TC+I workshop. Construction techniques and collaborative practices
An iDensitat project for Post-it City. Occasional urbanities
iDENSITAT, in collaboration with CentroCentro. Palacio Cibeles and within the framework of the exhibition Post-it City. Occasional urbanities realised the project TC+I Taller Collectivo + Intervención en espacio público, carried out by the collective Todo por la Praxis. With the participation of Fadhila Mammar, Gaspar Maza, Ramon Parramon, Martí Peran, Tomás Ruiz-Rivas, Pedagogías Invisibles, and the collaboration of Asociación de vecinos Avecla and Asociación de vecinos La Corrala.
Workshop Construction techniques and collaborative practices 14-19.11.11
Solar Campo de la Cebada, Madrid
Matadero Madrid, Madrid
Construction techniques and collaborative practices
TC+I consisted of a workshop-intervention in public space. The project proposal suggested a practical experience in Madrid, to augment the pedagogical and experimental practices carried out as part of the travelling exhibition Post-it City; Occasional urbanities, a research project which examined mechanisms for temporary occupation of public space in various world cities. The set of materials comprising the project constituted an archive of case studies from cities around the globe. New material was created through local research, and added to the archive wherever the project was exhibited. In the case of Madrid, the post-it phenomenon was researched by the collective Todo por la Praxis in collaboration with Pedagogías Invisibles.
The objective of TC+I was to generate a collective workshop in which to develop material for enhancing and updating the exhibition. The workshop contacted various relevant local bodies, and was formalised as an intervention in public space.
Collective workshop + Double Intervention
The project proposal comprises two complementary and interrelated workshops. One of them was based on construction techniques and collaborative practices, and the other was an artistic-educational workshop carried out in various educational settings. Both workshops shared the methodology of mapping (observatory) and of formalising (laboratory). The material created through both workshops was included in the exhibition Post-it City.
A. Observatory of practices and uses
-Exploration of the independent and creative uses of public space through urban furniture.
- Exploration and mapping of the social uses of the public space in relation to urban furniture, mobile elements and spaces (plazas, abandoned plots, parks, etc.)
B. Laboratory of collaborative practices
-Construction techniques and collaborative practices workshop based on open source practices of materials, self-constructing techniques and new uses of public space. Open workshop.
- Artistic-educational workshop, which explored the possible uses of urban furniture, mobile devices and peculiar spaces, aimed at teachers and students participating in the project, which was carried out in collaboration with educational spaces.
Both workshops focused on five case studies:
1/ Informal sports
2/ Commerce and street trading
3/ Events and popular festivals
5/ Meetings and neighbourhood assemblies from the 15M movement
The workshop was open to artists, designers, architects, educators, cultural managers, socio-cultural coordinators, social workers, students in sociology, anthropology, art, design, architecture, education, as well as an audience with experience of participation in neighbourhood projects.
TODO POR LA PRAXIS
The collective defines itself as a laboratory for aesthetic projects for cultural resistance, developing tools for intervention in public space. Its objective is to generate a catalogue of socially effective tools for direct action and aimed at achieving the right to housing and the right to the city. The group’s projects focus on public space, developing projects of a procedural nature and carrying out temporary actions and interventions. Their methodologies vary, but may be classified in two broad categories: those methodologies which rely upon strategies of visibility;, and on the other hand, those based on collaborative participation.
Pedagogías Invisibles is a rhizomatic collective for creativity and research in the field of Artistic Education, formed by around twenty professionals working in the following contexts: Formal Education (Primary and Secondary), universities, museums and art centres. They are currently developing the research project Esto no es una clase: procesos disruptivos en la Educación Universitaria [This is not a classroom: disruptive processes in Higher Education]. The group is also carrying out workshops for families, as part of the exhibition cycle Abierto por Obras at Matadero and directing the Radio Círculo de Bellas Artes programme about Art and Education [Miradas Invisibles].
Bachelor in Spanish Philology at the University of Grenoble (France) and Tunis, master in Migrations, Refugee and Intercommunal Relations. Fadhila Mammar is an expert in Intercultural Mediation. She is a founder member of the council of the University Institute of Research on Migrations, Ethnicity and Social development (IMEDES) at the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid. She was a Deputy manager for the Fourth World programmes of the NGO Medicos del Mundo. From 2005 to January, 2009, she directed the Service of Social Intercultural Mediation (SEMSI) in Madrid (administered by the Fundación General de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Nowadays teaches Master and Post-graduates degrees at several universities, as well as training and consulting on issues such as mediation, interculturality and migrations in different Spanish and Latin American institutions.
Co-director and founder of Antimuseo de Arte Contemporáneo (formerly Ojo Atómico). Independent curator, writer and visual artist. He works in Spain and Mexico, specialising in institutional critique and experimentation with new models for the distribution of the visual arts. Among his recent projects is the Centro Portátil de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico 2009, presented in 2011 in the NGBK in Berlin and in the international meeting MDE11 in Medellin. He has published in Latin American journals and books of art theory and has participated in forums, such as SITAC in Mexico.[www.antimuseo.org]
Professor of Art Theory at the University of Barcelona. Critic and curator of exhibitions, he has collaborated in different contemporary art catalogues and books. Co-editor of Roulotte, he collaborates with specialised journals and magazines (Exit Express, Artforum International). Director of the international programme Roundabout. Encounter programme between Barcelona and other cities (Mexico, Reykjavik, Bangkok, Jerusalem, Santiago de Chile, Istanbul). He has recently presented, among others, the following projects: Post-it City. Occasional Cities (CCCB, Barcelona, 2008; MAC Santiago de Chile, Centro Cultural São Paulo, 2009); After Architecture (Arts Santa Mònica. Barcelona, 2009).
Director of ACVic, Centre D'Arts Contemporànies. Since 1999 he has been director of the art project Idensitat. Co-director of the Master's Degree in Design and Public Space in Elisava/Universitat Pompeu Fabra. In 2005 he curated Madrid Abierto and acted as advisor in later editions (2007-2009). Parramon has organised several seminars, workshops and debates on art and social space. He has edited books such as Acciones Reversibles. Arte, Educación y Territorio. (EUMO Editorial / ACVic, 2010); Home/Away. Art in social space (Idensitat, 2010); Arte, experiencias y territorios en proceso (Idensitat, 2008). His work has developed through an interest in interdisciplinary projects and in the functions art may exert in a specific social and political context. [www.idensitat.net]
GASPAR MAZA GUTIERREZ
Bachelor in Geography and History from the University of Barcelona. Postgraduate in Social Education. Department of Theory and History of Education. University of Barcelona. PhD in Social Anthropology, University Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona. Between 1987-2004, he worked as a social educator in the Municipality of Barcelona Ciutat Vella District. Since 2005, he has lectured at the Department of Anthropology in the University Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona where he teaches various courses in the bachelor's degree of anthropology, as well as in the master's degree of Urban Anthropology. He currently is the coordinator of sports and social inclusion projects within the Comprehensive Plan to promote sports and physical activity – Consejo Superior de Deportes- Madrid. Ministerio de Educación, política social y deporte.
TC+I is an IDENSITAT project in collaboration with CentroCentro and El Ranchito. The project is part of Idensitat's iD Sport programme and El Ranchito's Banco Guerrilla.
IDENSITAT is an arts project that investigates ways to impact the public sphere through creative proposals that work with place and territory exploring their physical and social aspects. IDENSITAT positions itself as a networked production and research space, developed in the field of art, to experiment with new forms of involvement and interaction in social space. For the last 10 years, it has been developing artistic projects in Calaf and recently works in various urban contexts. The projects developed in the workshops will be part of Idensitat's archive with the will of finding mechanisms of production for those that fit to specific dynamics linked to the local context.