Previous workshops Grigri Pixel 2019
Recognize ourselves, to create other symbols, and give place.
Three sessions to rethink quarter processes at the neighborhood and city level.
What makes us “neighbors”? What agreements can we reach to be able to recognize ourselves in shared collective identities, and from plural and inclusive senses of belonging? In what ways can we formalize, symbolically and materially, the commitment and mutual recognition with others, with our neighborhood and city?
From May to June we have launched three sessions to generate a common framework from which to regain confidence in doing together in the face of the challenge of building a city and community among people who belong to “worlds”, a priori, distant and alien. This common framework for reflection and action, as well as the results produced during the activities, will serve as the basis for the intensive production workshop that will take place over two weeks in October.
1st session “Maps of Trajectories” at SERCADE, Thursday 23 May, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
2nd session “Manufacture of Teseras” in Medialab Prado, Thursday, May 30, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
3rd session “Neighborhood Manifesto” at SERCADE, Thursday, June 6, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Trajectories Maps prepared in the 1st session.
During the afternoons of three consecutive Thursdays – May 23, 30, and June 6 – we have developed an open and free program composed of three workshops to exchange and materialize experiences of transit, migration, and hospitality together with the migrant community of Africa Sub-Saharan of the SERCADE center, neighbors of the Barrio de las Letras and anyone who wants to join, to open the possibility of meeting and imagining themselves beyond the identity division between locals and foreigners.
The workshops combined reflection and material production, on the one hand, to shape a manifesto or neighborhood pact through the joint elaboration of a text that collects a situated idea of ”us” and; on the other hand, collectively produce a tessera, an object made up of multiple pieces (one piece for each person involved in the work process) that, fitted together, symbolically materialize the agreement reached.
Both the pieces produced in Medialab Prado’s Fablab and the manifesto produced were presented at the beginning of the discussion, scheduled for June 13 at the Plaza de las Letras with Felwine Sarr and Marina Garcés. A dialogue that will have the purpose of reestablishing ways of generating feelings of belonging to a territory that is not marked by the origin of the people who inhabit it, but by the fact of living, sharing, and intervening in it.