Fabra i Coats Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona 2016
c/ Sant Adrià, 20. 08030 Barcelona
932 566 155
WEAVING THE CITY
Living In-between aims to be a device that activates the Fabra i Coats - Contemporary Art Centre as a creator and catalyst of interactions between contemporary artistic practices and other social spaces. It intends to be a mechanism that reflects and responds to the emergence of new ways of making and of rethinking the institutions, and that understands artistic practices and collective processes as essential instruments with which to activate transforming strategies that have a bearing on both the cultural ecosystem and on the social context into which they are inserted.
It is a proposal that means collectively inhabiting a space, crossed by the transit between the past of the textile factory and the current art centre model, and that also aims to point towards forms of institutionality in culture with complex and systemic structures. The programme wants to pose the question in a critical way, from forms of working that combine research processes with production, archiving, mediation, participation or debate, and at the same time it proposes to amplify them through the activation of networks and the socialisation of contents and experiences.
From Living In-between there is a proposal to experiment with ways of designing and generating other cultural policies of proximity integrated with contemporary artistic practice, expanding the notion of cultural practices and exploring diverse forms of institutionality from which to construct culture and citizenship.
How can we trace collaborations and complicities between different organisations?
Is it possible to generate community and work in a network from cultural practices that are cross-disciplinary?
Can we generate alternative spaces of dialogue and participation between collectives and diverse practices relating to specific common problems?
What possible role can a contemporary art centre play in the territory where it is located?
How do we generate spaces in order to inhabit, be, coexist with and decide on the public cultural institution?
How can we tell the stories and life experiences of the neighbourhoods from the plurality of narratives and viewpoints and thus generate community spirit?
#In Transition - Work
How does the transformation of mechanisms and spaces for production – including artistic production – affect the construction of the city model?
#Commerce and neighbourhood model
What relations do markets and local commerce have with the development of the urban planning model of the neighbourhoods?
#Educational communities and city
What spaces for collective learning can we generate to transform ways of inhabiting, learning about and constructing our cities?
The collectives behind Living in-between:
Idensitat is an art project that experiments with ways of influencing the territory in its spatial, temporal and social dimensions. It has been set up as a system that incorporates other projects, actions and interventions developed in different spaces and contexts. Since 1999 it has promoted activities that combine investigation, production, education and curatorship.
LaFundició is a cooperative that, since 2006, has been developing work processes involving the interweaving of social practice, culture and the collective construction of knowledge.
Sinapsis is a collective for research and production based on collaborative and contextual artistic and cultural practices that, since 2007, has emphasised networking via cultural mediation/negotiation and critical pedagogy.
Transductores is a platform for mediation, investigation and curatorship set up in 2009. It has designed curatorship and mediation processes at a country-wide and international level.