the form and the processes of production, reproduction and transformation of space on social, political and cultural levels.

The notion of temporariness is associated with the concept of translocal, the journey, mobility, the fact of moving from one place to another, also the idea of temporariness in relation to the space which is occupied. This has an affect upon the "visitor" perception or identity, as opposed to a "local" identity which has a rooted temporal presence in space. When citizenship is understood as a right of exclusivity within a territory, tensions arise between residents and transients.
We live, however, in a time when much of the population lives in any given moment in a transient condition, for various reasons; for the pleasure of travelling, for work-related reasons, for widening their knowledge, or even because of enforced migration. Therefore translocalism is both a multispatial condition involving a place of origin and one of destination, and a transit process resulting in the connection of the two.

Considering the mobility and speed of contemporary societies, new conditions or behaviours, sufficiently widespread, linked to translocality, may be observed: commuting everyday to work, occasional travel between cities and countries, temporary residences for work, studies or projects, the tourist spending a night in a city, or the tourist on a cruise liner who never disembarks. All these forms of mobility maintain direct relationships with the people who live in the territory.

Translocations will, among other strands of interest, study elements of contact, influence,  conflict or  transformation of the local context, based upon their visibility or invisibility in the public sphere.

NEIGHBOURHOOD
Increasingly, the control of access to certain locations is directly related to one's purchasing power, and the degree of acceptance by locals is related to their perception of whether their local space, their identity, or their everyday relationships of participation, are in any way endangered by visitors.
The phenomenon of social dualism suffered by many contemporary European cities has traced out new scenarios where mobility and lack of mobility shape ways of living which show a direct correlation between those who have the resources, who have the employment, who have disposable income to afford mobility, and those who have none of these things.

The idea of the district, with neighbourhoods which belong inside its extended space, is returning to currency in many cities, including Barcelona. The meanings of the words district and neighbourhood have changed in terms of historical moments. In the sixties and seventies, the district comprised those who lived and struggled to achieve the basic infrastructures which would improve their standard of living. A place of struggle and commitment. Later, many residents became politically active within incipient democratic structures. The district lost its assets, and the neighbourhood as a place for social and political experimentation became less interesting, too parochial, too local. The city ate the neighbourhood, while at the same time sought to project itself on a global scale, becoming both a brand and a theme park. But the district, and the neighbourhoods which belong to it, have also been converted into both local and translocal places, areas with various identities, where some live, others transit, and to which still others commit themselves; becoming once again a place to rehearse self-management, cooperation, collaborative construction, and struggles in defence of the dignity of being and living in a specific place.

The neighbourhood as part of a transforming action which will become regenerated in micro-local contexts, and which will interact with dynamics of mobility arising from intensely globalising phenomena, will also comprise an important strand within the Trans-location project.

LOCAL - VISITOR (TRANSLOCAL)

The local-visitor relationship, which forces or facilitates displacement or mobilitity of those within a given territory, is constructed through nuanced degrees of polarised tension, in permanent flux between negotiation and conflict, invitation and rejection, interest and fear, cooperation and competition, integration and segregation. Two contrasting expressions signify this controversy: Welcome! and Fuck Off! These expressions are conditioned by different local-visitor relationships, often impelled by a collective articulation, clearly denoting the type of negotiation each would prefer to maintain with respect to place.
While the first expression is warm, inclusive, open, expressive of a willingness for harmonious coexistence, and opens up the possibility for obtaining mutual benefits, the other is a hostile expression, aggressive, or at least showing scarce concern with interaction. This hostility does not always make itself evident, even if it arises deliberately, or through the encouragement of various interests and concerns; for example, in processes of urban transformation, in which the planned displacement of local residents to make way for new population flows, preferably with more purchasing power (gentrification), constitute an act of covert hostility.

In cases such as the above, the strategy to ensure the plan's success is one of camouflage, a lack of transparency. In other cases, the hostility must be made explicit,  and must be articulated as a claim for vindication. When the fragility of a situation is understood, due to the numerical imbalance between locals and visitors, when work, home or the use of public space are threatened by the occupation of strangers, then long time local residents assume the right to protect themselves from outsiders, and initiate whichever processes they deem fit in order to raise barricades. This phenomenon is reproduced both in progressive spheres, to defend the social ecosystem, and in conservative spheres, to defend concepts such as identity and security, as well as to defend against the fears generated by all things which impinge upon the local from outside.

These two expressions which arouse strongly contrasting responses within different regional contexts, coexist, and the project will reflect, in the spectrum between them, upon the nuances, subtleties, interests, and contradictions which may affect  community life on the social, political and economic levels.


TEMPORARY EXPERIENCE, ARTISTIC PRACTICES AND LOCAL CONTEXTS

Trans-location is a project located in the fields of artistic practices and theoretical reflection, which will incorporate other finished or ongoing projects based upon the relationships between certain local contexts and themes, such as tourism, migration or  daily commuting, regarding contemporary mobility. 

It will combine creative activities, distributed between 2014 and 2015, with a review of research projects carried out in different contexts, and the production of site-specific processes and proposals for the area comprising the Barcelona districts of Raval and the Gothic Quarter, in the space between Parallel, Via Laietana, Plaça Catalunya and the Old Port. This area of Barcelona has always been an open space, a place of convergence of transients or residents who, in either capacity, have shaped the essence of the space. More recently, the transformation and construction of numerous educational and cultural sites have combined urban regeneration with gentrification, resulting in the establishment of new urban centres of gravitational attraction, for purposes of residency, visiting, working, studying, trading, or leisure activities.

Under conditions of change, when residents of specific local context are becoming aware of their ability to organise themselves and impact upon social and political processes, the possibility arises, from the perspective of those artistic practices which interact, involve, or represent, to bring visibility to transformational processes and and connect these processes to the geographies of mobility

Text: Ramon Parramon - Idensitat

 


TRANSLOCATIONS ENG2INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | TRANS-locations
Translocations, temporary experience, artistic practices and local contexts

Dates: 30-31.10.2014
Place: Arts Santa Mònica
Rambla, 7 08002 Barcelona

The conference will include a section of communications and debates.
An open section for presentation of projects and reading of papers. During the conference a bank of printed communications and projects will be open for consultation, and will be re-presented during the exhibition, which will serve as a project observatory.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- By applying in advance for attendance at the TRANS-locations sessions on the 30th and 31st October 2014. (Entrance free of charge; remember that places are limited. A formal application must be sent. -Now is colsed)
-By presenting a paper through the open call; selected communications will participate along with invited speakers. [Closed]

The conference will bring together 4 main strands:
TRANSLOCAL MOBILITY
NEIGHBOURHOOD AND GLOBAL CONTEXT
ARTISTIC PRACTICES AND SOCIAL SPACE
BARCELONA SEEN FROM RAVAL AND GOTHIC NEIGHBOURHOODS

PROGRAMME

Thursday 30/10/2014 


 


TRANSLOCAL MOBILITY
Transfers, mutations in the relationship between locals and visitors.
10 am Introduction Ramon Parramon, director of Idensitat / Manuel Guerrero, deputy director of the Arts Santa Monica

10.30 am to 11.30 pm Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, photographer, curator, and professor of Urban Studies at the New School of New York.
11:30 am Coffee Break.
11.45 pm to 12.15 pm Interventions by Judit Carrera, Political Scientist, director of the European Prize for Urban Public Space, director of the CCCB Archive (Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona); and Francesc Muñoz, Director of the Centre of Urbanization and the Masters in Landscape Intervention and Management, both from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
12.15 pm – 1.15 pm Debate with Judith Carrera, Francesc Muñoz and Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani,, moderated by Ramon Parramon 


1.15 pm – 2 pm Presentation of the project La Granja Transfronteriza with Raul Cárdenas-ToroLab; and a reading of papers selected in the open call: Silvia Martí, Drivingscapes. Driving as an artistic practice. Road as "yes-place"; Juanjo Pujadas, Nomadic urban spaces. Mobility and everyday life.

NEIGHBOURHOOD AND GLOBAL CONTEXT
New meanings and perspectives on the concept of neighbourhood through the active involvement of citizens. 

5 pm to 6pm Gary W. McDonogh, anthropologist, professor of "Growth and Structure of Cities" at Bryn Mawr College of Haverford (EUA)
6.30 pm to 7pm Interventions by Fadhila Mammar, professor in several postgraduates studies and expert in Mediation, Interculturality and Migration; and Jorge Luis Marzo, curator, writer and professor of BAU University School
7 pm to 8pm Debate with Gary W. McDonogh, Fadhila Mammar and Jorge Luis Marzo, moderated by Gaspar Maza, anthropologist and lecturer at Universitat Rovira i Virgili
8 pm – 8.15 pm Break 

8.15 pm – 9.15 pm Presentation of the project, Barcelona Massala; Narratives & Interactions in Cultural Space, with Robert E. D'Souza, lecturer at the Winchester School of Arts, and Daniel Cid, lecturer at Elisava; and a reading of papers selected in the open call: Petit Comité de Resistència Audiovisual (Teresa Marín and Enrique Salom), Archiving affective networks of resistance; Montenoso, collaborative project, Stories located across geographies from "(MANO) COMÚN".

Friday 31/10/2014 


ARTISTIC PRACTICES AND SOCIAL SPACE
Proposals and counter-proposals, actions and contradictions of artistic practices which affect the field of social space. 

10 am to 11am Fulya Erdemci, curator and writter, was the curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013, and director of SKOR | Foundation For Art and Public Domain in Amsterdam
11 to 11:15am Break 
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1.15 am to 11.45 am Interventions by Josep Bohigas, architect and co-curator of the exhibition "Nonument" at MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art) and Maria Mur
, director of the contemporary art production Consonni.
11:45 am to 12.45 pm Debate with Fulya Erdemci, Josep Bohigas and Maria Mur, moderated by Martí Peran, independent curator and lecturer in art history at the University of Barcelona
12.45 pm to 1pm break 

1pm - 2 pm Presentation of the project, Josep M. Martín, artist and professor of HEART Haute École d'Art de Perpignan; and a reading of papers selected in the open call: Rafael Pinilla, The "potemkization" of Barcelona: brief history of a brand in decline; Esther Rovira Raurell, Wastenity2014.

BARCELONA SEEN FROM RAVAL AND GOTHIC NEIGHBOURHOODS
Barcelona with reference to local neighbourhoods of Raval and Gothic quarters. 

5 pm to 6pm José Luis Oyon. Especialized in Urban theory and history. Professor of Urban and Regional Planning  Department from the School of Architecture of Vallès, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
6 pm to 6.30pm Presentations from Ivan Miró
, sociologist and member of the cooperative the Invisible City, participates in several alternative social movements in Barcelona; and Marina Garcés, philosopher, writer, professor of Philosophy at the University of Zaragoza and founder member of Espai en Blanc.
6.30 pm to 7.30 pm Debate with José Luis Oyon, Ivan Miró and Marina Garcés, moderated by Itziar Gonzalez, architect, member and founder of the Institut Cartogràfic de la Revolta.

7.30 pm to 7.45 pm Break 

7.45 pm to 9pm Final debate with Itziar Gonzalez, Gaspar Maza, Martí Peran, Manel Guerrero and Ramon Parramon

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TRANSLOCATIONS ENG3CALL FOR PAPERS 

CONFERENCE | TRANS-locations. Experiències temporals, pràctiques artístiques i contextos locals



Arts Santa Monica and Idensitat, in collaboration with the URV (Rovira i Virgili University) and UB (University of Barcelona), announce an open call for papers to be presented at the conference TRANS-locations to be held on 30th and 31st October 2014 at Arts Santa Monica . 

Communications are invited which refer to areas of interest proposed within Trans-locations: forms of mobility, transient populations and their impact upon contemporary cities. TRANS-locations: Temporary Experiences, artistic practices and local contexts is a proposal developed from artistic practices and theoretical reflection, which takes place between 2014 and 2015. 


WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? 


This open call is aimed at artists, architects, anthropologists, urban geographers, sociologists, art historians, students of these disciplines, and others researching within and around the proposed sphere of interest of the project. 



TERMS AND CONDITIONS


- Authors of papers selected in this call will participate in the conference along with guests.

- Organisers will provide 150 € to authors of selected communications as fees. 

- A certificate wIll be issued by Arts Santa Monica, Idensitat, research group MOVICO | Espais Nomades Urbans. Mobillity and Everyday Life from  Departament d'Antropologia, Filosofia i Treball Social de la URV (Rovira i Virgili University) and AGI | Art, Globalization, Multiculturalism, Departament d'Història de l'Art de la UB (UB), as accreditation to a participating speaker at the conference.

- Papers will form part of the digital publication featuring issues and projects proposed by TRANS-locations. 

- Arts Santa Monica Arts and Idensitat may use all images of the project to communicate the event, and in publications deriving from the conference. 

The following must be sent in response to this open call:
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A completed form (access to form) must be submitted with the material in a single PDF document before 13/10/2014 

- Abridged CV (maximum 2 pages)

- Abstract in original language and English. 
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Keywords.

- Development of the paper's theme, with a maximum length of 1500 words. 

- Selected speakers must present a fully-developed document  between 2,500 and 4,500 words before the opening of the conference. 



SELECTIONS OF PROPOSALS

The selection committee consists of members from the following groups: Arts Santa Monica, Idensitat  and the research groups: MOVICO | Espais Nomades Urbans. Mobillity and Everyday Life from  Departament d'Antropologia, Filosofia i Treball Social de la URV (Rovira i Virgili University) and AGI | Art, Globalization, Multiculturalism, Departament d'Història de l'Art de la Universitat de Barcelona (UB).


TRANSLOCATIONS ENG4CALL FOR PROJECTS
MICROINTERVENTIONS |
TRANS-locations

Call for ideas and projects for microinterventions in public space within the context of the Raval and the Gothic Quarter, as part of the Trans-locations project, promoted by Arts Santa Monica and Idensitat. 


- Projects should consist of a work of production based upon a connection between the specific contexts of the Raval and the Gothic Quarter, and elements or subjects of contemporary mobility (translocal) such as tourism, migration, or everyday journeys for work reasons-commuters-. 




A microintervention is a specific action, a process, an ephemeral intervention in space, a small involvement with a site,  a collaborative activity, a formalisation adapted to context, an idea coming together to present a new perspective, a macro-intervention on a small scale, the visible display of a collective interest, any project which affects the relationship between local and visitor ... 

Projects may make a timely impact upon the context, reflecting aspects conveyed by a critical perspective, or to generate work processes from interactions in public space. 

Projects and processes linked to individuals or neighbourhood groups which deal with any of those issues defined as translocal, will be given preference. 

Projects adopting a multidisciplinary perspective will also be given preference.


OBJECTIVES

- To connect with spaces in the city, promote apropriation and knowledge, and to visualise citizen networks for the transformation of public space. 

- To enable the development of creative projects linking with local action. 

- To encourage creative strategies providing temporary revitalisation and transformation in the use and experience of the city.

- To promote artistic interventions which connect to civic networks. 

- To promote experiences and actions carried out in relation to specific public space in the Raval, the Gothic Quarter and the Port of Barcelona.

- To encourage work connecting local questions to elements bearing upon mobile populations.


OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS



PHASE 1.
Call for proposals. Submission of ideas for projects. A maximum of 5 projects will be selected and will receive a grant of EUR 600 to develop a specific plan of intervention in public space.
To be presented: an idea and pre-project, a curriculum and a maximum of 10 images related to previous projects.
Proposals should be submitted in digital format using the form [http://idensitat.net] 
and must be presented in a single document in PDF format:

- Proposal: A written document defining the basic project (3-4 pages). 

- A maximum of 10 images to facilitate understanding of the project. 

- Curriculum vitae of individual proposer, or from the project members (specifying a representative in the case of collectives)

- Contact information (name, phone, email and postal address)


PHASE 2
Projects selected in Phase 1 will submit a fieldwork with local contacts from the specific context in which they choose to work,  a production plan, a schedule extending from November 2014 to May 2015, and an estimated budget for its production to a maximum of 3,500 EUR.

PHASE 3.
Final selection of projects.


- Selected projects will be displayed in an exhibition to be held at Arts Santa Monica in May 2015. 



SELECTION COMMITEE

Manuel Guerrero. Director Assistant Arts Santa Monica 

Itziar  Gonzalez. Architect, member and founder of the Institut Cartogràfic de la Revolta. 

Bartomeu Marí. Director of MACBA (Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona)
Gaspar Maza. Anthropologist and professor at the URV 

Conchita Oliver. Director at Arts Santa Monica 

Ramon Parramon. Idensitat director, artist and cultural projects manager. 

Martí Peran. Independent curator and professor at UB
A representative of the Ciutat Vella districts.

THIS CALL IS AIMED AT

The call is aimed at artists, architects, designers, students in these disciplines or groups interested in art projects related to social contexts, as well as transdisciplinary teams including social scientists, anthropologists, social workers and educators, residents or groups working on social issues in district contexts, and any persons or groups interested in art projects related to the concept of “the district”. 


The call will be open until October 13th, 2014 



TERMS AND CONDITIONS 


Selected works will remain the property of the author.  Arts Santa Monica and IDENSITAT are the promoters  of Translocations, which will include the selection of projects presented in this call. Arts Santa Monica and IDENSITAT may reproduce and disseminate through online publications and in print all or part of the programme, always citing the respective authorship. IDENSITAT and Arts Santa Monica will incorporate within their archive all documentation generated by this call.


 

TRANSLOCATIONS ENG5CRITICAL CARTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP  | TRANS-LOCATIONS


Workshop on critical cartography and open archive (of projects and artistic interventions conducted in Raval and Gothic Quarter) directed by Itziar Gonzalez (Institut Cartogràfic de la Revolta) and in collaboration with Consuelo Bautista.

10-13.11.2014

The workshop of critical cartography is a lab, aiming to combine work on a number of existing plans and maps of the Raval-Gothic area with the preparation of new maps and arts-related proposals. Through the workshop and a website, graphic information on different scales, attempting to display complementary temporal and historical themes within the area, will be subject to direct access. There will also be open access to the archive of artistic interventions which have so far been executed within the area, so that those involved in the workshop can learn more about and  contextualise their proposals in an artistic field. The workshop consists of intensive sessions between the 10th and the 13th of November, and 4 specific sessions from December to March, with external collaborations.

The CRITICAL CARTOGRAPHY workshop will be the laboratory through which to join the discussion and reflections raised during TRANS-locations,  by means of a critical reading of graphic and artistic documentation, and with the development of new proposals and maps. The process, the mappings and proposals made ​​during the workshop will be collected in a daily publication by Consuelo Bautista, a sample of which will form part of the Project Observatory presented in the exhibition in Santa Monica Arts in May 2015. 


CONTENTS

- Introduction to reading and cartographic work on thematic and historical maps of the Gothic Raval (Ciutat Vella) area

- Open access to, and interaction with, the archive of proposals and artistic interventions in the Raval-Gothic area since the late 80's. 

- Preparation of maps and artistic proposals within the area described.
- Guided tour of El Raval and the Gothic with Xavier Theros

VENUE

The workshop will be run from the Santa Monica Arts Centre, and through access by means of a digital platform, from November until March.

WHEN

Intensive Workshop: 
10th and 11th November, 4 pm – 8 pm 
12th and 13th November, from 10 am - 2pm and from 4 pm – 8 pm
Follow-up sessions. There will be a monthly meeting from November until March, 4 pm – 8 pm, dates to be announced.


WHO IS IT AIMED AT

Workshop for artists, architects, anthropologists, urban geographers, sociologists, art historians, and students of these disciplines, as well as anyone interested in the proposed area of study. 
Places are limited. 


WORK GROUP wich participate in the workshop
Ana Serrano, Danja Burchard, Oriol Ballesteros, Nuria Font, Simona Cerri, Mònica Roselló, Joaquín Jordán, Valentina Asinari di San Marzano, Lucia Vecchi, Ana Llorens, María Paz Montecinos, Tomás López Amat, Mercè López Bravo, David Limaverde, Valerie Mathis, Federica Formenti, Edu Ruiz, Anna Irina Limia Russell, Irene Grego, Alejandra Crespo, Maria José Sequeiros, Montserrat Moliner, Ruth Soria, Isabel Carrero, Leonardo Fernández, Helen Morgan, Ricard Escudero, Margot Mecco.

WHO IS INVOLVED 

The Intensive Workshop will be directed by Itziar Gonzalez in collaboration with Consuelo Bautista, with the technical assistance of members of the Institut Cartogràfic de la ReVolta, and with the occasional participation of Xavier Theros, Ramon Parramon, Gaspar Maza, Martin Perán, Marina Garces, Jose Louis Oyon, and a number of artists who have previously worked in the field. 

Collaborating with the documentation of the workshop will be the Cartographic Institute of Catalonia (ICC), the Barcelona City Council and the PEI (MACBA)


TRANSlocations is a project by IDENSITAT and Arts Santa Monica
Management Ramon Parramon - IDENSITAT and Manel Guerrero - Arts Santa Monica
Advisory workgroup project: Consuelo Bautista, artist and photographer; Itzíar Gonzalez, Architect, Cartographic Institute of Revolt; Gaspar Maza, Anthropologist, Professor Universitat Rovira i Virgili; Marti Peran, Independent curator, Professor of art history at the University of Barcelona; ​​Claret Serrahima, Designer.
Coordinator: Fina Duran (Arts Santa Monica) and Laia Ramos (Idensitat)
Collaborators: Anna Recasens (Idensitat), Irati Irulegui (Idensitat), Diana Padrón (AGI)

In collaboration with: Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work at URV (Universitat Rovira i Virgili), AGI | Art, Globalization, Interculturality, Department of Art History at UB (Barcelona University), MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona), Elisava (Superior School of Design and Enginering of Barcelona), Whinchester School of Art, ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies, Raval Cultural.


 

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