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The Drift Is Ours

June 30 - July 2, 2010 - Workshop: 10:00 h to 17:00 h. Conferences: 19:30 h /
Workshop: Nouvel Building, Terrazas y espacios exteriores.Conferences: Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200

Drift is Ours is a workshop of experience, reflection and debate from the perspective of pedagogy and modern utopia based in Latin America, linked to the exhibition project Drifts and Derivations. Experiences, Journeys and Morphologies. From a radical reading of modernity itself: playful, organic and subjective, new ways to understand and intervene in the city and society were developed one the other side of the Atlantic, that may be of enormous use to interrogate the global contemporaneity. 

Based on the parameters of work developed by the School of Valparaíso, with the assumptions that underlie the most exciting urban proposals from contemporary Brazil, the workshop aims at activating different lines of action in a context foreign to its origins, such as the city of Madrid. The friction inherent in these conditions seeks to activate the debate and the proposals that put in crisis the structures of the city, and, at the same time, the concepts of teaching and utopia. 

The event will consist in three workshops led by activists, architects, geographers, poets and town planners. They will be motivated by the drifts through the city. "Openness" will be the key component in their development: in poetry, in the visual, on the stage, in public space, in the urban, in the social ... in the work undertaken between all participants of this drift. More than any reductionist or academic consideration of the project, "life experience" is key to address this conference. At the end of each of the three days, three conferences and public forums will act as enhancers that emphasize different aspects relevant to the workshop such as observation, imagination and playfulness among others, and serve to highlight points of continuity with the contents of the exhibition . 

The seminar-workshop aims to be an active focus of reflection on the excesses of a modernity that is multiple and never identical to itself, seeking to encourage transit through an area of possibilities.

Workshop

Led by Andrés Garcés and Manuel Sanfuentes; Guilherme Wisnik and Francesc Muñoz. 
Day I, June 30, 10:00 - 17:00 h.: The open. 
Day II, July 1, 10:00 - 17:00 h: The Arts. 
Day III, July 2, 10:00 - 17:00 h: The world. 

Conferences

Guilherme Wisnik, Lina Bo Bard's Playful-Constructive Project. 
Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200 
June 30, 19:30 h

Paulo Herkenhoff, Cannibal Architectures. Being outdoors. 
Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200 
July 1, 19:30 h

Jesús Bermejo, Sorcerer's Apprentice .. 
Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200 
July 2, 19:30 h
Conclusions: Francesc Muñoz 

Participants

  • Francesc Muñoz, geographer. Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Author of "urBANALización: paisajes comunes, lugares globales" (Gustavo Gili, 2008).
  • Jesus Bermejo, architect. Collaborator of the School of Valparaiso, he has been Director of Projects at the School of Architecture of Madrid.
  • Paulo Herkenhoff, art historian, critic and independent curator. He has been a curator of the XXIV Bienal de Sao Paulo.
  • Guilherme Wisnik, architect and essayist. Author of Estado Crítico: "À Deriva nas Cidades" (Publifolha, 2009), professor at the University Anhembi Morumbi, Sao Paulo.
  • Andrés Garcés, architect. Lecturer at the Amereida Workshop, School of Valaparaíso, School of Architecture and Design of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso.
  • Manuel Fuentes, poet. Member of the School of Valparaiso. Lecturer at the Amereida Workshop, School of Valaparaíso, School of Architecture and Design of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso.



Aforo: Workshop: 20 personas, previa inscripción gratuita en programasculturales2@mcu.es Convocatoria abierta hasta el 10 de junio. Conferences: acceso gratuito, aforo limitado. Coordinación: Fernando Moral

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Entry: 
free admission, but space is limited
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