Commissions to heal Madrid
What would change in a shared future in the city of Madrid in which we all have the same right to participate in decision-making and the physical and social construction of our living spaces?
In our second meeting, on Thursday, May 13, the five community commissions formed in the previous session met again at SERCADE to manufacture – from the emblems designed based on our personal wishes and imaginations – the five flags that represent us, real works of art that will accompany us throughout the entire process, and that we will use to define and register the group portraits or official photos of each of the commissions.
Waving our flags through the windows of SERCADE.
Commissions or learning communities to imagine possible responses to our common challenges and interests.
Far from unilateral intervention models, in which we ask the people who come to the city to do an adaptation effort to consider them fully integrated into the predominant culture, through the Un botiquín para mi ciudad, program, we want to invite people involved in the process to develop an active and leading role – from a critical perspective and incorporating their knowledge and experiences – so that we can get back our rights in the creation and activation of moments of encounter and mutual recognition through activities in our spaces of life in common.
On the other hand, from this project, it is also proposed that the moments and activities of collective creation – the workshops – function as collaborative workspaces where all the participating people, regardless of their origin, knowledge, or expertise, work side by side on common objectives. Thus, these spaces seek to facilitate the coexistence and emergence of transversal identities, such as that of “neighbor”, by the simple fact of sharing and inhabiting the same territory, from a position of symmetry and legitimacy.
Ultimately, the aim is to establecer una conversación viva con la ciudad, establish a living conversation with the city, a setting for the composition of diverse knowledge and interests that may structure from this program of hybrid creation sessions. The program is then based on the detection of specific needs through collective, open, and situated diagnoses.
So that, from a critical vision of small and large urban challenges, we can collectively set an agenda of priorities towards the achievement of a more livable and welcoming city for all.
Official portraits of the five commissions formed posing with their flags.
To make Madrid a more livable city.
BOZA. Commission for the observation and recovery of collective spaces.
“The freedom and joy of living together”
Made up of: Iguázel, Yannick, Alpha Diallo, Raúl, Choyaiboy Omartu, Carmen, Nadège y Vertil
ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE CREATIVITY. Education, transformation, creativity, and fulfillment commission.
“Together, we sustain ourselves with imagination and creativity”
Made up of: Cecilia, Jean Samuel, Paloma, Giulia, Mohamed y Víctor.
PARTY! Commission to celebrate joy.
“We want that together we can regain joy”
Made up of: Verónica, Mayte, Justi, Bouba, Zacarias, Pierre y Oumar.
LINKING. Commission to expand and strengthen social ties through exchange workshops, cultural activities, shared listening, and mutual help.
“Come in, make yourself at home. Bienvenue, vous êtes ici chez vous”
Made up of: Eduardo, Ruth, Alessandra, Adam, Issiaka, Traore, Marcel, Ismael, Mahamad y Marie.
ACTIVITIES IN NATURE. Social commission to generate empathy and meeting spaces, be together, in the same fight, and shine together.
“Let’s be together in nature”
Made up of: Aboubacar, Ibrahima, Ivana, Milena, Pablo, Babacar, Fodie, Bangura, Max y Samba.
Emblems of the commissions elaborated from personal imaginaries.