Selected projects were developed in the towns of Vic, in collaboration with ACVic, and Mataró, in collaboration with Can Xalant.
Servicio Público de Reutilización de Trastos (S.P.O.T.). [MAKEAtuvida. Associació Cultural de Reutilitzación Creativa] Facing the current trend of using and throwing away objects, consuming as a road to wellbeing and happiness, S.P.O.T proposed the simulation of an institutional campaign, with the idea that a new object is not always better then an old one which can be used for much more time then we think. The project proposal consisted of the convertion of the Touring Device into a mobile workshop for the reuse and creative transformation of objects, creating a space where people could go to repair their damaged objects, combining elements of DIY and multimedia with a meeting point for the exchange of knowledge and ideas; a space for creation and debate about environmental policies, rational consumption, reuse; a place to think about alternatives and new ways of doing things.
Camping, Caravaning, Arquitecturing. [Miquel Ollé Aguilló, Sofia Mataix Veiga]
The proposal for this project was an empirical and human documentation and analysis of the different architectures created in campsites, where each user designs, constructs and customises space according to his or her needs, considering leisure, recreational and social activities as primary functions. The original idea was that spaces condition and modify human behaviour, but in this case, behaviour changes space, according to each user's needs. The user thus becomes the architect and designer of a flexible, cheap and self-managed alternative architecture. In a first phase, the project proposal consisted of the convertion of the CX-R into a mobile workshop which would travel to 15 campsites for data collection and analysis, later to be edited as a documentary with the collected material. The second part of the project consisted in converting the CX-R into an exhibition space for the presentation of the documentary.
The selection committee was Jesús Carrillo (Director of Departamento de Actividades Públicas del Museo Nacional Centr de Arte Reina Sofía), Pep Dardanyà (director of Can Xalant Centre de Creació i Pensament Contemporani de Mataró), Pilar Bonet (historian, art critic and professor of art and contemporary design at the Universitat de Barcelona), Jordi Canudas (visual artist and professor at the Escola Massana Centre d’Art and Disseny-UAB), Ramon Parramon (director of ACVIC and Idensitat), Martí Peran (curator and professor of theory of Art at the Universitat de Barcelona) and Cristina Riera (cultural manager and responsible of I+D Trànsit Projectes).