Creativity arts grants programme 2006
31st March– 19th May
This project, conceived by Laboratorio Urbano and Algomas, aims to research and construct a collective neighbourhood memory with the help of its inhabitants themselves.
The first phase is social research to define the diifferent groups that make up the neighbourhood. The second phase will consist of a series of workshops targeted at each of these groups to listen to their different voices and define how they see their district and, therfore, what Legazpi is like. A web tool will be available (with guidance on use) to enrich and redefine that memory as the participation of the area’s groups increases.
The landmarks or workshops will serve to exchange visions and information. Between January and March 2007 the project will be publicized to get local people invloved in the workshops scheduled for April and May.
Saturday 14th April
9:00 – 14:00
Feels like it was only yesterday (for older people).
Saturday 21st April
10:00 – 14:00
Everyday life in Arganzuela (for children)
Saturday 5th May
10:00 – 18:00
Tricky walks (for teenagers)
Saturday 12th May
10:00 – 18:00
E.A.S.W. walk remix (for different professionals)
Saturday 19th May
(time to be confirmed)
workshop 1, Feels like it was only yesterday: will focus on older people; the idea is to seize the opportunity to acquire a time perspective of the neighbourhood.
workshop 2, Everyday life in Arganzuela: will involve the youngest people in the district; the aim is to record their vision of their daily lives.
workshop 3, Tricky walks: will be aimed at teenagers and will focus on a series of walks through the neighbourhood.
workshop 4, E.A.S.W. walk remix: will try to bring together as many visions as possible by inviting a group of people from different backgrounds and involved in as many different activities as possible (members of local association, professionals, town planners, shopkeepers, politicians and institutional representatives…)
The workshops will be structured in two parts. In the first, different groups of particpants will provide information on Arganzuela. In the second part, the groups will work on the information drawn up by other people in the first part. The most important task of the workshops will thus be to generate crossed images of the district. Those images will be subjected to a SWOT analysis (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats).
Those parameters will give rise to a critical and propositive analysis of the area, examining its positive aspects but also the points of conflict and posible improvements. Different activities will generate debate among the participants on suggestions for local walks or joint photographs. The activities will also deal with interaction between the district and the city, accessibility and public spaces, public participation, social organization, to name but a few.
The projects website is structured around the contents that the inhabitants and visitors have hung there. Registered users may actively construct the site by contributing contents and evaluating other contributions. Tags are used for a dynamic and personal organization of the entries. There is a map so that people can see where contents are associated to on the local map. Other sections include information on specific local projects, useful information, events, art and the memory of the area.
The different workshops will take place incide Intermediae but the contents of the wensite will also be displayed in different forms there so that local people can add new content and add to the already existing ones. Local people can also use it as a base for learning more about the project, queries about how the site functions or enhancing Internet interaction by actually doing things face to face.