Workshop Grigri Pixel Madrid 2017
The Grigri that we built for EVA tells us about the past, about food, food and that old fruit and vegetable market that EVA now partially occupies; settles in the present, makes a nod to the activities that EVA carries out weekly around mobility and bicycles; and is projected towards a future desire to open up to the neighborhood, welcome other residents of Arganzuela and continue growing as a project.
On Monday, October 2, 2017, this second edition of Grigri Pixel started in Madrid, which, more than a workshop, had become a festival. At 6:00 p.m., the African initiatives, the local EVA group, and the program of activities that would take place during the following days were presented in Medialab Prado: the construction workshop with Mané Ndeye from Senegal, Aderemi Agabeti from Nigeria, Ismael Essome from Cameroon, and Afate Gnikou from Togo; the video-mapping workshop with Bay Dam from Senegal and the AV Floss team; the seminar on “The invisible, the common and the magic” with Marina Garcés, Abu Ali, Simon Njami and Paz Núñez; the “Cocina tu Grigri” workshop with the Cocinar Madrid collective and the workshop for the construction of 3D printers from recycled computer material with Afate.
On Saturday, October 14, the results of the work were presented. The EVA grigri is an amulet that protects us and takes care of common spaces. It is a magical object and also a useful object that allows a group of people to cook together. It only works well if several people agree and deploy it together. The EVA grigri can also move, move, and processionally, with the help and push of others. For the EVA grigri magic to be activated, you have to communicate, listen to yourself and try to understand yourself. You need the generosity and openness that allows you to enter and welcome what is foreign. EVA’s grigri is made with the will and desire to do with others. It has a lot of commitment, learning and mutual trust. The grigri also serves to gather and celebrate, to meet and “be” with others.
Seminar “The invisible, the common, the magic”
This seminar invited us to explore what are the common challenges and contemporary urban problems in the cities of Africa and Europe in complicity with six contemporary thinkers and creators: Marina Garcés, Abu Ali, Paz Núñez, and Simon Njami.
Mobile, modular, deployable, and self-sufficient kitchen. Three gas hobs, a sink with a manual water pump, tables for support, storage, recycling, a small condiment crop, and an awning; all on wheels and usable together or separately.
Fanzine Grigri Pixel Madrid 2017
In this publication, we tell what Grigri Pixel is and you can find the articles “El poder mágico de las Grigri-Fechas” by Marina Garcés, “Bailando con lo invisible. Los grigri son fantasmas visibles” by Simon Njami and “Investigar Grigri Pixel” by Blanca Callén.
Grigri construction workshop participants
Ana Isabel Garrido Martínez, Ángel Lomas García, Bárbara Pascual Miguel, Christopher A. Ignat Quichiz, Dámaris Soledad Párraga Wayar, Delia Gálvez Moreno, Diana Gómez Olmedilla, Diego Andrés Ramírez Aragón, Iván Ramírez Serpa, Javier Ordóñez Rodríguez, Joana Groba Casillas, Johnny López Sibaja, Laura Rebolledo Génisson, Mariajo Castells Rosello, Marta López García, Miguel Lantero Vilajoana, Nada Colectivo (Ana CSC, Francesca Alessandro, Laura Corradi), Onaney Gómez Álvarez, Pablo Rúa Conde, Patricia Navarro Cantón, Pau Guillén Lerma, Rosa Robador Boixereu, Sacramento García-Rayo Moreno, Sofía Prósper Díaz-Mor, Verónica Martín Vázquez & Vivian Gerges.
Many thanks to all the IED students who participated in the workshop.
Participants Make your 3D printer
Agustín Lucena, Alberto Rúa Armesto, Álvaro Yelamos, Bárbara Pascual Miguel, Beatriz Gómez Robles, Carlos Moreno Guirado, Christian Díaz, Cristobal Gil, Diego Martínez Tapia, Eduardo Viñas Mouta, Emelia López Fuentes, Enrique Maté Sánchez, Estrella Poza Ruiz, Ingrid Lavid, Janice de Souza, Joaquín Rodríguez, Jose Javier Miguel Llarena, Jose Luis Rafael Lázaro, Jose Manuel González Jiménez, Juan Manuel López Cañas, Luis Mir Morales, María Máiquez Martín, Mariajo Castells Roselló, Noelia Cava, Raquel Díaz Mora, Rita Rodríguez, Roberto Jiménez López, Samuel González García & Víctor Bustarviejo Martín.
Design and manufacturing sessions
Photographic record of the process of conception, materialization, and celebration of the collective amulet produced for the Neighborhood of Arganzuela.