Recently, I have uploaded the report of Natural-ZONE: the Act of Collective Creativity in which you can see more images and read more in detail about the artistic research process and outcomes of this residency at Partage. This project was selected and supported by Gasworks London and Triangle Network.
Today I had the real pleasure to attend to the seminar History of Feminisms by Gladys Giraldo included in the programme of the research group "Art, Research and Feminisms" at the University of the Basque Country in which I collaborate.
In the slide, Emmeline Pankhurst, British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote.
At the end of the month, I will be presenting the project Afluents as part of CAPP Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme in Madrid, a few days programme in which a number of activities will take place in relation to collaborative art practices. This event will include debates, talks, workshops, etc. To check more updates and the programme about it please check the blog of Hablar en Arte, host organisation of this event.
Today, I have given a talk about my work at the Masters of Technological and Performative Contemporary art led by Txaro Arrazola. Txaro was one of my professors at my Fine Art degree when I studied in the Basque Country who inspired my artistic journey. It is a real gift to share what I am currently working on to her students.
Afluents is a collaborative project about the river as simbolic space where the past and present of the industrial, environmental and social issues meet locally. A collaboration between myself and A+ collective. This project is part of Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme co-produced by Hablar En Arte and ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies, and suported by Creative Europe and Acción Cultural Española, AC/E
For more info about the project: http://www.hablarenarte.com/…/reside…/blog-residencia-acvic/
The event presentation of this project took place on the 18th of November 2017 where we will presented the work that has been done during the residency I am currently undertaking in ACVic.
Images of the event HERE
More images of the event HERE
Affluents is a collaborative project that focuses on the river as a symbolic space of the industrial, environmental and social past and present of Vic. This project is a collaboration between Seila Fernández Arconada, the local collective A+, neighbours and other local agents. Affluents takes place in the frame of CAPP, co-produced between hablarenarte and ACVIC and supported by Europa Creativa (EACEA) and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).
The project is currently taking place and updates in Catalan and Spanish are published regularly in the following link: www.tinyurl.com/capp-acvic
"La llegada a mi segunda parte de la residencia ha sido marcada por la huelga general en Cataluña convocada para hoy como consecuencia de los incidentes sucedidos durante el 1-O. Un momento de incertidumbre que no deja de ser un terreno interesante para comenzar de nuevo en Vic. Y es por eso que tomando el reto trabajaré en iniciativas colaborativas durante las próximas 6 semanas desde ACVic; iniciativas que combinan interéses locales e ideas surgidas en el grupo nacido durante la primera residencia.
My arrival to the second part of the CAPP residency in Vic has been shaped by the General Strike in Catalonia convoked due to 1-O incidents. An uncertain moment nonetheless interesting ground to begin with. Therefore taking this challenge I will be working in collaborative initiatives during the next 6 weeks from ACVic; initiatives that combine some local interests and ideas born during the workshop group from the first residency."
For more updates check: Hablar en Arte Blog
I am happy to announce the publication of Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places in which you can find "Riding the Tide: Socially-engaged art and resilience in an uncertain future" a paper writen in collaboration between Sage Brice and Seila Fernández Arconada.
"Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places provides an overview and a critical analysis of the ways in which the concept ‘resilience’ has been addressed in social sciences research. In doing so, this edited book draws together state-of-the-art research from a variety of disciplines (i.e. spatial planning, economic and cultural geography, environmental and political sciences, sociology and architecture) as well as cases and examples across different spatial and geographical contexts (e.g. urban slums in India; flood-prone communities in the UK; coastal Japan). The cases present and explore challenges and potentials of resilience-thinking for practitioners and academics. As such, Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places aims to provide a scientifically robust overview and to generate some conceptual clarity for researchers, students and practitioners interested in the potential of resilience thinking as well as the application of resilience in practice".
For more information about the book please check the following link: https://www.routledge.com/Governing-for-Resilience-in-Vulnerable-Places/Trell-Restemeyer-Bakema-van-Hoven/p/book/9781138216495
During the event at The Oder Island earlier this month we had the visit from MOZ, a local newspaper to reflect on the project. This image of the team was published as part of the article. Full article and further info to be posted soon.
These are some images of the event of The Oder Island project made as part of the BorderArt workshop that took place during Viadrinicum Borderlab. Borderland experiences: conflict, dialogue and the arts summer school in Frankfurt Oder (in the border of Germany and Poland).
The website is another result of this project that includes all the process and information about the idea of taking this ephemeral island