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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".


- 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.

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The New Dahlia Garden

May to December 2013

Fernando García-Dori / Campo Adentro

This project proposes the creation of a kitchen garden of ornamental plants and vegetables, to act as a trigger for community involvement and as a point of meeting and social cohesion for the city of Madrid.
An area of land in the Matadero complex, opposite the Arganzuela greenhouse, connected to Madrid Río Park and owned by the Municipal Arts, Sport and Tourism Department, will be prepared for the purpose.
It is proposed to design the land collaboratively, and for it to contain various growing plots under different forms of management: plots for adult and school education, collective gardening, assigned to specific associations, etc. Between the plots, the ground will be covered with resistant vegetation to serve as a recreational area and composting will be carried out on vegetable waste from the garden. A temporary building will be put up to provide information, in the form of an "Rural Environment Approach Space", which will present innovative and creative proposals for improving the urban environment.
There will also be a programme of activities (workshops, lectures and screenings) with the presence of various artists acting as facilitators for specific phases of the project (Espada y Monleón, Atelier d'Architecture Autogerée, Refarm the city, Future Farmers), which will included opening times for all entities and people interested to participate in the various facets of this new space.


- A workshop on building and preparing the land for the New Dahlia Garden, in collaboration with Inteligencias Colectivas. Friday 11 October, at 11 am.
- A Debate with Landings, chaired by Fernando G. Dory, Carlos Monleón-Gendall and members of the Studies Group. Screening of Breaking with Old Ideas (1975).
Friday 11 October, at 4 pm.
- Inauguration of the seed cultivation workshop, a meeting with local residents and a debate on what an agro-ecology space in the neighbourhood could be.
Saturday 12 October, starting 2pm.
- Around the Imperial Pastoral: Presentation by Landings. Saturday 12 October, at 4 pm.
- Defending what is common: A debate on commonly owned assets, rural pillaging and the local reform act, by representatives of the State Rural Platform campaign. Screening of the documentary by the Omana Platform in Defence of the Neighbourhood Councils and the 15M-León citizens' movement. Saturday 12 October, at 7 pm.
- A session by DJ Abraham Rivera: Through the Andes: A journey through South American folklore. Saturday 12 October, at 9 pm.
- Seedbed workshop. Saturday 26 October, 12 noon to 2 pm.
- Meeting of the Ecologies of Art, New Territory and Landscapes in Contemporary Culture Studies Group. Friday 15 November, at 4 pm.
- Meeting and debate with members of the Studies Group and Asa Sonjasdotter and Matti Aikio from the Tromsø Academy of Art. Friday 15 November, at 7 pm.
- Group work in the New Dahlia Garden and a workshop to design a plot to promote urban agro-ecology, by Fernando García-Dory. Saturday 16 November, at 11.30 am.
- Traces in the Snow. Colloquium on indigeneity in contemporary culture and presentations by artists Asa Sonsjadottir and Matti Aikkilo. Saturday 16 November, at 5 pm.
- Workshop on constructing the Greenhouse-Classroom with Inteligencias Colectivas. Saturday 30 November, 11 am to 2 pm.
- Winter organic garden workshop with Germinando. Saturday 30 November, 11 am to 2 pm.
- Workshop on making a vertical garden, with Puesto Pec. Saturday 30 November, 11 am to 2 pm.
- Workshop: Aromatic plants and the organic kitchen garden. Saturday 21 December, 12 noon to 2 pm.

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Agronautas [New Urban Realities]

April to December 2013

Agronautas is a multidisciplinary project concerning relationships between people and the natural environment. It generates, executes and transmits to the collective imagination new urban situations, reformulated in terms of sustainability and the public good and made viable by domestic ecological equipment that is innovative, self-buildable and open source. The Agro Station is one such area of equipment, consisting of a mobile covered space that will house energy-saving systems and self-build, open source resources that can be used, tested and further developed by the public. This space will enable different urban agents and communities to act as the creative source, to experiment with innovative ideas
through co-creation mechanisms and to test the developed solutions in real situations.
The first phase of construction of the Agro Station will take place in Intermediæ, Matadero Madrid, from 22 April to 10 May 2013, through free, collaborative and open workshops. Subsequently, a process of collective management will begin for it to roam to public spaces in the city, such as urban vegetable gardens and neighbourhood gathering spaces, where it can be tested and enjoyed by the public.


- Workshop on building a wooden mobile space equipped with Agro Appliances. From 22 to 30 April, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm.
- Workshop on water collection, filtering and treatment systems. From 6 to 10 May, 10 am to 2 pm.
- Workshop on energy production, storage and viewing systems. From 6 to 10 May, 4 pm to 8 pm. Presentation of the documentary, "Trials aimed at selfsufficiency".
- Friday 18 October, at 7pm.
- The Agro Station on Calle Matadero. From September to December, during normal public opening times.

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Sound-In: Meetings, presentations, workshops and concerts.
Anne-Françoise Raskin and Miguel Álvarez-Fernández

23 to 26 January from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sound-In at Intermediae offers a series of complementary activities to the Estampa Multiple Art Fair (Feria de Arte Múltiple Estampa), held last October at Matadero Madrid. This series of lectures, roundtables, workshops and concerts shares the core them of the Sound-In section: promoting and disseminating sound art and experimental music.

This series of activities aims to form a framework for shared learning in which the artists, curators, producers, critics, etc. gathered for Sound-In can share their experiences with their experimental sound creation projects. In addition to sharing theoretical approaches through roundtables and presentations, Sound-In offers a practical dimension through a series of concerts and workshops open to everyone.

For further information regarding the workshops, please write to


Wednesday 23 January
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Workshop: Sound art and Decolonial studios

Thursday 24 January
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Workshop: Creating and editing graphic music: from the music score to the visual work.
5 to 6:30 p.m. Roundtable: The Sound-In project and the Estampa Multiple Art Fair.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation of projects by artists in the Sound-In Programme for New Creators.
9 to 10 p.m. Concerts.

Friday 25 January
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Workshop: Creating and reinventing sound instruments: object/sculpture/installation.
5 to 6:30 p.m. Roundtable: Producing sound art and experimental music.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation of projects by artists in the Sound-In Programme for New Creators.
9 to 10 p.m. Concerts.

Saturday 26 January
5 to 6:30 p.m. Communication and dissemination of sound art and experimental music.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation of projects by artists in the Sound-In Programme for New Creators.
9 to 10 p.m. Concerts.
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Basurama and Zuloark

Wednesday 5 December at 7 PM. Open conversation between Basurama and Zuloark with Vivero de Iniciativas Ciudadanas.

Citykitchen aims to generate a new way of building a city, based on collaboration among citizens, companies, public administration and professionals from various fields.

Various forms of citizen groups are focusing their work on regenerating neighbourhoods through artistic creation and cultural development. These citizen initiatives have generated a wide range of excellent practices that have been disseminated though not always interconnected. They have not yet crystallized into a shared methodology rooted in collective knowledge and able to grow by intertwining all these experiences toward a shared goal.

Citykitchen is carrying on with several processes of gathering these experiences, like the one that was already begun by Vivero de Iniciativas Ciudadanas, to reflect on possible methodological tools for collective building and frames for clear dialogues among cultural, social and administrative agents.

Through a series of public meetings and work sessions, they aim to open an investigation into the processes and mechanisms that exist currently. They aim to detect the main problems and barriers citizen initiatives face today and reflect on possible protocols to facilitate their development and support these citizen-based processes for managing public space.
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Javier Montero

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December at 20 p.m.

La gaseosa de ácido eléctrico (The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test) is an experimental stage project that develops horizontal work tools and investigates collective intelligence methods. It is carried out by a heterogeneous group of women about the age of 60 from a diversity of social and ethnic backgrounds. We started the process by exploring the subject of love but soon we agreed it would be more interesting to focus on the here and now. The plot of the open piece which has evolved is based on the occupation and conversion of a social dining area at a financial club, given the precarious nature of the crisis of the system.

The project has developed its own strategic approach to experimental stage arts and popular culture which has nourished the work with body and space, text and narration, accents and languages, playwriting and meta-fiction, soundscapes and stage design. This has allowed us to explore numerous contemporary artistic disciplines and make a call to thinking as action. We have also developed specific collective work tools, focused on developing creativity, personal enrichment and social interaction.

The work has been structured into four workshops that made it possible to investigate various aspects of stage development:

. Writing and acting workshops led by Javier Montero.
. Soundscape design workshop led by María González.
. Stage design workshop led by Matilde Juárez.

In La Gaseosa de Ácido Eléctrico (The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test) we started with the idea that inter-subjective relations are not only an end in themselves, but also allow us to explore more complex terrains such as the role played by cultural representation systems, micro-political potentialities, the role of emotions, inequalities, and the class system, behaviour protocols, the concept of value or narcissism.

The piece combines three spaces: the dining hall, the kitchen and meta-fiction, where we reflect on the dramatic process and debates are held. It is important to point out that we have not aimed to reach a final conclusion or a finished, polished work. The work process is undoubtedly what is most fascinating.
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OPEN TERRARIO/ In Medi Terraneum 2012. Simultaneous Video Art International Festival:
Argentina, Spain, Greece, Italy and Uruguay
In Medi Terraneum
29, 30 November and 1 December 2012 at 7 p.m.

In Medi Terraneum- Simultaneous Video Art International Festival, held for two years in Argentina, Uruguay, Italy and Greece, is opening its call for projects in Spain for the first time and will present at Intermediae the videos chosen from the five countries.
Including errors as part of the creative process and creation based on collective intelligences are the two main themes at the core of this third edition, which culminates in a day of urban video-activism, the presentation of its venue in the Cloud, and the creation of a hybrid work via live streaming at all the venues, coinciding with the closing of the festival.

Thursday 29 November at 7 p.m. Presentation of the finalists’ works and start of the exhibition, which will last three days. Presentation of the “Venue in the Cloud”.

Friday 30 November at 7 p.m. Day of urban video-activism

Saturday 1 December at 7 p.m. VJ and DJ session with the creation of a hybrid work in live streaming with all the venues.

Participating countries: Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, Italy and Greece
Organized by: Intermediae Matadero Madrid (Spain), Instituto Cervantes de Palermo (Italy) and Instituto Italiano de Cultura de Córdoba (Argentina).
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Until 1 July at midnight

Guidelines for the call:

This call aims to create a participatory platform about visual arts. The platform functions as a set of interrelated actions that work as an integrated device: open call, web tool, professional meeting, and public presentation of projects. These formats seek to generate a network of knowledge exchange and to strengthen the cultural dialogue between Spain and Germany. The citizens of both countries are asked to reflect collectively on the subject of "Citizen Participation" which invites them to present artistic creation proposals. Since the financial crisis reached social environments in 2010, more citizens of all ages are increasingly reclaiming their voice in society through protest movements, citizen initiatives, and so on. In Spain, the 15 M movement arose in a particularly tough context due to the high rate of unemployment among youth and the increasingly poor economic perspectives for many levels of society. In Germany, there are permanent arguments about the transformation and reduction of the educational system within the framework of the Bologna process, while protests are increasing against large infrastructure projects such as Stuttgart 21 or expansion of the Frankfurt and Munich airports, since people feel they have a negative impact on their everyday lives. In both Spain and Germany, citizens do not feel represented and regret not being able to take an active part in processes that affect them.

More information at:
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OPEN TERRARIO / Screening and presentation of El cielo del Ojo

Friday 18 May at 7 pm.

Cielo del Ojo is a group project for video creation, comprised of five European voluntary groups focused on film production and distribution: Franti of Italy, Nisi Masa France of France, Ms. Balthazars of Austria, Euphoria Borealis of Finland and Cinestesias of Spain.

The thematic axis of the project is El Cielo (the Sky or Heaven), a sufficiently broad topic to allow all types of film expression: Video art pieces, standard film stories, animation stop motion, documentaries and false documentaries.

Each group made a two minute video produced “Exquisite Corpse” style: the ending of each one is the beginning of the next. During pre-production, a travelling box was sent by the different cities where those involved in the project lived.

The overall result was edited with a soundtrack created by sound artist Alberto Bernal.

More information
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OPEN TERRARIO/ A New Tahrir Square

8 May to 17 June.
Presentation of the project led by Miguel Moreno and Martín Toimil. Tuesday 8 May at 6:30 pm.

Selection of participating projects in the international call for ideas for the reinterpretation of Tahrir Square in Cairo.
To celebrate the launch of the revolutionary movement that was born and continues in Egypt, the ICARCH international design and architecture competition platform launched the call for A New Tahrir Square so that participants from all over the world could make suggestions, at all levels, for a new concept of Tahrir Square.
At this exhibit, we can enjoy and analyze the works that numerous teams from around the world submitted. In keeping with the popular revolutionary movement, the proposals were free and from a wide range of disciplines, to guarantee the most extensive representation and the freedom that characterized the Egyptian movement.

Through Miguel Moreno Mateos, the Estudio de Paisajismo GM3 has coordinated the exhibit, with support from a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

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