IDYS · INSTITUTO DO IT YOURSELF
Todo por la Praxis
Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 2pm
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.