Within the framework of the Museo Reina Sofía 2013-2014 residencies, the collective 15Muebles presents urban teaching based on an open code: Ciudad Escuela, a gateway and invitation to ways of discovering, learning about and making a city.
What does "making a city" mean today? Who and what make a city? And most importantly, what kind of learning is at stake? From urban allotments to self-managed sites, via citizens’ initiatives geared towards conserving heritage or promoting book exchanges, today, more than ever, the city is awash with flavours and learning that escape traditional tools and resources in teaching. With respect to the Playgrounds exhibition, with themes that include the reinvention of urban space, Ciudad Escuela takes on the challenge of making the emergence of the city as an educational setting, as an open classroom, visible. Based on Open Badges technology from the Mozilla Foundation, and devised to add value to unregulated learning in the Internet age, Ciudad Escuela tackles the design of open urban teaching. Thus, Ciudad Escuela transforms urban imagery and urban tools, practices, games and languages to work towards a common city, and, in short, to consider the city as a place of open teaching.
15Muebles is an infrastructure for collaborative work with Basurama, Zuloark, UrbanoHumano and the Prototyping project, and is one of the projects selected in the Museo Reina Sofía’s 2013-2014 research residencies programme.