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Comunidades Inestables (Unstable Communities)
Art, social practices and collective learning
Thursday 10, Friday 11 and Saturday 12 March 2016 

With Rafael SMP, Paula Valero, Olga Fernández López, Diego del Pozo, Magui Dávila (Las Lindas Pobres) and Jesús Ming (KOTTÉ) + guests, Las Raras, Los Bárbaros, Manuela Zechner, Alejandra de Diego (Qiteria), Margarita Padilla (Login), D.E.F. DiálogosElectroFlamencos, Santi Barber, Pedro Jiménez (ZEMOS98), Alicia Acuña, El Corofón, Janna Graham and Poderío Vital. 

Comunidades Inestables is a public event at Intermediae, where, over three days, we will build a provisional space for action, reflection and exchange between agents and initiatives with a particular interest in the junction between artistic practice, social processes and collective learning. 

Comunidades Inestables is designed to have a mixed format and different types of activities will take place: workshops, outings, conversations and performances, to create a framework for contact between existing initiatives, interested artists and future communities seeking different modes of interaction. 

Comunidades Inestables does not anticipate who its target audience will be; rather, it calls for diverse practices where places are prompted to open up through art and culture, associationism and activism, practices that give form to new types of socialisation and sensitivity. 

Comunidades Inestables is conceived as an unrehearsed activity, where participants can speak from different perspectives.
This gathering seeks to take a practical approach, by creating a community in the here and now, and asking itself about the transience, precariousness, fragility and intensity that characterise many communities. By creating this setting, the project seeks to intensify experience exchanges beyond the dynamics of passive listening. 

Comunidades Inestables does not aim to produce a portfolio of possible methodologies or tools for a conflictive, hybrid, contentious or imperfect exchange; instead, it is offered as an interface to critically and collectively reflect on a type of collaborative, participative or contextual practice that is becoming increasingly influential in relation to institutional requirements. This growing exhibition requires us to work together to generate questions that arise repeatedly, in relation to the commencement, development and impact of these processes. 

PROGRAMME
 
Thursday 10 March
10am-1pm. El Museo Inestable (The Unstable Museum)With Rafael SMP at the Prado MuseumVisit requires prior enrolment* 

4-8pm. Puesta en Cuestión. Estamos Bailando / Estamos Dudando (Called into Question. We’re Dancing / We're Doubting)With Paula ValeroWorkshop requires prior enrolment* 

8pm. Presentation: Comunidades Inestables (Unstable Communities)With Olga Fernández López and Diego del Pozo 

9-10pm. Salón de Cuidados Íntimos (Intimate Care Lounge)With Las Raras. Activity requires prior enrolment* 

9-11pm. NETOUTMagui Dávila (Las Lindas Pobres) and Jesús Ming (KOTTÉ) + Meneo + test and action team 

Friday 11 March

10am-1pm. El Museo Inestable (The Unstable Museum)With Rafael SMP at the Prado MuseumVisit requires prior enrolment* 

11am-1:30pm. Todo para el Pueblo (Everything for the People)With Los BárbarosWorkshop requires prior enrolment* 

4-8pm. Código Ético (Hackeable) para Prácticas Situadas ((Hackable) Ethical Code for Contextual Practices)With Manuela Zechner, Alejandra de Diego (Qiteria) and Margarita Padilla (Login)Laboratory requires prior enrolment* 

9-10pm. Nosotras Cantamos, Nosotras Decidimos (We Sing, We Decide)With D.E.F. DiálogosElectroFlamencos: Santi Barber, Pedro Jiménez (ZEMOS98), Alicia Acuña and El Corofón Time to be confirmed. Accedo, Luego Existo (I Enter, then I Exist)With Las Raras

Saturday 12 March
 
10am-12 noon. Puesta en Cuestión. Estamos Bailando / Estamos Dudando (Called into Question. We’re Dancing / We’re Doubting)With Paula Valero*Workshop requires prior enrolment* 

12 noon-2pm. Conversation with Janna Graham, Manuela Zechner, Olga Fernández López and Diego del Pozo 

5-7pm. Public Conversation: Questions for Comunidades Inestables 

7pm. Presentation of Puesta en Cuestión. Estamos Bailando / Estamos Dudando (Called into Question. We’re Dancing / We're Doubting) With Paula Valero 

8-9:30pm. Encuentro Sinfónico Bastante Inestable y Adivinatorio (A Fairly Unstable and Divinatory Symphonic Gathering)With Poderío Vital  

*Some of the activities require prior enrolment. Write to inscripcion@intermediae.es, including your name and the workshop or workshops you would like to sign up for.
 
escrito por Intermediae 23/01/2016 17:50:04


HOME ECONOMICS / CrisisRus 
laptopsRus (Maite Cajaraville, Shu Lea Cheang & Lucía Egaña Rojas)

February, 25,26 & 27 at 4pm

Home Economics, a crisisRus/laptopsRus project, revisits the floor plan of any given home to expand on the notion of home as micro-political space and a networked node. Taking up home management as a field of study to include the home-seeking refugees who struggle to make homes in new lands, the mobile generation who takes up domestic and networked spaces to consider collective living and the home-renewal movements that modify ways of production and consumption in our daily cycle and recycle.

Day 1/ Making Home -  home with the refugees
Seeking 'confort zone' for living side by side at 'home' with newly arrived refugees.

Day 2/  Home away from home  - home with networkers
Investigating networked way of living to devise the economy and domestic life strategies.

Day 3/ Home made home  - home with tool kits
examining  re-use strategies and object exploitation in domestic contexts.

LaptopsRus/CrisisRus organized by Maite Cajaraville, Shu Lea Cheang & Lucía Egaña Rojas
laptopsrus.me

contact: now@laptopsrus.me 

Twitter: @crisisrus
#crisisRus #HomeEconomics

FACEBOOK group
laptopsRus FB page


 
escrito por Intermediae 30/09/2015 08:55:46


International Meeting – Another Roadmap School
Another Roadmap

October 18-22, 2015, Madrid
Public presentation Thursday 22nd at 5.30 pm

Intermediae hosts  the International Meeting of the network Another Roadmap for Arts Education, which will be develop during  5 working days and gather together approximately 20 working groups from America, Asia, Africa and Europe . The participants in the network collaborate to reflect and research on the histories, policies and possible alternative practices in arts education.This meeting will work on the research platform The Another Roadmap School , a learning  and exchange project focussing on education, cultural policies and  southern epistemologies  in arts education. The working meeting will be at Intermediae for four days. On Thursday 22 at 18.00 pm, a  public meeting  will take place with various panels in English or Spanish, in order to present part of the work of the groups invited specific practices as well as issues raised by research in the fields of culture, popular education or collaborative work.

Another Roadmap is an international network of research groups which was initiated by the Institute of Art Education (IAE) at Zürich University of the Arts (ZHDK). The joint research aims to critically analyse cultural policies concerning arts education such as the UNESCO Road Map for Arts Education (Lisbon, 2006) and the UNESCO Seoul Agenda (Seoul, 2010) in terms of their history and terminology, subtexts and paradigms as well as their application in each geopolitical context. The groups draw on critical studies and practices in arts education in each region in order to develop paradigms for their field of practice and research.

The Another Roadmap School aims to inspire and enable a process of learning and thinking across regional and disciplinary borders, actively involving researchers, educators, scholars, theoreticians, practitioners, artists and curators. It will offer a space for development, critical reflection and the dissemination of knowledge in arts education. It will work as a learning and exchange platform for transnational and trans-regional collaboration in the diverse fields of practice, comprising formal arts education, gallery education, art in social context, community arts and social justice work.
Whit learning units resulting from the school’s projects as well as a multivocal glossary of Arts Education, it will actively archive and disseminate outcomes of the knowledge produced both locally as well as internationally.

Programme PDF

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONSANOTHER ROAD MAP: ART PEDAGOGIES, OTHER RESEARCH AND SPACES FOR LEARNING
Programme

17.30 – 17.45Presentation of the Another Roadmap School and summary of the working process at Intermediae

17.45- 19.45Simultaneous panels on research and practice of members of Another Roadmap working groups in Canada, Brazil, Columbia, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Rwanda, HongKong, Germany, Austria, Phillipines, Uganda, Slovenia, Finland and South Africa.

Mesas de trabajo en Español
Primer bloque: Fronteras y experiencias colaborativas en la investigación.Perspectivas de investigación, comunidades e instituciones.


17:45- 18.40Rubén Gaztambide-Fernandez, Toronto. The Youth Solidarities Across Borders ProjectMónica Marcell Romero Sánchez,Bogotá.
Provocaciones para investigar desde experiencias artísticas/docentes localizadas,Cayo Honorato, Brasilia. Mediación Extrainstitucional.

Segundo bloque: prácticas para colaborar, repensar y rehacer junta/os.Sobre culturas, comunidades, comunes, interculturalidad y saberes otros.

18.50- 19.45Mareia Quintero Rivera, San Juan/Puerto Rico. La gestión cultural en comunidad como contexto de sensibilización, aprendizaje y co-creaciónGiovanna Esposito Yussif y David Munoz, Helsinki. “rethink, reappropriate, reclaim”(“Repensar, reapropiar, reclamar”).Valeria Galarza y Alejandro Cevallos, Quito. ¿Hacer juntas? Aprendizajes y desafíos sobre la implicación y colaboración entre comunidades educativas de museos y de la comunidad de la escuela intercultural San Roque.

English Panels 
First block: Contexts and collaborations. About pedagogies, culture and public space and other politics of culture.

17:45- 18.40Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, Manila. When Art is not Enough.Iver Ohm, Berlin. RELAY the Everyday?Christian Nyampeta, Nyanza (Rwanda).The Artists Home in NyanzaAdela Zeleznik, Liubliana. Neteorit: Autonomous (educational) zone in the state museum?


Block two: Other stories, other pedagogies. Analysis of genealogies and ways to incorporate history

18:55 -19:45Cheng, Yuk Lin, Hong Kong. The importation of German art educational ideas to China in early 20th century.Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, Kampala/London. Colonialism’s Impact on Fine Art Education in Uganda.Karin Schneider and Barbara Mahlknecht, Viena. History in the Making—History as a Tool.
Lineo Segoete and Rangoato Hlasane. Maseru and Johannesburg. Reclaim your story: The past, the present and the future of the archive. Innovative ways of sustaining heritage through storytelling (15 minutes, presentation of two teams together)
 
escrito por Intermediae 05/05/2014 08:59:11


FROM UPHEAVAL TO PUBLIC ART
THE FAR WEST OF OPPORTUNITIES
Toxic Lesbian Opened Dialogues with Suzanne Lacy

6 of May, 2014 at 7 pm.
Alive www.toxiclesbian.org

Every political and social crisis force reappraisals of conditions of production, reevaluation of the nature of artistic work, and reconfiguration of the position of the artist in relation to economic, social and political institutions.
Suzanne Lacy was a product of these political upheavals: “In this moment in California we had the great workers strike, we had the anti war movement, he had black power, the free speech riots at Berkeley, the Black Panthers…”.

With all the reevaluation of the nature of artistic work, all the ideas that support it were put into question: the author, the work of art as object and the nature of the audience. The main idea was looking for an art that would be able to have a deep meaning in common people’s life, and of course, to obtain such utopia result one should investigate and experiment with new models, with expanded audiences, with dialogues, with collaboration and cooperation.

In a way all this conceptualization has to do with feminism, since feminism is an open front against fix structures of gender and social classes. Feminism has to do with equality and with bettering everybody’s common life. Feminism has always been concerned with equality in society for every body, as New Genre Public Art is also concerned.
The place and context for all this dramatic changes in the art scene was California. It was a virgin territory, the “Far West of Opportunities”, as Lacy puts it. It might be this the reason for the new common spirit of experimentation, collaboration, working together and starting processes that wanted to empowered people all around the world.

Women artists from ‘90s have developed new strategies to create and diffuse their artwork. Feminism and sexual orientation are two issues considered on their proposals. Ciberfeminism as social movement influences those artists to design their pieces in such a way the Internet is the main source of their inspiration.
Venus Matrix (VNS Matrix) is an Australian women artists group known from the beginning of ‘90s. They were one of the first using art pieces just created for the Internet and to be diffused by viral strategies. Many other artists have continued their way since then. VNS Matrix is an influence for Toxic Lesbian art work.

Donna Haraway is a well-known writer changing the traditional feminist considerations from a queer point of view, introducing the Cyborg concept. Gender defined, as a Cyborg metaphor will do a revolution in any trans-feminist women artist imagination.
Many women have continued the emancipatory way that twenty or even thirty years before, other women activists or women artist activists had started. Suzanne Lacy´s ideas about art and audiences, her definition of New Genre Public Art is part of the same theoretical and activist line. The XXI Century tools take into consideration the virtual representation space and that leads to a deep change, but this new way started many years ago.
 
escrito por Intermediae 16/04/2014 14:28:10


IDYS · INSTITUTO DO IT YOURSELF



Todo por la Praxis



Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 2pm

Subscriptions: info@institutodoityourself.org  



IDYS tends to be a new space for training and self-training linked to collective construction processes.
It is articulated as a laboratory for testing and developing prototypes intending to promote processes of investigation and experimentation inked to citizen initiatives. The aim is to articulate a community which shares a collaborative learning environment.



TXP has been using the self-construction strategy in different contexts and formats. For its use in activation processes of unused urban plots and its community management, the restoring of empty buildings linked to processes of self-management, the collaborative construction of collective equipments, or the creation of mobile devices for public space user communities. Inside this processes we are interested in the dynamics generated from the multiple interactions between the different members of a team, promoting the collaborative learning, and sharing experiences and knowledge. Setting up a community that is co-responsible of the decisions, which creates consensus and appropriates the projects. At the same time, the citizen empowerment is reinforced,where the members of these processes increase their political power, gaining confidence on their proper capacities, designing their environment and building up alternatives.


This DIY/DIT (Do it Yourself / Do it Together) methodology of self-management and self-production allows to establish a tool for the creation of an open design city-model. It promotes the culture of open-source architecture where the produced prototypes are part of a collective framework under free licenses.
The objective for this prototypes is that they can be available for the community of users, in order to be able to be spread, replicated, evolved, implemented, improved and available for the different citizen initiatives.

These are the elements that we are pretending to integrate in IDYS, being in essence, a space for the investigation-participation-action.


 
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Matadero Aural Memory

From 29 November 2013 to 23 February 2014
Soundreaders

The main goal of Matadero Aural Memory is to explore Matadero Madrid in an aural context. A strategy to show clearly how the Matadero as it is today has been transformed and to interact with the identity and memory housed in it, with the emphasis on the aural element, which is so often ignored.
This research proposal is consistent with the growing consolidation of sound art and with the rise of a rethinking of the social through listening, with its clearly relational aspect, as promoted by so-called sound studies.
A compilation will be made of documentary material (newspapers, historical archives) and the experiences and oral histories of people (workers, neighbours) whose lives have been related at some time with the Legazpi district's former slaughterhouse. They will carry out sound drifts in the Matadero space outside the traditional visitors' circuit, involving psychogeography, and the creation of sound pieces that will combine the aurality found in phonography and sound art with the orality typical in the anthropological field. Various public presentations of results and workshops are used to disseminate the research methodology. This will encourage creativity, share knowledge and involve both people interested in making field recordings and people from the community who want to learn about such an element as Matadero from an aural perspective.

WEB MMA

ACTIVITIES

-Workshop: Digital memories. Friday 29 November, 5 pm to 7pm.
-Presentation and inauguration of the project. Friday 29 November, at 7pm.
-Workshop: Listen and drift. Saturday 30 November, 12 noon to 6 pm.
-Workshop: Sound editing and collaborative maps. Tuesday 3 December, 5 pm to 7:30 pm
 
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Tetuán Landscape Project

From June to December 2013

Urban Landscape Department, Municipal District Council and local residents' representatives

The Tetuán Landscape Project aims to develop an experience that allows ways to be explored to improve the urban landscape in Madrid's Tetuán district
through artistic interventions. This initiative falls within the framework of Madrid City Council's Cultural Strategy Plan 2012-2015 (PECAM) and complies with the strategic lines aimed at promoting creativity, public participation and dissemination as regards enhancing the urban landscape.
The project thus encompasses two areas of work: the first focuses on artists and their interventions and the second on citizen participation and dissemination. This commissioned task is part of a "Cultural Programme for improvement of Urban Landscape Quality".

ACTIVITIES


- Bimonthly meetings with the Municipal District Council and stakeholders. From June to December.
- Mounting elements to provide shade in the pergola in Plaza Luis Leopoldo, with Estudio Montes and Pez Arquitectos. 28 November, 11 am to 5 pm.
- Work in the vegetable garden in Solar Calle Matadero with Ángel Puech and Moenia, and construction of the enclosure with La Fresquera. 30 November, and 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 December, from 12 noon to 3 pm.
- Photocall by Galería Magdalena and Mood Studio in Calle Colegio Público Juan Ramón Jiménez. 5 December, from 10 am to 1 pm.
- Photocall by Galería Magdalena and Mood Studio in Calle Marques de Viana (at the market entrance). 7 December, 11 am to 6 pm.
- Marker painting walls with texts, in Plaza del Poeta Leopoldo de Luis, with Perricac. 9, 10 and 11 December, from 11 am to 2 pm.
- Wall decorating, in Solar Calle Matadero with Ángel Puech, with La Galería Magdalena and MoodStudio. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 December, from 11 am to 5 pm.
- Planting workshop in Plaza del Poeta Leopoldo de Luis, with Estudio Montes, Pez Arquitectos and Germinando. 14 and 15 December, from 12 noon to 3 pm.
- Guided tour to get to know the district. 15 December, from 11 am to 2 pm.
- HiperTube activity, in the open space on Calle Hierbabuena, with Pkmn and Taller de Casquería. 16, 17 and 18 December, 11 am to 5 pm.
- Mural painting by Borondo in Marques de Viana, 52. 19, 20 and 21 December.
- Children's urban kitchen garden workshops in Solar Calle Matadero, with Ángel Puech and Moenia. 23, 26 and 27 December, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

photos 2013

 
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Public Listenings of Radio Sures

From January to November 2013
Radio Sures

Radio Sures is a personalised internet radio offering monthly public listenings of narrated documentaries in the Terrario space. With guests invited from various fields, such as film, painting, photography and theatre, each meeting generates discussions in which the participants give their point of view on the chosen subject, creating
bridges between sound and other disciplines.
Radio Sures is a personalised internet radio of documentaries. With no photo extras, backing videos or multimedia bonuses, it is committed to telling stories exclusively with sound resources. An example of this aesthetic proposal is given each month with a public meeting devoted to listening, offering a selection of narrated sound documentaries, in Spanish and other languages, with projected translations. We listen in semidarkness,
sitting or lying down, as if in a cinema with a film without images. Orson Welles could have said it: "Compared to the cinema, radio has the advantage of having a larger screen."
Each session has guest speaker to give his/her point of view (and of listening) on the documentary heard. The guests are not specialists in sound or radio, but work in other creative fields: film, painting, photography, literature, theatre, etc. Rather than analysing, they share their feelings and impressions as listeners, and through their taking part we can build bridges between sound and other artistic disciplines.

ACTIVITIES


- Public listening #2: How do you create sound spaces? 18 January 2013.
- Public listening #3: How do you portray a person with sound? 16 February 2013.
- Public listening #4: The documentary. 17 May 2013
- Public listening #5: Recording in enemy territory. 9 October 2013.
- Public listening #6: Dramatised reality, the docudrama. 28 October 2013.
 
escrito por Intermediae 16/04/2014 13:46:09


Micro-meetings on Weaving Networks


April to June 2013
Weaving social participation networks

Weaving networks is a meeting space for people involved in participatory processes in any field: Social Collectives and Movements, Social Initiative Cooperatives, Social Institutions, Administration, Neighbours, etc. It works in the form of meetings and discussions, as a laboratory on practices for participation, networking and transforming the environment.
Micro-meetings of 3 hours are proposed. Here participants can share a table of practical experiences and an informal workspace, and participants are then free to move among the open groups set up to work on key issues found in the practical table discussions. This space will not attempt to establish fully and resolve the key issues, but to piece things together, raise doubts, generate consensus and disagreement, etc, all of which will form the material to be taken to other meetings.

We seek initiatives that promote social participation and that can be carried out in a short time. Actions that have a deep emotional impact on the people involved and affected. Actions of a "more or less ephemeral" nature that manage to shake up or revolutionise a group of people or a territory during that time. Actions that have a high impact on the community's group symbolic memory.

ACTIVITIES

-Micro-meeting #1. Actions that impact on and attract participation. Thursday 4 April, from 6 pm to 9 pm.
-Micro-meeting #2. Actions that impact on and attract participation. (external activity). Thursday 16 May from 6 pm to 9 pm.
-Micro-meeting #3. Actions that impact on and attract participation. Friday 14 June, 6 pm to 9 pm.

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Citykitchen

January to December
Zuloark and Basurama

Citykitchen is a project being developed in Intermediæ that aims to generate a new way of building cities based on collaboration between people, businesses, public agencies and professionals from different fields.
Various types of citizen associations focus their work on regenerating neighbourhood spaces through artistic creation and cultural development. These citizen initiatives have generated an extensive panorama of excellent, disseminated practices. These are at times unrelated to each other and have not yet been crystallised in a common methodology capable of growing around collective knowledge and of interrelating all of these experiences through a shared goal.
Citykitchen is forging ahead with different processes for collating these experiences, such as the process instigated by Vivero de Iniciativas Ciudadanas (Citizen Initiative Nursery), in order to reflect on possible methodology tools for collective construction and clearly defined frameworks for dialogue between cultural,
social and administrative actors.
Through a series of seminars and public working meetings, it proposes that the current processes and mechanisms should be looked into. They seek to pinpoint the issues and barriers currently faced by citizen initiatives and to reflect on a possible protocol that facilitates their development and supports such citizenbased processes for managing public spaces.

ACTIVITIES

- Bimonthly meetings, from 6 pm to 9 pm.
- Citykitchen Tables: the appetiser. 10 December, from 4 pm to 6 pm.

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