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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 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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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.

photos
 
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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.

Videos
 
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Urban Common Assets Sport in citizen construction of public space

April and May 2013
[VIC] Vivero de Iniciativas Ciudadanas / Citizen Initiative Nursery

It is a social construct with culturally constructed values that finds expression in a variety of established forms: companies, professionalised institutions, sports associations, formal practices, grassroots sport and a whole range of informal non-institutionalised practices.
The Urban Common Assets project seeks to reveal different citizen practices related to sport and their configuration in the city, with particular regard to the generation of citizen initiatives that involve new ways of producing public space, initiatives that represent alternatives and that challenge the idea of competition and best brands with the idea of collective achievement and improvement.
These are processes that help in developing cooperative policies. We propose building a complementary approach that superimposes a layer of greater complexity, to include an active and creative citizenry in the urban development process, permit the development of different, more conciliatory, perspectives on constructing the city and allow a diverse range of meetings and projects capable of more adaptable thinking. We start with some working sessions using direct conversations to compose a narrative that helps us to piece things together, raise doubts, generate consensus and disagreement in order to construct new questions about how sport interacts with the city.
This interplay will be a common asset that can be incorporated into the collective thinking to complement the general discourse associated with this form of urban production.

ACTIVITIES

- Sport in citizen construction of public space: Polis and policies. 29 April, at 7 pm.
- Citizenry and non-institutionalised sport. 7 May, at 5:30 pm.
 
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Agronautas [New Urban Realities]


April to December 2013
PezEstudio


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.

ACTIVITIES

- 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.

photos 2013

 
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Poetic occupation of the city


From January to December 2013
Juan Carlos Ibáñez Angulo and Carlos Contreras Elvira

Poetic Occupation is an action, non-invasive in space that combines literary creation, music and
dramatised readings spread over different points in the city. Today, the streets, parks and squares and
Matadero Madrid, Madrid Río Park and their surroundings, offer a programme of audio-poems accessible
to local residents and visitors taking a stroll, to the schools in the Arganzuela district, and the businesses
and public and private spaces of this district of the city. This tool allows poems to be geotagged in
augmented reality, enabling access to content and encouraging other literary uses of new technologies.
Two pilot experiences are carried out in primary and secondary schools in the districts of Vicálvaro and
Moncloa-Aravaca.

ACTIVITIES

- Permanent installation in the Matadero Madrid space.
- Books Night 2013. From 23 April to 23 June 2013.

photos 2013
 
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