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escrito por Intermediae 23/01/2016 17:50:04

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


Twitter: @crisisrus
#crisisRus #HomeEconomics

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


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 26/04/2013 17:18:48

Politics of Research / Situated Commons
Saturday 27, 17.30h. at Intermediae
With Isaac Marrero-Guillamón, Javier Rodrigo and Aida Sánchez de Serdio

Mediation and research have become key terms for some curatorial projects and debates. Practices, spaces and networks build up a collective research on the meaning of culture and the social function of its institutions in relation to "the commons", opening up a debate on the notion of an other institutionality and overflowing the spaces of the collective (be that a cultural institution, a school, a grassroots space, or the very idea of citizenship). In this context, many cultural projects take up research as a key notion in the relationship between cultural production, the production of knowledge and the construction of the social.

The current politics of the modes of production of collective bodies of knowledge intersect with new modes of construction of citizenship, and the generation of common wealth. The emerging models of research and circulation of knowledge, different forms of urban experimentation, the traditions of feminist research, the famous IAP, militant research, popular education... articulate other politics of relationship, care and mediation in the political economy of research groups and the groups by whom and with whom co-research is undergone, and bodies of knowledge produced. This dimension doesn't exclude the fact that these politics of research can lose their goal of transformation, in citizen environments and specific fields of situated praxis, while at the same time opening up and generating models of construction of bodies of knowledge and collective pedagogies.

In this manner, the question of the politics of inquiry is answered through a kind of new pragmatism, or lesser politics, from the standpoint of which to question the tensions, relationships and the circulation of this production of situated bodies of knowledge. Under this starting point, neither the institution no the research groups would therefore occupy a neutral space, and neither would they define themselves as an incomparable framework. Rather, they would be described as specific, and in process. Their actions are considered unfinished, partial, situated; on the search of connectors with the social tissue, and joining multiple conversations. The frameworks of decolonisation, the bodies of knowledge produced by education, and a heterogeneity of practices of social experimentation can be posed as other scenarios from which to rethink the politics of production and circulation of bodies of knowledge, as another political dimension of the commons.

Intermediae, together with Transductores (as part of their Research Residency at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía), Isaac Marrero-Guillamón and Aida Sánchez de Serdio, invite you to participate, share and debate the various starting hypotheses which affect the practice of a large part of the mediation and research initiatives.

Isaac Marrero-Guillamón will present a project produced with Hillary Powell (The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London's Olympic State) which responds to the challenge of compiling and organising a disperse and heterogeneous series of artistic and cultural projects produced as an anwer to the brutal transformation of East London motivated by the 2012 Olympic Games. The project defends the specific role played by these practices in the configuration of antagonistic spaces in relation, for example, to the politics of regulation what is known, what can be said, and what is visible effected by the Olympic machinery (and its collorary: the division between those that have a right to speak and those who don't).

Javier Rodigo will present Transductores' project of citizen research and consultation with the MSR Team in Quito, Ecuador (currently in its second phase). For this purpose, he will engage the issue of how feminist pedagogies help us rethink other frames of relationship and the paradoxes of work in the production of knowledge beyond the classic models of empowerment and dialogic consensual learning. Articulated around this position, collective pedagogies emphasise a pragmatic relationship of transformation, premised on situated and active bodies of knowledge, which generate new forms of politics through learning communities. In a composition of both perspectives, the issue of how to transmit situated bodies of knowledge, how to circulate the production of research and how to generate multiple work tools crosses the challenges of these pedagogies, and, therefore, of the politics of research.

Aida Sánchez de Serdio will contribute to the debate through a reflection on the production of knowledge at a university in a state of emergency. The current situation, which poses the risk of the dissapearance of the public university model as we have known it since the mid-80's of last century, has made a large number of members of the university community face the need to ask themselves about the current situation and about the future perspectives of this institution, and their role in it. In the same manner, the very definition of knowledge, and its forms of production and transmission (terms which also need a deep rethinking) are being challenged. On the basis of a comparison between previous research projects on changes at the universities, which she has been involved in, and the urgency of a militant research which is being drawn out in the present moment, she will attempt to order, in real time, some possibilities for research and action, the most significant space in which might be one of the exteriority, and not interiority of the object of study.

Associated texts

Isaac Marrero-Guillamón

(2011) “London 2012: espacio de excepción”urbe. Revista Brasileira de Gestão Urbana (Brazilian Journal of Urban Management), v. 3, n. 2, p. 179-190.
(2012) “Photography against the Olympic Spectacle”Visual Studies, v. 27, n. 2, p. 132-139.
(2013). “Por una teoría del actor-red menor: perspectivismo y monadología”. In F. Tirado and D. López, eds. Teoría del Actor-Red. Más Allá de los Estudios de Ciencia y Tecnología.Barcelona: Amendia, p. 331-356 (in the press).

Javier Rodrigo

Texto presentación :Comunes, colectividades e institucionalidades: paradojas productivas y pedagogías inapropiadas.       

Aida Sánchez de Serdio

(2010) “Políticas de lo concreto: producción cultural colaborativa y modos de organización”. In Collados, Antonio y Rodrigo, Javier (2010) Transductores: pedagogías colectivas y políticas espaciales.Centro José Guerrero. Granada. p. 44-64

(2009) The Political Economy of the Monument. In Street signs, Spring 2009. Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR). Goldsmith College. University of London (p. 2-4)

escrito por Intermediae 03/04/2013 13:17:54

404: Amar en tiempos Hipster

Hipsteria Lane: Gentrifying Intimacy

April 20-21 11am-2pm and 4pm-8pm.

A workshop kicking off collective research into a new cultural paradigm through its media representation.
It would be quite hard to understand cultural industries without first understanding the central position that love has attained in the heart of them.  If we took away love as a theme for pop music, film, literature, and television programmes, we would be left with scarcely any content, or we would at least have to make do without a main content that simultaneously forms the backbone for many others.
Here when we say love we do not mean a set of emotions and feelings that are felt and lived by those consuming cultural content.  Instead we are talking about a complex instrument pertaining to cultural industries and having different genealogies and manifestations.  We are talking about a discursive framework containing collective imaginations and sincretic representations.  We mean a set of archetypes, narratives, key words, situations, and conduct that are inextricably linked and woven into the content of cultural industries in a sort of discursive consensus of love.
Therefore, we must escape from the proverbially inrreproachable individual feeling and focus on disecting a social instrument represented and presented incessantly as text, pretext, or subtext in contemporary cultural products.
Amar en tiempos Hipster [Love in the Time of the Hipster] is a workshop that sets out to discover what is the ideal for love and what ways of experiencing sexuality are represented by all things “hipster”.  It is a workshop for analysis and the building of (ambiguous) texts using several kinds of language (discursive, journalistic, fiction and non-fiction, textual and audiovisual, ethnographic, pictorial, stage, and podcast) pertaining to the socio-emotional forms and sexuality that the hispter “subculture” offers and how we are affected, both socially and individually, by it.
escrito por Intermediae 19/03/2013 12:09:54

Spanish P2P WikiSprint/es

Wednesday 20 March at 16 h.

A WikiSprint is a collective content production event that takes place in a short period of time in a wiki type of platform. This "P2P WikiSprint" in Spanish aims to collectively document and map P2P (peer-to-peer) initiatives in Latin America and Spain.
Medialab-Prado offers its space to get together and work in this global mapping.

escrito por Intermediae 24/01/2013 13:17:21
ARCO 2013/ 404: Collective investigation of a new cultural paradigm through its media representations. Amor Hipster
With Silvia Nanclares and Jaron Rowan

Next sessions: 16 and 17 February 2013 (times to be confirmed).

A project that explores the ideals of love and how sexuality is experienced according to “hipster” mores. A workshop to analyze and construct (ambiguous) texts with different languages (discursive, journalistic, textual and audiovisual fiction and nonfiction, ethnography, images, podcasts, stage arts) about the sexuality proposed by hipster subculture and how it affects us socially and individually.

At this first meeting core issues will be examined which are fundamental to this collective investigation, covering some of the components from cultural industries which have contributed to generate this supposed cultural paradigm. The idea is to work jointly and generate debates with participants to reach some common ground. The objective: to create a framework to serve as a springboard for getting the investigation underway. Two intensive days with talks, texts, concepts, written and audiovisual fiction, a presentation of the archive and ongoing lines of work.

Jaron Rowan is a researcher and cultural agitator. He combines research and teaching and for 10 years has been one of the members and cofounders of YProductions. He is also a member of the Free Culture Forum and the research project Empresas del procomún.
For several years he has been a tutor and one of the lecturers for the course MA in Culture Industry at Goldsmiths University of London. In 2010 he wrote the book Emprendizajes en cultura published by Traficantes de Sueños.

Silvia Nanclares studied play writing and directing at RESAD (Madrid). She works in the editorial field and since 2004 she has focused on writing stories, having published her first collection titled El sur: Instrucciones de uso (2009). Since 2001 she has collaborated in her own and others’ publishing processes, and has sold, carried, placed, thought and written about books and publishing.
escrito por Intermediae 23/01/2013 17:29:22

Open Mondo Píxel ArsGames

Mondo Píxel

Star-t magazine books: 'Cohetes Rosas Sobre Cielos Nintendo' (Pink Rockets Over Nintendo Skies). Friday 8 February at 7 pm

S*T*A*R presents to the public a new book by the team STAR-T MAGAZINE BOOKS: 'Cohetes Rosas Sobre Cielos Nintendo', a treaty to find out about and understand how to make a videogame with its ethical and moral considerations, a master class of actions, methods and procedures based on the vintage world that are a great aid in translating methodologies to other creative and economic disciplines. And of course, for learning how to make a videogame.
escrito por Intermediae 04/12/2012 16:35:29

Open Mondo Píxel-Arsgames

Mondo Píxel. Thinking about pixelogy. Friday 21 December at 7 PM.

What do I know? What should I do? What can I expect? Although these are three essential questions for philosophy, it is also true that they're perfectly applicable to our everyday relationship with video games, which is deeply linked to these philosophical reflections, though it’s not immediately obvious. Even so, the potential of video games as a new prevailing means of expression remains to be exploited in the field of philosophy.

To explain some of the relationships between videogames and philosophy, we will have Álvaro Arbonés, author of the cultural criticism and philosophy blog titled The Sky Was Pink, and also one of the winners of the Ariel awards for Best Young Essay Bloggers. What I find out in video games? What should I do with them? What should I expect from the experience? These are three of the questions philosophy may answer with respect to videogames, three questions rooted in rich deep problems whose answers interest us all.
escrito por Intermediae 23/11/2012 16:59:31


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.
escrito por Intermediae 23/11/2012 16:29:14

CLUB GAMESTART / Presentation of projects by club participants


Saturday 15 December at 11 a.m. Presentation of projects by club participants

Since September, the children and teens who take part in Club Gamestar(t) have been investigating, experiencing and exploring the universe of games as a creative playful tool.

In this session they will present the work they have done on their collective projects: creating video games, databases, blogs and servers, among other things. This meeting is open to all friends of the Club, where they can be members for a day and enjoy a session of play and work.

Want to know how they do it? The participants of Gamestar(t) will tell you.

Gamestar(t) has guides who orient the process, drawing their inspiration from free pedagogies, facilitating communication, decision-making and conflict resolution. Through an assembly, the club’s working process is decided, as well the activities to be carried out at each session.
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