un botiquín para mi ciudad – madrid 2022
Why a first aid kit
Un Botiquín para mi Ciudad is a cycle of four workshops in collaboration with SERCADE’s Programme Afrique in which we will make a box of powers, in the form of a first-aid kit, to heal and re-enchant our city in complicity with the knowledge and experiences of the people who live there, in search of a cross-border neighbourhood that can lead to the construction of shared futures.
Where have you felt at home in the city? Faced with the emptying of the meaning of the collective, faced with the disarticulation of community building and citizen management initiatives, we want to propose a space from which to imagine and collectively design tools to deploy a livable life in the city of Madrid and, in this way, weave our existence in common.
Beyond the ointments, medicines and first aid utensils contained in a first aid kit – understood as a box with healing material – we want to expand the purely sanitary meanings of this care case and propose a shelter and sheltering tool that contains some essential objects to make a home in the city, to identify what is good for us, not for each other, but for each other.
Programme of the sessions
The sessions will be led by Yannick Tresor Dzouko Komgang, intercultural mediator, volunteer and interpreter at SERCADE, Adam Hassane Saleh, collaborator in the Grigri Pixel workshops, and Susana Moliner, cultura worker, y David Pérez, architect, both from Grigri Projects, a platform dedicated to research, creation and cultural production that focuses on participatory design, urban intervention and community processes of a transdisciplinary nature.
1. Maps. To represent a world where many worlds fit.
What are the places, the people, who have taken care of your life trajectory? In which places have you felt at home? In which ones haven’t you? Why? What powers can you offer to re-enchant our city?
2. Currents. To weave a cross-border neighbourhood by linking our trajectories and our knowledge.
What are the paths that are part of your daily life in the city? Which places have you felt that you are allowed to access? Which ones are not? Why not?
3. Situations. To understand each other collectively, to be together and to learn together.
What are the spaces and people that have made you feel part of the city? What links have you established with them?
4. Public presentation of the first aid kit.
A session open to the public in which to share the learning developed in the group.
A programme promoted by : GRIGRI
In partnership with: Programme Afrique de SERCADE
With the funding of: Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Conde Duque
The conceptualisation of the programme and the design, production and dynamisation of the sessions was carried out by: Susana Moliner, David Pérez, Yannick Tresor Dzouko Komgan, Adam Hassane Saleh.
Photographs of: Katerina Myronaki.