Territory(ies), Community(ies) and Artistic Practices is a research programme on community artistic creation involving four Creation Factories in Barcelona. Since 2021, the Ateneu Popular 9 Barris, La Central del Circ and El Graner have been carrying out creation laboratories led by the neighbourhood of their immediate territories and professional artists linked to the facilities. In 2022, Fabra i Coats has been added.
It is a project that aims to rethink the idea of territory as a common place and to move through new relational contexts from the cultural practice understood beyond the consumer good. With this project, we assume the need to reflect collectively on what kind of culture we generate in our neighbourhoods. Understanding this need from a bidirectionality of action, we want to reflect on what strategies we deploy to get closer to the territories and neighbourhoods, and how we build spaces for the exchange of horizontal and emancipatory knowledge.
Having started with a conference at the Biennial of Thought 2020, this year the project is once again opening up to the city with this conference, that will take place on October 15th (from 10am to 3pm), which will present the project’s journey over the last two years and offer participatory experiences linked to community artistic creation.
Places are limited with prior registration (until 12 October) by e-mail to email@example.com, indicating:
- Name and surname(s) of the person(s) who wish to register.
- Experience in which they would prefer to participate (A, B, C or D) in the time slot from 11:00 to 13:00.
10:00 – 11:00 Welcome and presentation by Dianelis Diéguez, researcher who has accompanied the project for the last two years.
11:00 – 13:00 Simultaneous participatory experiences proposed by the teams from each factory:
A) Ateneu Popular 9 Barris
How do we get involved in community creation?
Leave your mobile phone in aeroplane mode inside a box and enter GLOBALAGAN: a fresh, playful and intimate space that invites us to openness and presence. A game of encounter between strangers through balloons, questions, challenges and a mission to be solved collectively.
Dynamises: Sally Eden
B) La Central del Circ
How to make visible the links that unite us in a situation of risk and collective negotiation?
We will activate a space for conscious and collective reflection on vulnerability, affectation, limits, risk and power relations that occur between bodies. The performative force of this encounter opens up the meaning of bodies, creating a living structure from a shared experience.
Dynamises: Elena Zanzu
C) El Graner
Territories of language: a collective score of gestures and voice
In this workshop, we will explore how the notion of territory is traversed by language. Through words and orality, gesture and silence, we will try to trace how things said and unsaid create social spaces.
Through artistic practices that set voice and gesture, oral and choreographic language in motion, we will generate an archive of verbs, a catalogue of actions representative of a common memory. From here, we will analyse how this constellation of words and movements gives way to the composition of a collective score.
Dynamises: João Lima
D) Fabra i Coats
How to become us?
Deadlines & Dragons is a role-playing game about the relationship between artistic practices-territories-communities. A game to share and reflect on situated cultural and artistic practices that seek to achieve the common good.
13:00 – 14:00 Sharing session
14:00 – 15:00 Snacks