Invariantes Castizos of Madrid
Workshops for the design of a collective postcard of Madrid from the construction of Hats-Souvenirs in which some of the invariantes castizos or iconic elements of the city are represented.
JULY 2011 WITH DUKE IN MADRID STUDENTS:
1. f. Mat. Magnitude or mathematical expression that does not change in value when undergoing certain transformations; p. eg, the distance between two points in a solid that moves but does not warp.
2. adj. Typical, pure, genuine of any country, region or locality.
In 1947 Fernando Chueca Goitia wrote his famous book Invariantes castizos de la arquitectura española, in which he catalogs a series of architectural elements that according to him would be “typical” and “identity” of our architecture.
JULY 2012 WITH STUDENTS OF THE ESCAPES EXCHANGE PROGRAM:
For a person who is visiting the city or who has just arrived there, such as a foreign student, Madrid is full of iconic elements that are the first reference you have of a place that is not yet known or It has not been experienced, it is these “invariantes castizos”: monuments, places, food, expressions, personalities … that are the identity referents, their first image of the city that will be modified through experience.
NOVEMBER 2012 WITH DUKE IN MADRID STUDENTS:
1. Choose an invariante from the city of Madrid (a meal / a monument / an expression / a personality …)
2. Build a hat from this invariant.
3. Register through photos each of the hats-souvenirs for the design of a collective postcard as a new memory of the city of Madrid.
JANUARY 2013 WITH DUKE IN MADRID STUDENTS:
A project by David Pérez / PKMN [pac-man] Architectures
In collaboration with Patricia Esteban García and Duke University in Madrid.
July 2011 to January 2013